The Space Helix was amongst the second tranche of Helix communities launched by Crowdhelix in mid-2014, and is currently managed by the Crowdhelix Community Management team. We are, however, seeking expressions of interest from high-profile researchers in the field to take a leadership role for this Helix from 2021 onwards.


Closely related to the activities of the Climate and Digital Helixes, the Space Helix provides an Open Innovation community for experts seeking international collaborators to carry out space-related research and innovation in the following areas:

  • In-space propulsion
  • In-orbit validation & demonstration
  • Satellite communication
  • Space robotics
  • Near Earth Objects
  • Space weather & heliophysics
  • Astrophysics


Horizon Europe Cluster 4 (“Digital, Industry & Space”) sets out a number of interrelated objectives for space research & innovation in the EU, and estimates that the value generated from related activities is between €46 to €54, billion per annum. In addition, the capacity to access and use space is considered a strategic asset globally, and one that opens up many business opportunities for early-stage and high-tech companies, especially in combination with digital technologies and diverse sources of data.

EU-funded space research is also expected to contribute to critical technologies, space science and missions, and to outreach and education activities. Synergies with non-space sectors should also be promoted, as well as ensuring downstream exploitation. Crowdhelix intends to align its own activities in support of this endeavour by helping to provide the widest possible access to collaborators across the many sectors and industries involved in the space innovation ecosystem.

Supporting Copernicus through Big Data and Artificial Intelligence - Joint Project Forum at EU Space Week 2022

Past Event

Thu, Oct 6, 2022 01:30 PM - Thu, Oct 6, 2022 03:00 PM

The four projects CALLISTO, DeepCube, CENTURION and GEM funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under the DT-SPACE-25-EO-2020 call, invite you to their event organised within EU Space Week, in hybrid format. This is an opportunity for the four projects to showcase our scope, objectives and key results. Each project defines a set of 'use-cases', to demonstrate and validate novel developments in big data and AI on Earth Observation Data applications, and we expect to explore synergies that will spark future collaboration. Please join us on October 6, 2022 in Hall C, Prague Expo at 13:30 CEST - register for EU Space Week for free by following the link. The event will also be broadcast on the EU Space Week site.


  • University College London
  • University of Cape Town
  • Open University

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