Space2Waves Newsletter #4

Welcome to the 4th and final Space2Waves project newsletter, June 2022

Welcome to the 4th Space2Waves newsletter which includes updates on recent project activities, testimonials from SME participants, as well as news of upcoming events and funding and support opportunities.

Space2Waves is a project funded by the COSME programme that was launched in September 2020.

The project is supporting 30 European SMEs using or creating EO technologies with a tailor-made programme to assist them in accessing the 4 target markets of Australia, Canada, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates which have been identified as having the highest potential for growth for European SMEs. To find out about the SMEs being supported on the programme please visit:

Space2Waves brings together the cooperation of 6 European clusters from 5 European countries; France, Greece, Portugal, the UK and Italy. The project will run for 24 months until August 2022 under the coordination of Pôle Mer Méditerranée.

To be kept up to date with the project and related events and activities please sign up to the Interest Group at the following link:

Posted 2022-05-11 13:18:05

Aerospace Valley welcomes delegation from Austrade

Aerospace Valley had the pleasure of welcoming Daniel O'Toole and Carolyn Abela Rebiscoul, from the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) in Toulouse.

Austrade is the national trade promotion and investment facilitation agency in Australia.

The delegation came to meet the Aerospace Valley team to understand how the cluster works and learn about the capabilities of the industry it encompasses.

On this occasion, Austrade came to present the Agency and the development ambitions of the Australian space sector.

The opportunity also enabled the Space2Waves Project to be presented to the delegation; especially relevant as Australia is one of the countries targeted for #Export.

As part of the Australian Group, NOVELTIS also presented their company and its maritime solutions focusing the Australian market.

Posted 2022-02-18 12:13:28

Successful mission to UAE for Space2Waves SMEs

Space2Waves project partner, DTA hosted a successful mission to the UAE in March 2022 for the European SMEs wishing to expand their business in this market.

The aim of the mission to the UAE was to establish contacts with local stakeholders in the aerospace and maritime sectors. A local consultant, Di Francia Advisor was selected to assist with the mission as they have 15 years local presence in the UAE.

The format for the mission was hybrid with both the physical mission and remote meetings arranged. The physical mission took place during the Expo Space Week 20th-26th March 2022 with participation in the International Forum, 'Sustainable coastal management: technologies for an integrated approach'.

SME participant CMCC commented, 'Thank you for the great experience. The project has offered real opportunities with solid partners'

This event was organised by Regione Puglia and CMCC Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change. Project partner DTA, who are leaders for the UAE part of Space2Waves, presented the project during the event and introduced the European SMEs.

In addition B2B meetings were held over two days which were attended by CMCC, Digimat, Novotech, Satlantis and Satsense and a number of visits to relevant organisations also took place.

SME participant, Satsense noted, 'The Mission to the UAE has provided us with a good overview of the market and the target customers as well as business practices and culture. This will help us to develop new business in the short, medium and long term.'

Posted 2022-05-11 13:09:56

Great success for the South African virtual mission

Due to on-going Covid concerns in South Africa, the trade mission to this market was held virtually on 31st May 2022.

More than 15 virtual B2B meetings enabled the SME's participating in the mission to explore the South African market.

The keynote speaker at the virtual mission was, Mr Odwa Mtati, CEO of the South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) who promoted the importance of companies working together,

Posted 2022-06-06 16:59:57

The final Space2Waves matchmaking mission is great success

6 European SMEs were part of the matchmaking mission to Canada.

Bioceanor from France;
elittoral from Spain;
I-Sea from France;
Riskaware from the UK;
SaMMYacht from Greece;
Waves'n Sea from France;'nsee/

All these companies attended the H2O Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia and took part in B2B meetings in different cities throughout Canada.

The mission has been a great opportunity for the EU SMEs to make important connections and contacts and begin partnerships to develop their business in Canada in the Earth Observation sector.

Posted 2022-06-28 09:59:40

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