Fast-track internationalization open call for SMEs

Submitted by Joanna Emery on 28 November 2018

SPACE2IDGO open call for SMEs

SPACE2IDGO is a fast-track internationalization project co-funded by the the European Union’s COSME Programme (2014-2020) to boost European space service provider and application developer's access beyond Europe.

The purpose of this call is to select SMEs to take part in the SPACE2IDGO acceleration program to access mobility, energy, logistics, creative industries and agricultural markets in Canada, UAE, Colombia, Chile or China.

This call remains opened until March 2019. SMEs can applicate at any time. Applications will be evaluated once a month by the consortium.

Get onboard the SPACE2IDGO programme

Paving the way: with the support of PwC’s Accelerator, we provide a full preparatory service to assess your maturity, understand your needs, and strengthen your export skills, give you access to valuable market insight and help you prepare to do business in your selected country:

  • 360° diagnosis assessment,
  • Export strategy and international awareness training workshops,
  • Dedicated target country workshop and material,
  • 2-5 hours of specialised consultancy services (including kick off meeting and debrief meeting).

Going international: We organise tailored matchmaking missions in target countries to build valuable relationships with your relevant partners in your markets. The aim of these missions is to sign memoranda of understanding (MoUs), business agreements, and foster commercial deals, promote collaboration and joint project development with host country counterparts:

  • Participation in up to 2 target country missions, tailored to your market needs and interests,
  • Identification of key local contacts, including a direct set up with at least 2 key business connections,
  • Logistical support and reimbursement of plane fare costs up to 800 euros per SME

Follow up services: We provide tailored expertise to help establish a long-term plan of sustainable growth:

  • Field mission follow-up, including support to turn discussions into business agreements and legal support
  • Maturity assessment and 360° diagnosis at the end of the program to identify success factors and future development prospects for your business

To get on board the SPACE2IDGO program, the selected SME shall pay the access fee of €3700 to the SPACE2IDGO consortium. 

Who can apply : innovative European SME and start-up …

  • Either a space service provider or application developer targeting mobility, energy, logistics, creative industries or agriculture markets,
  • Or working in one of the above market sectors and looking to develop a service using space-based technologies or data.

If your ambition is to …

  • Develop business activity in either Canada, UAE, Colombia, Chile or China,
  • Identify opportunities and how to do business in your chosen markets,
  • Find the right customers and partners,
  • Develop sustainable collaborations and business deals, improve international skills and create an export strategy

If you demonstrate …

  • A strong business case that is scalable,
  • Quantifiable market traction, 
  • A strong potential to go international

Then get onboard the SPACE2IDGO programme

How can I apply?

Beneficiary SMEs will be selected according to the call for applicants (PDF document below).

Interested SMEs must submit their online application here:

For all enquiries, please send your questions to space2idgo-info [at]

Who is behind SPACE2IDGO?

Bringing together world-class expertise in space activities and high performance in 5 ground businesses (Mobility – Energy – Logistics, Creative Industries and Agriculture), the partnership is made up of 8 European clusters coming from 5 European countries: Aerospace Valley (FR), si-Cluster and gi-Cluster (GR), Skywin Wallona (BE), Logistics in Wallonia (BE), TeRN (IT), Madrid Aerospace Cluster (ES), ALSIA (IT) and Basque Energy Cluster (SP).

Send your questions to space2idgo-info [at]

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