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19 Jan, 2024

DronePort resident Cosmic Aerospace selected as one of the top 5 companies in the aerospace track of the Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge

In the realm of deep tech startups, the Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge stands as a beacon of innovation and opportunity. Since its inception in 2014, this international startup competition has been a transformative platform for early-stage deep tech ventures across a myriad of industries. Cosmic Aerospace's recent achievement of being selected as one of the top 70 finalists from over 4,500 applicants, and notably one of the five frontrunners in the aerospace track, is a testament to the competition's caliber and Cosmic Aerospace's groundbreaking potential.

The essence of the Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge

The Global Challenge, hosted by Hello Tomorrow, is more than just a competition. It’s a global call for projects that utilize advanced technology, scientific breakthroughs or intricate engineering processes to address significant industrial, societal. or environmental challenges, or to forge new markets. The competition is an arena where science and technology converge to shape the future.

For participants like Cosmic Aerospace, the Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge is an unparalleled opportunity for equity-free funding, global exposure and connections within the deep tech ecosystem. This is reflected in the impressive statistic that previous winners and finalists have cumulatively raised over $3 billion in funding to date.

The Grand Finals: A meeting of minds and innovation

The climax of this year’s challenge will be the Grand Finals, scheduled for the 21st and 22nd of March 2024 during the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit in Paris. This event is not just a competition; it’s a convergence of some of the brightest minds in deep tech, including leading scientists, industry specialists, successful deep tech entrepreneurs and renowned venture capitalists.

The selection process is rigorous and thorough, overseen by an international and interdisciplinary committee comprising experts from various sectors. The jury members brought a wealth of knowledge and experience, ensuring that only the most promising and innovative startups, like Cosmic Aerospace, made it to the finals.

Cosmic Aerospace’s journey ahead

As Cosmic Aerospace prepares to pitch its solution to the jury and 400 attendees at the summit, the team stands on the cusp of not only gaining global recognition but also contributing significantly to the aerospace industry’s evolution. This participation symbolizes more than just a competition; it represents Cosmic Aerospace’s commitment to innovation, its potential for impact and its role in shaping a better tomorrow through deep tech.

State-of-the-art testing facilities

Cosmic Aerospace’s remarkable progress, including their development of an innovative electrical engine, has been significantly bolstered by their partnership with DronePort. Located at our advanced facilities, Cosmic Aerospace benefits from the state-of-the-art testing amenities that we offer. This environment is tailor-made for aerospace innovators, providing the necessary resources and support for companies like Cosmic Aerospace to excel and innovate.

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Pioneering the future of aviation: DronePort and the ‘Indiana – Flanders’ MoU

Pioneering the future of aviation: DronePort and the ‘Indiana – Flanders’ MoU

In 2023, the MoU ‘Indiana – Flanders’ was signed at the Governor’s office in Indianapolis, setting the stage for regional collaboration and innovation. Recently, Governor Eric Holcomb visited Flanders to meet with Flemish Prime Minister Jan Jambon and key leaders in autonomous driving and AI, hosted by Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT). Our CEO, Ward Decaluwe, presented DronePort’s mission and vision, showcasing the potential of our business park for local and international companies eager to grow in these expanding markets.

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