Project Overview


Space / NASA / Innovation Challenge / Cross-Boundary Collaboration / Spaceport Sweden

The sky is not the limit !

LIFE-LAB (PROMAG) had the total production and financing responsibility for NASA Space Apps Challenge in Stockholm 11-12 April 2015.

We aimed to have 50% women and 50% men in this innovation competition and cooperated with Women in Tech, GeekGirlMeetup, Malvina, IVA Student council and Datatjej to be able to achieve that. We reached 40% women applicants.

The NASA Space Apps Challenge 2015 was a part of a longtime work regarding the national strategy for the space tourism in Sweden.

The client was Karin Nilsdotter the Co-Founder and CEO of Space Travel Alliance and Managing Partner of Spaceport Sweden, two pioneering initiatives to realize the dream of commercial space travel, establishing Europe’s gateway to space in Swedish Lapland and a leading spaceline for tourism, research and education.

Awarded for her pioneering work, Karin has further been ranked as one of the leading women in Newspace for her drive to invigorate tourism locally, empower communities globally and advance Sweden as an aerospace innovation leader. The sky is not the limit as Karin seeks to launch not only spaceships but also new products, experiences and careers, inspiring and empowering talent and startups building a new industry. Karin founded TEDxKiruna and initiated Creative Space, a do-tank for young talent across science, arts and tourism.

The NASA Space Apps Challenge took place at the venue partner SUP46 locations at Regeringsgatan 29 in Stockholm.

We welcomed designers, programmers, artists, scientists, engineers, students and entrepreneurs from all ages and backgrounds.
The applicants could register as a team or individually.  The challenges this year was divided into the four themes Outer Space, Earth, Humans or Robotics. Here you can read them all.

Here you can see the event page with all speakers and jurymembers included.

Time: 11-12 april 2015

Venue: SUP46, Regeringsgatan 29, Stockholm

Local organizers: Spaceport Sweden, Swedish Incubators & Science Parks, MTGx, SUP46

Project Manager: Susanne Fuglsang, +46 70 738 99 97

Host: Karin Nilsdotter,  Co-Founder and CEO of Space Travel Alliance and Managing Partner of Spaceport Sweden