We believe Space can do more for Earth

Space4Impact wants to maximize the positive impact of space technologies by linking New Space startups to new markets in line with the UN SDGs worldwide.

The New Space sector is a fast-growing market, boosting the historical institutional Space exploration programs into commercial applications. The roughly $366 billion global space industry (2019) is estimated to surge to over $1 trillion by 2040. At the same time, Space applications, such as Earth Observation and geolocation, increasingly play a key role when it comes to monitor, understand and tackle global challenges, such as climate change and resource management.

Our Mission

Our Activities

Space2Earth Accelerator

Space4Impact runs an international accelerator programme to connect space startups and new customers across industries and outside of the space sector.

Ecosystem Platform

Space4Impact offers an online ecosystem platform to promote space technologies worldwide, host online events and connect space startups to new actors.

Discover Past Activities

International event about the positive impact of space technologies

Promotional video series of space startups in our ecosystem

Local organiser for the first CASSINI Hackathon launched by EU Space

Partner and host of an event on planetary sustainability

Meet the Team

Executive Team
Gaetan Petit
General Manager
Nina Walker
Head of Operations
Manuel Gerold
Business Development Lead
Advisors & Partners

Gregoire Bourban
Volker Gass
Jose Achache
Andrea Alberti
Venture Partner
Adela Villanueva
Venture Partner
Raphael Roettgen
Venture Partner

Our Partners


Space Watch Global

08 March 2022

Space4Impact launches free online New Space Economy course


01 March 2022

Swiss University Launches Open “New Space” Course

Switzerland Global Enterprise Japan

11 Jan 2022



04 Jan 2022

Space2Earth Accelerator announces first batch!


16 Dec 2021

Space may be the final frontier, but today it’s being explored in innovative new ways.


13 Dec 2021

Using space technology to solve sustainability challenges on Earth

Space Café

02 Nov 2021

Space Café WebTalk with Dr Gaetan Petit: Can space do more for Earth?


24 Oct 2021

Space2Earth Accelerator – Call for startups open now!


21 Sept 2021

Using space technology to solve sustainability challenges on Earth.

ICT Kommunication

05 Jul 2021

Bahnbrechende Lösungen für Schweizer Grünflächen durch Cassini Hackathon.

UZH Space Hub

18 June 2021

The CASSINI Hackathons aim to tackle global challenges with European space technologies.

Swiss Data Cube

18 June 2021

The Swiss Data Cube is supporting the Cassini Hackathon organised by Space4Impact.

Trust Valley

18 June 2021

The Trust Valley 🇨🇭 is glad to support the forthcoming CASSINI Hackathon Switzerland, Digitizing Green Spaces.


14 Jan 2021

Space4Impact’s mission is to harness the power of space technologies and put them to work here on earth to ensure a sustainable and positive future.


20 Nov 2020

L’EPFL et l’ESA veulent ramener les technologies spatiales sur Terre


19 Nov 2020

Switzerland to kick off Space4Impact platform


01 Aug 2020

Space4Impact opens call for NewSpace companies to join.

UN Office for Outer Space Affairs

24 Jul 2020

The Space Economy 2020 Outcome Report


22 May 2020

Space4Impact ramène les technologies spatiales sur Terre

Space In Africa

02 Feb 2020

How to scale up a space startup according to UNNOSA

contact us


EPFL Innovation Park
Building C
1015 Lausanne