SpaceUp Côte d'Azur

21 & 22 October 2017


Nice, France


Campus St Jean d'Angely


+ 100 participants

Space Up / What is it?

SpaceUp is an event that gathers the space community and the general public. It is a space conference where researchers, students and companies talk about their projects and where enthusiasts participate to the debate and discussions. It is an event based on space which means it doesn’t only talk about science and technology, but covers various fields like arts, ethics and space law.

The event is organised in partnership with SpaceUp France, an association that promotes space and unconferences in France.

The general public will get to learn about recent updates from the industry and will be able to get involved in the discussions. Everyone who attends SpaceUp is encouraged to give a talk, moderate a panel, or start a discussion. Wether you want to learn more about Mars, become an astronaut, or debate if it is legal to mine on the moon, then this event is for you. SpaceUp is about sharing, learning and networking. Space-Up your week-end and come visit Nice and the French Riviera.

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10 Reasons / to attend

The SpaceUp Côte d’Azur is the first event of its kind organised in the French Riviera and Nice will be the 3rd French city to host the SpaceUp, after Paris and Toulouse. It will be a great opportunity for you to network and meet actors and enthusiasts of the space industry and get to learn more! Here are ten reasons why to attend :

  • Meet experts and professionals
  • Discover new opportunities for your career
  • Build and grow your network
  • Fill up on inspiration
  • Share your vision of the future
  • Learn more about space or share your projects or your passion !
  • Join and meet the space community
  • Meet people and make new friends
  • Have a great week-end!
  • Visit the beautiful French Riviera!

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Donation / Benefiting tax exemption !

Th SpaceUp has never been organised on the French Riviera. It is an initiative of two young engineers and entrepreneurs who have decided to work extra hours to bring more space to their city.

It is a non-profit endeavour in partnership with the Fondation UNICE. Any donation will go to the Fondation UNICE and will only contribute to pay back the expenses. You, as an individual, can also help bring more Space to the French Riviera! Your donations can benefit from tax exemption. Please contact us or the fondation UNICE for more information.

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Organisers / meet us !

Idriss Sisaïd


Idriss is an engineer in mechanics and in space-systems. He is an entrepreneur and a co-founder of O'Sol. He also holds a degree in astronomy from the Paris Observatory and he is an alumnus of the International Space University.


Director, O'SOL

Enrique is an engineer, entrepreneur and a co-founder of O'Sol. He has degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Bath and Cranfield University. He is also an alumnus of the International Space University.

Maxime Cousin

R&D Engineer, O'SOL

Maxime is an engineer in mechanics and energy. He is actually an R&D engineer at O’Sol. He attended the University Of Sydney for a research project and the Technische Universiteit of Eindhoven (TU/e) as part of the Erasmus program.

Marie Larée

Business Developper, O'SOL

Marie is a business developer at O'SOL. She graduated in management from Ecole de Normandie and in Business Administration from the University of Oulu in Finland. She organised several events like Startup Weekends.

Roger Segur


Roger is a chemical engineer and a qualified physicist. His outreach projects covered science and space and were recognized at Estec (ESA) and also at « Cité des sciences » in France for his astrophysics projects.

Juan Perez Tobon

R&D Intern, O'SOL

Juan is an engineering student in a double degree in mechatronics engineering with EIA University in Colombia and Arts et Mètiers Paristech, specialized in renewable energies and sustainable development.


Student, ISAE SupAero

Masters student in Aerospace Engineering at ISAE SUPAERO. Previously worked on the Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer payload on-board Chandrayaan 2 Mission (Indian Space Research organisation). Currently working on CubeSat NIMPH.

Bastien JAMAIN

Student, Mines Albi

Bastien is an engineering student at Mines d’Albi. He wants to specialise in Materials and Spacecraft Structures. Bastien was a participant at SpaceUp Toulouse (February 2017) and at the Universpace program (2016).

with the generous help of Marine Martin-Lagarde (SpaceUP France), Isabelle Desenclos (SpaceUP France), Pryianka Das (ISAE SupAero), Valérie Hizebry, Vincent Tricard and Charlotte Waltzer (Fondation UNICE).

SpaceUp Côte d'Azur - FAQS / find your answers

Many options exist for accommodation. We are negotiating discounted hotel rates near the venue, and will be announcing these shortly on our website and on social media. However, there are plenty of rooms available on AirBnB and even a camping ground nearby.

No. Although the SpaceUp attracts a lots of scientists and engineers, the event still covers various fields including space law, ethics, arts, journalism, graphism, architecture... as long as it is related to space.
Yes. Your tickets for the SpaceUp will entitle you to lunch, but also snacks and refreshments during the breaks.

During SpaceUp, the format of the presentation is very flexible, so slides are not absolutely necessary. However, if you would like to use slides, you can either bring your laptop or just bring your presentation on a USB drive. This is especially important if you wish to give a T-5 presentation.

No. The only requirement is that you have an interest in space! At SpaceUp, you will have the chance to interact with space enthusiasts, students, professionals and researchers of all levels. Anyone can present and launch discussions on the topic of their choice!

Yes, of course! During SpaceUp, you will be able to propose your topic for a talk on the main board. That way, you will be able to present during the Grid Sessions!

Event Location

Campus St Jean d’Angely
24, Avenue des Diables Bleus
06300 Nice
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