Space Race 2

Advancing space technologies with the potential to address global threats


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Space Race 2

Space Race 2 is an open innovation contest to:


● Address global threats by leveraging space technologies

● Close racial and gender wealth gaps

● Drive economic resilience and growth

● Create sustainable, knowledge-based jobs

● Galvanize entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world




Mentorship. Entrepreneurial Training. Prize Money. Media Attention. SOLVE BIG PROBLEMS!


Who Is Eligible? You Are!

No Minimum Team Size: Enter with teammates or as an individual. We will help you to build a strong team

Your Background: All you need to enter is an entrepreneurial spirit! We will teach you what you need to know

No Geography Restrictions: Participants in Space Race 2 can come from anywhere in the world


About Space Race 2

Space Race 2 will be orchestrated by the Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI) with support from the United States Economic Development Administration (EDA) Build to Scale (B2S) Program. As with CAI’s prior challenges, teams will advance promising de-risked inventions selected with rigorous due diligence by potential investors and industry experts. Teams may also enter with their own commercially viable inventions. CAI invites anyone to submit an idea with the potential to address global threats using space technology. An expert judging panel will select a total of 15+ winners from the pool of teams, advancing promising inventions.


How It Works


Why Join?

Participate in CAI’s curated accelerator training program and learn about business planning from world-class experts.

How Can You Participate?


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