Aerospace Valley (AV) Cluster and the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) offer 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.

This action is funded by the Caroline Herschel / FPCUP program» of the European Union.


To implement this action, Aerospace Valley is looking for 15 European SMEs developing products based on Copernicus data or services and wishing to penetrate one of these four country markets : Ethiopia, Gabon, Senegal, South Africa


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

  • an initial diagnosis of the local needs and specification,
  • an international road map 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.

  • Companies registered in an EU member state
  • Being a 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



Apply here before March, 31st 2021 !


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