Space2Waves aims to accelerate the global deployment of earth observation technologies in blue growth sectors and support European SMEs competitiveness to export to Australia, Canada, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. Aerospace Valley is one of the six European partner of the project, with Pôle Mer Méditerranée (FR) , Marine South East (UK), Forum Oceano (PT), Corallia (GR), Distretto Tecnologico Aerospaziale (IT) and leads the Canada group.
Earth Observation technologies represent an answer to many issues that the maritime sector is currently facing. EO technologies contribute to the implementation of a sustainable blue economy and they are one of the most available, feasible and cost efficient technologies to explore, monitor, control and study the exploitation of oceans and their resources.
The training phase of the Space2Waves programme is about to be finalized with the selected SMEs benefiting from the project activities.
To date, the 30 selected SMEs (which can be viewed here https://www.space2waves.eu/sme_participants/ ) have attended several country webinars highlighting opportunities and barriers of the blue economy markets in the target countries.
To complete their training, SMEs received Individual and personalised consulting session to focus on specific business needs.
SMEs are now ready to internationalise! The next phase of the project is now ongoing and the matchmaking missions in the target countries are under preparation. Due to the Covid crisis and restricted travel conditions, the missions will have a hybrid format. SMEs are now preparing their digital B2Bs to start building relationships virtually with local stakeholders before the country visit.
Stay tuned for more information! We are grateful to all the participants and the partner programs for helping grow the Space2Waves community.