First EUSPA Space Downstream Innovation Days now have a date!

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27 September 2021
EUSPA Space Downstream Innovation Days will take place in a hybrid format on 8-9 November
EUSPA Space Downstream Innovation Days will take place in a hybrid format on 8-9 November

The 2-day event, scheduled for November 8-9, will offer participants the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the latest funding opportunities for innovators, businesses and researchers but also an overview of latest novelties in the EU Space Programme and its services. You’ll be able to join us both physically and virtually!

The EU Space downstream sector has been experiencing a large growth over the last years as space data is becoming more and more accessible to end users. Businesses are turning into geospatial data from Copernicus or GNSS data from Galileo and EGNOS to take their businesses to new levels and optimize their operations. To help aspiring entrepreneurs, start-ups or SMEs incubate their ideas, EUSPA is organizing its first Space Downstream Innovation Days from the 8th of November 2021 to the 9th. The event will be held physically at our Prague Headquarters but also digitally through online means. 

Why attend?

The event aims at giving an overview to prospective applicants of the latest EUSPA/EU financial instruments for space business development. More specifically the programme will include: 

- an intro to the Horizon Europe Space Work Programme 2021-2022

- all you need to know about the EGNSS and Copernicus market uptake call

- an intro to the EIC Horizon and CASSINI Prize for digital space applications

Other funding opportunities include Fundamental Elements, EUSPA’s R&D tool to support the development of EGNSS-enabled chipsets, receivers and antennas and grants and procurements for the Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS).

Opportunities for networking

Starting with Galileo, the second day will feature a session on new EU Space services and activities such as public testing opportunities for the Galileo High Accuracy Service (HAS) and Open Service Navigation Message Authentication (OS-NMA). The session will conclude with the current market uptake opportunities on Copernicus as well as a recap on the status development of the EU’s upcoming programme for governmental satellite communications, GOVSATCOM. A half-day event, Receiver Manufacturers Info Day, is scheduled for the afternoon of November 9th meant mainly for chipset and receiver manufacturers.

Participants will be able to pitch their ideas and find potential partners through a matchmaking service EUSPA will provide, while social networking events are planned for both days.  

"After the series of ‘virtual gatherings’ the past year, we finally have the opportunity to open our doors and connect with the vibrant EU Space community. It’s a great opportunity for EUSPA to interact with users, listen to their concerns, ideas, and answer to questions, so I encourage participants to join us for the physical event,’’ says Fiammetta Diani, Head of EUSPA Market Development Department. "Besides, it it’s a great time to explore cosmopolitan Prague, which by then will be in a wintry mode!’’ concludes Diani.

EUSPA is committed to observing all the necessary hygiene rules and therefore the capacity for the physical event will be limited. 

Registration will soon open on this page and a preliminary agenda can be found here. Stay tuned for more updates!

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Updated: Nov 03, 2023