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ESA Member States with a current national CanSat competition:

If the deadline of National CanSat competition in your country has already passed, consider applying next year! 

Austria:
Organiser: ESERO Austria
Contact: Michael Thaler, michael.thaler@aec.at 
Closing date for applications: 23/11/2018
Launch Campaign dates: 24 – 26 April 2019
Website: www.ars.electronica.art/esero/en/cansat-oesterreich-wettbewerb-2018-19 

Belgium:
Organisers: Innoviris Brussels and Service Public de Wallonie
Contacts: Elise Munoz-Torres, elise.munoztorres@spw.wallonie.be (Wallonia); Sebastien Rush, srush@innoviris.brussels (Brussels and Flanders)
Closing date for applications: 19/10/2018
Launch Campaign dates: 02 – 04 May 2019
Website: www.recherche-technologie.wallonie.be/fr/particulier/menu/sciences-et-techniques/cansat/index.html

Czech Republic:
Organiser: ESERO Czech Republic
Contact: Lukas Holman, lukas.holman@sciencein.cz 
Closing date for applications: 19/10/2018
Launch Campaign dates: April 2019
Website: www.esero.sciencein.cz/cansat

Denmark:
Organiser: ESERO Denmark
Contact: Simon Olling Rebsdorf, sor@nvhus.dk
Closing date for applications: 21/02/2019
Launch Campaign dates: 06 – 08 May 2019
Website: www.esero.dk/cansat19

Germany:
Organiser: Cooperation of numerous partners
Contact:Daniel Borowski, info@cansat.de
Closing date for applications: 27/01/2019
Launch Campaign dates: 23 – 27 September 2019
Website: www.cansat.de

Greece:
Organiser: SPIN - Space Innovation
Contact: Ilias Theordoridis, info@cansat.gr
Closing date for applications: 21/10/2018
Launch Campaign dates: 18 – 21 April 2019
Website: www.cansat.gr

Ireland:
Organiser: ESERO Ireland and Blackrock Observatory
Contact: Clair McSweeney, clair.mcsweeney@bco.ie; Stephanie O’Neill, stephanie.oneill@sfi.ie
Closing date for applications: Various regional competitions- check with your regional Institute of Technology.
Launch Campaign dates: 02 – 03 May 2019
Website: https://esero.ie/cansat/

Italy:
Organiser: ESERO Italy
Contact: cansat@esero.it
Closing date for applications: 02/12/2019
Launch Campaign dates: TBD
Website: www.esero.it/cansat

 

Malta:
Organiser: MCST (Malta Council for Science and Technology)
Contact: space.edu.mcst@gov.mt
Closing date for applications: 31/10/2018
Launch Campaign dates: 28 March 2019
Website: www.mcst.gov.mt/space-directorate/sep/#cansat

Nordic:
Organiser:Nordic ESERO and NAROM
Contact: Bente Jensen, bente@narom.no
Closing date for applications: 15/01/2019
Launch Campaign dates: 22 – 26 April 2019
Website: www.esero.no/prosjekter/cansat/nordic-satellite-competition-for-secondary-school/

Portugal:
Organiser: ESERO Portugal
Contact: eseroportugal@cienciaviva.pt; João Dias, jedias@cienciaviva.pt; Adelina Machado, amachado@cienciaviva.pt
Closing date for applications: 11/01/2019
Launch Campaign dates:  26 - 28 April 2019
Website: www.esero.pt/388/CanSat-Portugal-2019

Poland:
Organiser: ESERO Poland
Contact: Aleksander Jasiak, cansat@kopernik.org.pl 
Closing date for applications: 21/09/2018
Launch Campaign dates: 04 – 07 April 2019
Website: www.esero.kopernik.org.pl/konkursy/polski-konkurs-cansat/

Romania:
Organiser: ESERO Romania
Contact: Virgiliu Pop, virgiliu.pop@rosa.ro
Closing date for applications: January 2019
Launch Campaign dates: 22 – 25 April 2019
Website: www.esero.ro  

Spain:
Organiser: ESERO Spain
Contact: Domingo Escutia, info@esero.es
Closing date for applications: TBD
Launch Campaign dates: TBD
Website: www.cansat.es 

The Netherlands:
Organiser: ESERO The Netherlands
Contact: Anne van de Ven, info@ruimtevaartindeklas.nl
Closing date for applications: 11/10/2018
Launch Campaign dates: 29/03/2019
Website: www.ruimtevaartindeklas.nl/cansat

Spain:
Organiser: LEEM UZ
Contact: Joel Villa Farias, cansatsp@gmail.com
Closing date for applications: 31/12/2018
Launch Campaign dates: 26 – 28 April 2019
Website: www.cansat.es 

UK:
Organiser: ESERO UK
Contact:Tom Lyons,  t.lyons@stem.org.uk
Closing date for applications: 31/08/2018
Launch Campaign dates: 04 – 06 April 2019
Website: www.stem.org.uk/esero/cansat

If you are thinking of building a CanSat or holding a competition, feel free to contact us via email -cansat@esa.int- for some help in getting started!