It’s that time of year again. Preparations are already well underway for European Space Week 2019, which this year will take place at the Helsinki Congress Paasitorni in the Finnish capital on December 3-5. The week will be packed full of exciting events ranging from keynotes, discussions and conference sessions, to the E-GNSS User Assembly, a festive awards ceremony and much more.
As in previous years, European Space Week will address space-related topics targeted at various audiences, from policy-makers and start-ups to public authorities and industry players. With its mix of panel discussions, networking opportunities, business matchmaking sessions and exhibitions, EUSW is an ideal forum for a productive exchange of ideas and discussion of current challenges and future trends in the space sector.
This year’s European Space Week will focus on a number of central themes around sustainability. Participants will investigate how space solutions can help to strengthen the EU’s position as a global leader in climate action. Other themes include the new space economy for sustainable growth; the sustainable space economy - saving space for future generations; and space solutions for a sustainable Arctic. For a full programme of the week’s events, click here.
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As always, European GNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) will be at the heart of events during Space Week, with an E-GNSS Service Provision Workshop, the E-GNSS User Assembly and a session at which Investors meet Innovators.
E-GNSS in focus
By bringing together stakeholders from across the space ecosystem, European Space Week is an ideal forum to host the E-GNSS User Assembly, which gathers users of position, navigation and time solutions and the organizations involved in the management, service provision and security of Galileo and EGNOS.
At the User Assembly, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) will present an update on GNSS user needs and requirements along with the results of its User Satisfaction Survey. It will also present highlights from the latest GNSS Market Report 2019.
Moreover, keynote speakers representing each market segment and receiver manufacturers will be invited to share the latest trends and applications on consumer solutions, road, aviation, drones, maritime, emergency response, rail, agriculture, geomatics, critical infrastructure and spacecraft.
The E-GNSS Service Provision Workshop will bring together E-GNSS stakeholders, professional and commercial users and application developers to discuss the current status of the EU satellite navigation programmes, and their vision for a stronger EU presence in the satnav applications landscape. There will also be a discussion on the future of EGNSS and the second generation of the Galileo programme. The aim of this session is to ensure that Galileo and EGNOS continue to deliver high quality services, accessible to all in the most cost-efficient manner, and responding to current and future user needs.
Power of synergy
To fully leverage the benefits of the EU space programmes EGNOS, Galileo and Copernicus we need to take a comprehensive look at these programmes. This allows us to see that there are market segments and applications that profit from synergies between E-GNSS and Copernicus and even the GOVSATCOM programme.
The Investors meet Innovators session will give innovators the chance to learn about various private funding opportunities and best practises on how to access funding and sustain their business. At the session, they will be able to engage in intensive discussions with financial partners from various backgrounds such as business angels, venture capitalists, public investment funds, crowd-funding and acceleration programmes.
EUSW will also host an SME Fair, showcasing SMEs developing Galileo, EGNOS or Copernicus-based applications, products and services.
Don’t miss out
Register here to attend European Space Week - Europe’s no. 1 space event. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to discover cutting-edge Galileo and Copernicus applications and meet award-winning entrepreneurs, start-ups and visionaries. During the week, you will also have the opportunity to expand your network and interact with the Earth observation and satellite navigation community and discuss the latest trends with decision-makers, innovators and industry leaders.
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