Airbus Presentation Competition: Future Space Solutions

An exciting opportunity from Airbus, open to all undergraduate and Masters students! Present your concept at the NSSC 2021!

From contact tracing to the measurement of polar ice melt, technology has proven vital for monitoring and responding to emerging crises. Airbus invites students to propose an innovative space-based concept that addresses a pressing issue facing the current and future global population. Suggested topics include:

  • Climate change
  • Pandemic response
  • Resource Scarcity
  • Natural disaster response

Your idea should focus on a space mission, instrument or application. You can base this on current topics of study at your university or from your own creative thinking and research. Finalists will have the opportunity to present their concept at the National Student Space Conference 2021 (NSSC2021) where they will be judged by panel of industry experts in front of a (virtual) audience of students from across the country.

To enter you must provide a 1 page submission outlining your concept. Your entry can include pictures. Your submission will be judged based on the technical merit of the topic, creativity and potential for development of the idea. The best entries will then be invited to expand their idea and deliver a presentation at the conference to compete for the top prizes.

The competition is open to all students working towards an undergraduate or master’s degree and entries must be individual. To receive an application form or for any questions please email [email protected]. The submission deadline is 1st February 2021 and the NSSC2021 is being held 6th-7th March 2021.

What to do now:

Get creative! Your submission can be presented in whatever way you choose (i.e an essay, poster or infographic), however it must be limited to a single A4 page only. We are looking for an innovative new solution, with business potential, for you to present to judges and other students at the NSSC2021. The winner chosen by the judges will receive an amazing £500 monetary prize, with the runner up also receiving a generous £250. 

To receive an application form or for any questions please email [email protected]

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Ethan Goldsmith Lister

Ethan studies MEng Aeronautics & Astronautics / Spacecraft Engineering at the University of Southampton.

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