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ABOUT US

For space founders from the space community in Europe

OUR MISSION

SpaceFounders is jointly initiated and run by CNES, the National Centre for Space Studies, and founders@unibw, the Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship Program at the University of the Bundeswehr Munich. 

Together with DLR, public partners, successful entrepreneurs and investors coming from Europe's leading space organisations, we support top-notch European space tech startups with tailored mentoring, deep industry know-how, and world-class investors to take their business to the next level.

CNES and founders@unibw are joining forces to explore new spaces. 

ABOUT THE
INITIATORS

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founders@unibw is the entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship program of the Universität der Bundeswehr München (UniBw M). The UniBw M provides aspiring officers with academic education to meet the needs of the Bundeswehr and the civilian labor market. Since its foundation in the 1970s, the UniBw M, as a young and modern campus university, has become one of the most renowned institutions for answering questions about security in engineering and society. Its prime location in one of Germany’s most innovative regions, its relatively small size, and its unique technological resources ensure ideal conditions for excellent and sustainable research on an international level

FOUNDERS@UNIBW

UNIVERSITÄT DER BUNDESWEHR MÜNCHEN

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CNES & CONNECT BY CNES

CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPATIALES (CNES)

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The National Center for Space Studies (CNES, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales) is the French government's space agency and responsible for shaping France’s space policy as well as implementing it in Europe. Its task is to conceive and orbit satellites, invent the space systems of the future, and nurture new services to assist us in our daily lives. The French agency is a strategic support and sponsor of the accelerator providing unrivalled due diligence access, powerful networks and the most advanced technological resources. CNES has a long history of supporting startups with the Connect by CNES program.

MEET THE
TEAM BEHIND

 

Emmanuelle Meric

Lucie Campagnolo

Managing Director France

Emmanuelle Meric

Anaïs van Wynsberghe

Chief Investment Officer

Emmanuelle Meric

Dr. Nadine Chochoiek

Managing Director Germany

Emmanuelle Meric

Stephanie Wißmann

Chief Marketing Officer

Emmanuelle Meric

Felix Kästner

Chief Operations Officer

STRATEGIC ADVISORS

Emmanuelle Meric

Philippe Gautier

Advisor

Emmanuelle Meric

Gilles Rabin

Advisor

Emmanuelle Meric

Hélène Huby

Advisor

OUR BOARD
MEMBERS

Emmanuelle Meric

Prof. Dr. Rafaela Kraus

VP Entrepreneurship, UniBw M
Emmanuelle Meric

Lionel Suchet

Chief Operating Officer of CNES
Emmanuelle Meric

Dr. Franziska Zeitler

Head of Innovation & New Markets, DLR
Emmanuelle Meric

Prof. Dr. Andreas Knopp

Co-Founder SPACE Research Centre, UniBw M
Emmanuelle Meric

François Alter

Advisor to the Chairman and CEO / Deputy CSO, CNES

PROGRAM PARTNERS

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Interested in partnering up?

Supported by

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