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Space2Waves
S2W

France: Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
Colin RUEL
Director of the European Department
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Summary and objectives

Space2Waves is the continuation of SpaceWave which has successfully developed an internationalization strategy to accelerate the Earth Observation (EO) technologies global deployment in Blue Growth and to support European SMEs competitiveness. Four countries have been identified as promising target with highest potential for European SMEs: Australia, Canada, South Africa, and United Arab Emirates.

Space2Waves aims to implement the internationalization plan designed in the preparatory phase. It will provide to European SMES using or creating EO technologies them a tailored-made programme to access to international markets and will promote their economic growth. Interclustering will be also developed as Space2Waves partners will strengthen or initiate contacts with clusters or business networks that could have a great impact on the internationalization of EU SMEs in the target countries.

Space2Waves brings together six clusters with a perfect balance between blue economy and space sectors. All have joined the SpaceWave Alliance, a partnership agreement with common goals towards access to third markets. Space2Waves partners will encourage the involvement of other EU clusters in the Alliance.

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SpaceWave

Partnership other activities

Space2Waves will provide to SMEs selected a tailor-made programme for their internationalisation in the target countries.

The internationalisation programme will offer to each selected SME:

  • A training programme including workshops focusing on space and blue growth markets and opportunities, cultural tips, local business practices, intellectual property rights regulations and foreign investment strategy. Individual and personalised consulting session on SMEs specific needs are also planned (business, marketing, market intelligence, business agreements, etc.).
  • The participation to a 3-5 days business mission in the selected target country. This business mission will include B2B meetings with potential local partners or/and clients and study visits in relevant infrastructures or/and companies. When possible, the mission will be organised aside an event on maritime/space topics addressed by the project in target countries in order to boost your prospection.

Results expected

Space2Waves aims to promote access to international markets for European clusters and networks involved in the development and provision of EO products and services in support to Blue Growth.

Expected results are:

  • Support 30 SMEs to go global. Thanks to a global internationalisation programme, 30 European SMEs will have the chance to benefit from preparatory activities to develop business abroad, matchmaking missions in one of the four target countries and follow-up actions in order to maximise the initiated collaborations. Access to third market is a leverage effect for SME's competitiveness and will be a strong asset in the development of SMEs concretizing parterships abroad.
  • Build concrete and sustainable partnerships with clusters or business networks in target countries. Space2Waves aims to build concrete partnerships and create a cross-border and cross-sectoral network focused on space and blue growth activities. 
  • Extend the SpaceWave alliance. Space2Waves will foster interclustering on EO and BlueGrowth challenges. By integrating other European clusters into the SpaceWave Alliance, it will lead to pan-European cluster cooperation and strategy to go international in third countries beyond Europe.

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Cross-sectoral industries
Blue Growth Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Ecosystems:Aerospace & Defence
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S3 EU priority areas
Aeronautics & space:Aeronautics Blue growth:Aquaculture Blue growth:Blue renewable energy Blue growth:Coastal & maritime tourism Blue growth:Fisheries

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Space2Waves

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 21.10.2021
Call for tenders: organising a hybrid matchmaking mission to Australia
News Published: 20.10.2021
Call for tenders: organising a hybrid matchmaking mission to United Arab Emirates
News Published: 20.10.2021
Call for tenders: organising a hybrid matchmaking mission to Canada
News Published: 07.01.2021
Call for Tenders for Providers to Assist with the Internationalisation of European SMEs

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