Creative thinking

Creative thinking

Taking your projects further

Give more space to your ideas!

Do you have a project, an idea? Take advantage of the Connect by CNES creative thinking offer, a scheme that gives you access to data, patents or space technology, allowing you to give shape to your innovations and imagine the services of tomorrow.

The initiatives designed around creative thinking are in line with CNES's ambition to support the competitiveness of French companies and promote development of the space sector's downstream value chain.

Creative thinking contest

We regularly organize or take part in events designed to spark entrepreneurial inventiveness.

These creative sessions can take different forms, such as hackathons, contests, challenges and climathons, but they all have a common denominator: use of satellite data to benefit civil society, the economy and business competitiveness.

Main creative events

Other events are organized on a regular basis, so follow our news!

Set up your own business or win competitions with the help of space technologies!

More than 400 CNES patents & software at your disposal

To inspire new projects, we are opening up CNES's Intellectual Property and giving you access to a database of more than 400 patents and software that can be used in a wide variety of fields.

Biology/Chemistry, Electronics/Optoelectronics, Engineering/Energy, Optics/Radar, Satellite systems/Balloons/Launchers, Telecommunications/Navigation...

  • All these patents and software can be used for commercial and service purposes.The commercialization department is at your service, helping you refine your projects and answering your questions.
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CNES offers you access to more than 400 patents and software packages to help you develop new projects. Make the most of it!

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Risques inondation

Hydroclimat, lauréat #SpaceTour 2021

Nouveau service issu de nos #PitchDays 2021!
HYDROCLIMAT commercialise un nouvel outil grâce au prix remporté
PitchDay : Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur, 07.10.21 Thématique : Territoires…

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Hydroclimat, lauréat #SpaceTour 2021
Michel Bénet, Diginove


Caractériser le bâti et fournir données démographiques

The succession of successes!
Technical advice, incubation, financing, export support... this is the story that has…

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Groupe d'explorateurs "Les engagés"


Dare to engage
For the past three years, Connect by CNES has been supporting the group of explorers Les Engagés…

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An example of successful support
Founded in 2016, Weatherforce is a start-up specialized in providing very local…

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Audience Award ActInSpace

Audience Award ActInSpace: Call for votes!
Vote for your favorite project and help the winners get a…

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ActInSpace 2020

Spectacular mobilization!
The 2020 edition of the international hackathon was held simultaneously on 5…

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Copernicus Innovation Challenges

Business opportunities in a difficult context
During this period of lockdown, CNES is making its own…

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