30 December 2020
# T-TeC 2020 recently ended, the Telespazio’s Open Innovation contest, a joint venture between Leonardo (67%) and Thales (33%), which saw the participation of 50 students doctoral students and researchers from 32 departments of 20 universities in 15 European cities, who challenged one another with innovative ideas and solutions in the space and aeronautical field.
The contents of the topics addressed to participate in the competition concerned new systems for interplanetary communications, neural networks that will make air traffic safer, software that will improve Galileo services, services for sustainable agriculture and the fight against fires using artificial intelligence.
The competition was divided into two categories: “Light”, dedicated to the integration of existing technologies in order to create new services; and “Photon”, that dealt with the development of new technologies.
In the “Light” category, the team from Naples' Federico II University won the Euro Ten Thousand prize. The “Photon” category, on the other hand, saw two teams come out as tied winners: the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and the Rome's Sapienza University.