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February 6th, 2019

Horizon 2020 Hatches HATCH Offering Opportunities to be Involved in Space Research and Innovation

The space sector experiences changes in rapid fire order and in Europe as a solution to keep up and inform others an internet portal, HATCH, will be available this April.  

Space is among the industries that have been developing rapidly in recent years. This is a sector that is planning to deliver a lot of innovation, new jobs and new market potential.

In order for Europe to keep up with the rapid innovation in the global space industry, an internet portal will be launched in April –www.spacehatch.eu – which is now calling on every space professional, enthusiast, company, project and student to create stimulating content for the site.

Linda Kimeiša

It has already been mentioned that HATCH is a Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Commission with the aim of creating a single resource for the entire European space sector, a portal where both space enthusiasts and professionals can obtain topical information. The project is being implemented by five companies – from Great Britain, Poland, Spain, Portugal and Latvia.

According to Linda Kimeiša, CEO of WIT Berry (Latvia) said that this portal is unique in that it can be used by both professionals and non-professionals. In an exciting way, novices can learn different facts about space, start to understand the specifics of the sector step by step, and maybe even see new business potential and career opportunities. It’s for this section, which they call Quick Knowledge, that they’re inviting everyone to submit their own content. Such collaboration among professionals, enthusiasts and project promoters is unique; it has not been realized on such a large scale in the European space sector before

Quick Knowledge, for which the project promoters welcome contributions from anyone, consists of short facts, each with a maximum of 255 characters, all about space. The topics are unlimited: satellites, black holes, telescopes, research results, planets, what astronauts eat, etc.

You can submit your content by March 10 on the project website: www.spacehatch.eu. One of the contributors will win an exquisite telescope from Sky Hunters worth over 600 euros. Content will be entered into a contest and published on the portal, which will be made public at the beginning of Paris Space Week.