Share My Space wins 8th NATO Innovation Challenge

The Share My Space team won the NATO Innovation Challenge – Spring 2021 contest, on the 29th of June. For the first time, the ceremony took place in Lisbon. Mission Space won the second place, Vizworx the third.

On Tuesday, June 29th, the Share My Space team won the NATO Innovation Challenge – Spring 2021 project. The final ceremony took place in Lisbon, for the first time, and was attended by several prominent figures, with particular attention to the presence of the Minister of National Defense, João Gomes Cravinho.

The Minister highlighted that “Portugal is committed to this culture of innovation, stimulating dynamic ecosystems capable of bringing together industry, scientific and technological knowledge and military experience in several essential areas”.

Arthur Belaud, one of the members of the Share My Space team, did not hide his pride: “It is a great pleasure to win the NATO Innovation Challenge and to be recognized for our project. The idea we presented today was essentially the ability to detect and track agile satellites, anticipate future targets, confirm hostile activities in space, and improve understanding of the space domain. It uses machine learning algorithms to recognize maneuver patterns with signal analysis methods.”

Arthur Belaud

This was the 8th edition of the international challenge organized by NATO Innovation Hub, by the Directorate-General for National Defense Resources (DGRDN) of the Ministry of National Defense and by the General Staff of the Armed Forces. The purpose of this contest is to give NATO new ways to solve challenges in the space sphere.

The NATO Innovation Hub specially recognizes the efforts of one of our newest members of the NATO Innovation Network, Portugal, that organized and made this Innovation Challenge Spring 2021 a great and memorable success.

The 8th edition also had several partners, namely NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT), the NATO Science and Technology Collaboration Support Office, the NATO Defence Investment Division, the General Staff of the Armed Forces, the Portuguese Space Agency, the European Space Agency, the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the University of Old Dominion, the French Space Command and NASA.

More about the NATO Innovation Challenge