Last modified: 18.11.2020


Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully as they contain important information about your legal rights, remedies and obligations.


The present Terms and Conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) regulate the use and access the Astropreneurs final events (AstroMatchaton and Astropreneurs Touchdown) website and any other websites, subdomains, country level domain variants related (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Astropreneurs Website”). The Astropreneurs website is owned by Instituto Pedro Nunes (Coordinator) and operated by The Hackathon Company, one of several initiators of the Astropreneurs final events and a company organized under the laws of Germany, with office at Julius-Hatry-Straße 1, Mannheim, Germany (hereinafter referred to as “Astropreneurs”, “we”, “the Event” or “us”).


Additional information about Astropreneurs, such as contact details, as well as the names of the authorized representatives, can be found under the “Contact” button displayed in the Footer of the Astropreneurs Website.

1) Introduction and Definitions


Astropreneurs final events bring together startups, corporates investors, other stakeholders, and the partners-. The events are organized by ”Astropreneurs - Turning space-related ideas into viable businesses and promoting opportunities for entrepreneurs coming from space and non-space sector”, an Horizon2020 Project, funded under the Grant Agreement nº 776258-Astropreneurs-COMPET-2017, duration: 36 months (start month: January 2018 – end month: December 2020), involving the

  • Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN) – the Coordinator

  • Verhaert New Products and Services NV (Verhaert)

  • Brimatech Sevices GMBH (BRI)

  • Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

  • Aerospace Valley (AV)

  • Agentura Pro Podporu Podnikani A Investic Czechinvest (Czechinvest)

  • Centrum fur Satalitennavigation Hessen (CESAH GMBH)

  • Fundacio Knowledge Innovation Market Barcelona (KIM BCN)


In these Terms and Conditions (“Terms” or “Agreement”) “Astropreneurs” or “we” refers to the Astropreneurs project and partnership and identified in the previous paragraph.


In this Agreement “Event” refers to the Astropreneurs Matchaton and Touchdown and other events organized by a Astropreneurs projects you apply to participate in or otherwise register to.

In this Agreement “Astropreneurs Site(s)” refers to the following websites owned by Instituto Pedro Nunes (Coordinator) in Rua Pedro Nunes, 3030-199 Coimbra, Portugal and operated by The Hackathon Company GmbH (Commercial register no.: HRB 730801) as well as the online services, such as a platform that may contain application forms, project submission and other services related to the Event, provided by Astropreneurs on such websites.


In this Agreement “third-party services” refer to all services, platforms and (collaboration-) tools used by the organizer to collect the applications, conduct the Event, submit the solutions (prototypes) and follow-up on the Event.


You agree to be bound by these Terms by using the Astropreneurs Sites and/or applying to participate in or otherwise register to the Event on a Astropreneurs Site. For avoidance of doubt, a person that has been accepted to or otherwise registered to the Event is considered having participated in the Event.

These Terms constitute a binding legal agreement between you, i.e. the applicant or participant of an Event or a user of any of the Astropreneurs Sites (“Participant” or “you”), and The Hackathon Company.


Should you have any questions regarding these Terms, you may contact us by e-mail at or by mail at address Rua Pedro Nunes, 3030-199 Coimbra, Portugal.


These Terms may be modified by us from time to time, such modifications to be effective upon posting by on the Astropreneurs Sites. It is the Participant’s responsibility to periodically check-up these Terms for changes. Continued participation in the Event and/or continued use of the Astropreneurs Sites by the Participant following the posting of changes will imply that the Participant accepts and agrees to the changes. Additionally, you may be reading these terms on a service provided by a third party, in this case the version of terms may be outdated, to make sure, the latest version can always be found on the Astropreneurs Sites.


2) Application to the Event


You may apply to the Event by filling out an application form collected by using a third-party service during the relevant application period.


When applying for participation in the Event you shall provide accurate and complete registration and other information to Astropreneurs as requested in the form.


If you register or apply as an entity or on behalf of a team, you confirm that such entity and each person in the team accepts these Terms and you have the right to represent such entity and team for the purposes of these Terms.


3) Personal Data


Astropreneurs collects and processes data, including personal data, in relation to Participant’s registrations or applications on the Astropreneurs Site, application to or participation in the Event, such as Participant’s contact details, other identification data and information relating to the Submissions. To the extent Astropreneurs is considered as data controller for such personal data pursuant to the applicable laws, Astropreneurs informs data subjects regarding the processing practices in Astropreneurs’s Privacy Policy and processes such personal data in accordance with its Privacy Policy in force from time to time, further requiring the legal and previous written consent to any and all data subject involved, according to the EU legislation in force. Astropreneurs’s Privacy Policy can be found on the relevant Astropreneurs Site (


4) Use restrictions


A Participant is not permitted and not entitled to do any of the following:

  • sign up on behalf of someone else;

  • use the collaboration platforms hosted by using a third-party service for transmitting any unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, contests, pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitation or mass messaging;

  • use any of the third-party services used in the Event to violate the applicable law;

  • use the Astropreneurs Sites or any of the third-party services used in the Event in ways that violate Intellectual Property Rights, business secrets or privacy of third parties;

  • use any of the third-party services used in the Event to transmit any material that contains adware, malware, spyware, software viruses, worms or any other computer code designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of computer software or equipment.

5) Participant Content on the Astropreneurs Site


You are solely responsible for all the content that you may be entitled to upload/transmit to the Astropreneurs Sites, including the Submission (“Participant Content”). Astropreneurs shall have the right, but shall not be obliged to, monitor the Participant Content, in order to ensure compliance with the terms of this Agreement. In case Astropreneurs believes, in its reasonable opinion, that any Participant Content violates this Agreement, intellectual property rights or any applicable law, Astropreneurs shall have the right to delete such Participant Content.


Astropreneurs disclaim any responsibility for the backup and/or retention of any Participant Content. The Astropreneurs Site shall not be used for the back-up of any Participant Content.

Participant agrees that Astropreneurs does not assume any liability or responsibility in respect to any Participant Content and Participant shall at all times ensure that Participant Content does not infringe any rights of third parties or any applicable law. Furthermore, The Participant Content shall not be offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory or otherwise inappropriate. For clarity, Astropreneurs is not responsible and shall not be held liable for any Participant Content, nor do they endorse any opinion contained in any Participant Content.

Astropreneurs shall have the right to generate anonymous user data and statistical data from Participant Content. Astropreneurs shall reserve all rights to such anonymised data.


6) Term


This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you are a user of the Astropreneurs Site or participate in the Event.

Provisions of this Agreement intended to survive the termination or expiry of this Agreement shall do so.


7) Liabilities


Astropreneurs will make reasonable efforts to keep the Astropreneurs Sites operational. However, certain technical difficulties or maintenance may, from time to time, result in temporary interruptions.

Astropreneurs will make reasonable efforts to keep the Event operational. Astropreneurs reserves the right to alter the content, timing, date and/or location of the Event, without liability to Participant, provided that the Event, as altered, is substantially similar to the Event as originally advertised. Astropreneurs also reserves the right to cancel the Event at any time whereupon Participant shall obtain a full refund of any fees possibly paid hereunder.


Astropreneurs reserves the right, periodically and at any time, to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, functions and features of the Astropreneurs Sites.

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will Astropreneurs be liable to you or any third party for any indirect, consequential or punitive damages, arising out of the application to or participation in the Event or arising out of the use of the Astropreneurs Sites or for any direct damages in excess of the amounts actually charged by Astropreneurs from you.

The parties to this Agreement do not restrict their liability for any matter in respect of which, by mandatory law (such as consumer protection laws), it is not permitted to restrict their liability.


8) Governing law and disputes


This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the country in which the Event in question is organized, without reference to its conflict of law provisions. All disputes shall be settled by the court of first instance of the place of domicile of The Hackathon Company GmbH.


9) Miscellaneous


This Agreement only covers the Astropreneurs Sites and the use thereof and all linked third party services and platforms are provided by the relevant third parties and covered by their terms of use or other agreement or license. Astropreneurs does not assume any liability regarding use of such third-party services and platforms, whether they are linked to the Astropreneurs Sites.


The content on the Astropreneurs Sites, including, but not limited to, the text, graphics, images, links, and other materials are for informational purposes only. Astropreneurs do not recommend or endorse any specific software or other information that may be mentioned on the Astropreneurs Sites. Reliance on any information provided on the Astropreneurs Sites is solely at your own risk.

If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.


No agency, partnership, or employment is created as a result of these Terms.

You may not assign this Agreement to a third party. Astropreneurs have the right to assign this Agreement to their affiliates or successors as part of a restructuring, merger, acquisition, asset sale or other corporate reorganization.