2nd place Czech Space Week!
During the Czech Space Week event on Tuesday 29 November, representatives of the Prague
Technology Centre awarded the best technological ideas for new applications of space
technologies in the land sectors. The Get Space Inspired competition supported by the
European Space Agency (ESA) gathered six ideas.
The second prize and a cheque for 5 000 EUR went to Veronika Linhartová from our
company. Within the project, we proposed the use of a thermo-insulating material patented by
ESA to improve the properties of a beehive. The innovation allows the temperature inside the
hive to be raised to exactly the level at which the bee mites die, and the infectious disease
varroosis does not develop. The hive itself will thus cure the colony very effectively, using
only solar energy and without the need for treatment with expensive and risky chemicals.