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Innovation Challenge

In 2021 OneWeb welcomed innovators from around the world to challenge mindsets, rethink satellite connectivity, and build new business partnership opportunities. Many responded. More than 300 entrants from 19 countries took part within just six weeks - a tremendous achievement, and a testament to the talent, focus, and commitment that is all around us at OneWeb to shape the future of telecommunications in space.

Our panel of judges assessed every entry, engaged with more than 30, and selected 14 whose ideas they considered to have the greatest potential for OneWeb's satellite constellation model. These ideas focused on key areas such as improved safety, AI, propulsion, launch optimisation, as well as new business opportunities. 

Finalists were chosen for each of two category awards:  

Industrial Partners Award 

An invitation to co-engineer, then submit RFIs for potential contracts to supply components for OneWeb’s Gen2 constellation. 

Student / Research Partners Award  

An invitation to attend a OneWeb / Arianespace launch, with up to five paid internships to work on OneWeb's satellite programme. 

Industrial Partner
award finalists