Call for Expressions of Interest for European Space SMEs using Copernicus Data - SMEs - Africa

Aerospace Valley (AV) Cluster and the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) are offering to support 15 European SMEs that develop products and solutions using Copernicus services and/or data and that are willing to go global, particularly on the African continent.

Services developed by European SMEs should support the target countries to answer the needs highlighted by the Agenda Africa 2063 of the African Union which is the strategic framework to deliver inclusive and sustainable development to the Continent.

Aerospace Valley is looking for 15 European SMEs developing products based on copernicus data or services that wish to develop one of the following four country markets; Ethiopia, Gabon, Senegal, South Africa.

Aerospace Valley will organise training modules to support the international business development of selected European SMEs. Companies will benefit from:

* An initial diagnosis of the local needs and specification
* An international roadmap per country
* Legal support

In addition to these supporting actions, the companies will be able to benefit from one business mission in Africa organised by Aerospace Valley. When possible, this mission will be organised and backed with participation in trade fairs or related events. Opportunities created by B2B meetings will enable the companies to develop commercial relation(s) and partnership(s) with local actors. The matchmaking mission might take place during the second semester of 2021.

Eligibility requirements:

* Companies must be registered in an EU member state
* Must be an SME as defined by the European Commission
* Companies using Copernicus data and/or services
* Companies having an interest in at least one of the four target countries

Applications are due in by 31st March 2021. Follow the link for more information:

Or visit the Aerospace Valley website for more details:

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Posted 2021-02-03 10:45:13

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