Calling for ideas – NewSpace2060 International Moon Pitch Competition 2018

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Call for NewSpace2060 International Moon Pitch Competition 2018

NewSpace2060 is about dreaming, talking, developing and ultimately creating the NewSpace economy in 2060. The vision of how to achieve this is being formed in collaboration with the Moon Village Association.

The NewSpace2060 International Moon Pitch Competition is a joint initiative with the Moon Village Association. It aims to encourage more people with interest to space activities, professionals and general public alike, to utilize the power of the internet to share their thoughts on developing/growing the NewSpace economy and creation of the Moon Village.

On June 18, 2018 the NewSpace2060 International Pitch Competition 2018 was launched in the frame of the UNISPACE50+ event in Vienna, and now it takes a new twist with additional features and sponsors.


Call for applications to the NewSpace2060 International Moon Pitch Competition 2018
The NewSpace 2060 International Competition is accepting original ideas related to the creation of the Moon Village and contributing to the formation of the NewSpace ecosystem.

We are looking for the best pitch in the following categories:

  • A. Moon Village architectural concepts and issues
  • B. Moon Village Standards
  • C. Human factors
  • D. Moon Markets- Missions and Economics
  • E. Mission and Markets Requirement Data
  • F. Moon Village Critical Services


The competition is open to anyone across the world with interest to space activities, forward-looking approach and creative imagination.


Application and schedule

Submit a 3-minute pitch online and apply here: NewSpace2060 International Moon Pitch competition Entry Form

  • Applications deadline – October 12, 2018 (last chance to submit – in the course of the IAC-2018 in Bremen, follow our additional announcements)
    • Applications assessed October 13–26, 2018
  • Winners announced at the 2nd Moon Village Association  Annual Workshop in Los Angeles (November 04-05, 2018).



3-minute pitch by any video form will be accepted.


Evaluation criteria

  1. Originality
  2. Quality of presentation
    In 3 minutes, you are expected to present yourself, as well as your idea in a clear and convincing manner. As a guideline, you may wish to address the following questions:
    Who is your target audience?
    What your idea/product/service is about?
    Where is it to be used/adopted?
    When is it deliverable (time scales)?
    How can it be deployed/exercised?
  3. Possible impact and contribution to the Moon Market development

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  • Winners will be given the first ever MVA innovation award for each category
  • A special prize for best proposal in the field of Moon Village architecture and construction is to be given by RST ARCHES (please see below); other sponsors may join – please follow additional announcements
  • Opportunity to pitch to real investors is being worked on
  • Pitch mentoring
  • Winners announced at 2nd Moon Village Association  Annual Workshop in Los
    Angeles (November 04-05, 2018), during (Gala) dinner on the 4th of November.

If you want to join as a Judge, Partner, Sponsor, Pitch coach/Mentor or volunteer, simply express your interest here.


RST ARCHES – The disruptive network on architectures in extreme environments

Between architecture, technology, culture and environment, this scientific network named “ARCHES” aims to generate knowledge and innovations. We would like to study the conditions of construction a base in extreme environments such as space and the planets of the solar system, the oceans, the high mountains, the deserts or the ice caps of our planet…

We also try to answer the current and future challenges of buildings or cities. The network “ARCHES” is supported by the French Ministry of Culture.

As a part of the “Newspace 2060 International Moon Pitch Competition” organised with the Moon Village Association, the RST ARCHES will award a prize of €1,500 for proposals about the construction of a “Moon Village”. The criteria selected are: architectural and technical qualities, scientific or educational qualities, reproducibility and application qualities on Earth.

The prize “ARCHES” is awarded without condition of age, sex, religion, origin, to a nominatively named author or to a team.




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Let’s work together to build the NewSpace economy and Moon Village together
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Why NewSpace2060?


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You might be thinking why NewSpace2060?

After attending a few NewSpace events and conferences and engaging with new and seasoned SpaceEntrepreneurs and space stakeholders I realised that to make NewSpace happen it is more than just working with what we have.

As NewSpace startups embark on their journeys of creating their business ideas into a reality, speaking to customers and developing connections, I found out in my own journey it is more than brains or money.

It’s about human connection, seeing and believe that each individual has a unique gift, is a potential stakeholder and customer.

Just as Microsoft had a vision of dreaming that each household would one day have a Microsoft computer at home, the idea of NewSpace is no different.  Is it not about engaging everyone, particularly non-traditional space players to get involved.

As the vision for smallsats grow, as access to space becomes a reality, and no longer a pipedream, who will be your future customer?  It can’t be the elite few, it has to be everyone.

In the same way, when we speak of human space flight.  Chartered aircraft for a few people can work, but if you want to run a business as busy as Heathrow airport then, you need customers and lots of it.

That is why the vision is for 2060.  We have 30 years to make it happen.  It may take longer, it may take less, but engaging in the conversation startups now, with our 10 year old, with our neighbour and fellow entrepreneurs.

This dream is not limited to those with a science background.  But it helps – to engage with people of STEM background also people from all backgrounds because everyone interested in NewSpace is a stakeholder.  UNESCO for instance, is engaging more people, especially women in STEM subjects.

Just as a car is a component of parts, the machine is redundant, if there is no driver, or be it autonomous system to operate it in the future.  Just as we need quality controllers, every investor, buyer, surveyor, designer is equally important in making it happen.

Elon Musk, sent Tesla to Space earlier this year.  The symbolism is significant.  If  you can dream and visualise it, you can make it happen.

This is the call for NewSpace2060.  Anyone who has a vision for space, can make it happen.

We are starting with launching the NewSpace2060 International Pitch competition 2018 because every successful business starts with an idea.

In association with the Moon Village Association we are launching the competition at UNISPACE50+ at UNOOSA in Vienna on June 15 2018.

Calling all Entrepreneurs to submit their Youtube entries here

Calling all interested Judges, Partners, Sponsors, Investors, Mentors/Pitch coaches and volunteers.  Contact us here

Dreaming of NewSpace2060 is about possibliities.

We all have to start somewhere, why not here

Let’s make NewSpace2060 and the Moon Village together

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