CASSINI Business Accelerator – Europe’s Largest Space Accelerator Program for SMEs

Verhaert together with partners from Plug and Play, CIVITTA, and Sting have recently launched the biggest space accelerator in Europe – CASSINI  Business Accelerator, a six-month, equity-free programme designed to support early and growth stage companies in the European space  ecosystem.

Programme Offers

  • Demand driven support, aligned with your company needs
  • Access to EU stakeholders, corporates, investors from 58+ European markets
  • Access to key space organisations in Europe
  • 75k€ voucher, upon successfully completing the acceleration programme.
  • Networking opportunities

SMEs’ profile

  • Are European incorporated (Eligibility extended to Companies in Iceland and Norway)
  • Develop upstream & downstream space applications
  • Have a proven commercial traction and looking to increase their sales

Application process and timeline

The application process is initiated by the completion of the application form available on the website here. Following this, eligibility requirements are reviewed. Once this review is completed, a follow-up form is sent via email to the applicants for the finalisation of the application.

The deadline for the submission of the completed application is set for 8 March 2024 at 23:59 CET.

The timeline of the overall CASSINI  Business Accelerator programme is the following:

  • The Application Period (Open Call) starts from 15/01/2024 to 08/03/2024
  • The Applications’ review will take place in mid/late March
  • The Selection committee will happen in early April
  • The 3rd Batch will take place from 01/05 to 31/10

Informative Webinar

An application webinar is scheduled on February 13th 2024 for interested applicants to gain insights into the program and understand the application process in more detail. Please register below:

further information can be found at the official website of CASSINI