7 January 2022 – SpaceIn has won RM100,000 from TERAJU SUPERB 2021 for our first PocketQube size satellite. Unit Peneraju Agenda Bumiputera (TERAJU) has announced SpaceIn as one of the 23 winners for SUPERB 2021 via online, also present was Yang Berhormat Datuk Dr. Haji Abdul Latiff Bin Haji Ahmad, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Special Duties) with Mr. Md Silmi Abd Rahman, Chief Executive Officer of TERAJU and the SUPERB 2021 jury. SUPERB is a program based on business pitching competition that lifts the idea of innovative and creative business as a theme.
TERAJU is a strategic unit under the Prime Minister’s Department of Malaysia established on February 8th, 2011, to spearhead the country’s Bumiputera economic participation. TERAJU helm Skim Usahawan Permulaan Bumiputera (SUPERB) as a platform for entrepreneurs who need a leap for (start-up) Bumiputera to present business ideas that have the potential to be developed in the local and international markets. SUPERB provides an opportunity for competitive, creative and innovative Bumiputera start-up entrepreneurs to bring their products and services to a higher level.
SpaceIn received RM100,000 in the ideation category to cover the cost of constructing our first PocketQube miniature satellite, SpaceANT, which will demonstrate a store and send sensor data using LoRA technology for IoT monitoring in Southeast Asia. The SpaceANT, or Space Advance Network Technology, is a small, smart, and powerful satellite platform that disrupts the present IoT Satellite Market by providing low-cost solutions in IoT applications. SpaceANT could boost its capacity by emulating an Ant colony with a constellation of satellites.
After the winner announcement, SpaceIn founder, Dr. Norilmi post on her Facebook, “This is a very meaningful victory because of how difficult it is for us to find the best business model for space technology. This victory proves that our business model can be implemented. With this victory, it is hoped that SpaceIn can accelerate faster in the space industry”.