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  • Globant and Open Space seek to open the doors of a “New Space Era” to youth around the world

  • 29 Oct 2020

    Press Release

Globant and Open Space calls young people up to 25 years of age from around the world to develop space projects with the aim of reaching the Moon before 2025 and deep space by 2030.

Buenos Aires, October 29 of 2020.- Globant, a digitally native company that offers innovative technology solutions, and Open Space, the program which goal is to open the doors of space to the youth, join forces to call upon young people up to 25 years of age from around the world to participate in a competition to develop projects with the aim of reaching the Moon before 2025 and deep space by 2030.  The competition will be announced  Thursday, October 29 at 13:00 (EST) and will take part in Globant’s virtual event, “A New Space Era” that seeks to inspire young people to join an ecosystem of spatial innovation.

The event will feature top speakers such as, Irene Arias Hofman, CEO at IDB Lab, Emiliano Kargieman, CEO & co-founder of Satellogic, Eduardo Bendek, Optical Engineer at NASA, Miguel San Martín, Chief Engineer at JPL (NASA), Marcos Franceschini, CEO & co-founder of Skyloom, Gabriel Absi, VP Aerospace Division at INVAP, Diego Saez Gil, CEO & founder of Pachama, among others. Martín Migoya, CEO & co-founder of Globant and Ignacio Peña, CEO and founder of Open Space, will open the event to discuss the importance of thinking big and the need to develop skills according to the 21st century.

Technology offers young people an unprecedented opportunity. Today, more than ever, technology is transforming the way we live and especially how we educate ourselves," said Martín Migoya, CEO & co-founder of Globant. “It is our responsibility to provide them with the resources and tools needed to develop the necessary skills to think big and be part of future  industries.”

“Currently, we’re at the beginning of a new space era and there’s an opportunity for young people to join this revolution,” said Ignacio Peña, CEO and founder of Open Space. “To respond to the enormous challenges that humanity is facing in our exponential age, it’s essential to think incrementally and outside of the box.” 

Attendees will be able to participate in different workshops with useful tools to get involved in the current space projects offered by Open Space such as, artificial intelligence, data science, agile thinking, design, gaming, quantum computing,creativity, and more.

This event is supported by Satellogic, INVAP, Skyloom, AWS, RutaN, Digital House, Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Universidad Católica de Chile, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, ITBA, Universidad de San Andrés, Instituto Balseiro, among other organizations and institutions that continue to join the initiative.

To register and stay up-to-date on additional keynote speakers, click here.

About Open Space

Open Space is a space program which aims to open the doors of space to the youth around the world through competitions. With the goal of inspiring young people to think big, Open Space is calling young people up to 25 years of age from around the world to participate in 5 open challenges:

  1. Moonsat: Creating an open-source satellite for Moon orbit
  2. Moon Rover: Creating an open-source rover for the Lunar surface
  3. ImpactApps: Harnessing the power of space to benefit life on Earth
  4. Solar Sail: Preparing to venture deeply into the Solar System and beyond 
  5. Space Habitat: Designing habitats for space

Project ideas for each of the four current categories may be submitted individually or in groups, until December 31, 2020. Each team will have the possibility to interact with some of the main companies in the space and technology industry in Latin America and globally. To find out more about the requirements, program or details of each category, visit: https://spaceisopen.com/

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About Globant

We are a digitally native company where innovation, design and engineering meet scale. We use the latest technologies in the digital and cognitive field to transform organizations in every aspect. 

  • We have more than 12,300 employees and we are present in 16 countries working for companies like Google, Rockwell Automation, Electronic Arts and Santander, among others.
  • We have been named a Worldwide Leader of Digital Strategy Consulting Services by the IDC MarketScape.
  • We were also featured as a business case study at Harvard, MIT, and Stanford.  
  • We are a member of the Cybersecurity Tech Accord.

For more information, visit www.globant.com

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