Clusters waving the flag to the internationalisation of European SMEs taking advantage of the cross-sectoral dimension of Earth observation for Blue Growth market
SpaceWave

France: Occitania
Pauline Théophane
Project manager
Profile:
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Overview

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Number of partners
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Summary and objectives

The high-level objectives of SpaceWave are:

  1. To study the international markets of downstream EO in Blue Growth.
  2. To identify European and international stakeholders and analyse the related value chains.
  3. To draft an internationalization plan in order to reach Europe’s full potential in downstream Earth Observation in Blue growth.

Previous achievements

ESCP Pilots 2013
EACP
Others
SeaMICI (voluntary partnership)

Partnership other activities

The SpaceWave consortium plans to study the international markets and trends in the Blue Growth Economy in particular: explore Blue Growth market trends; extract, within these trends, sectoral challenges where Earth observation data could provide value-added solutions for Blue Growth; identify the current and future commercial and technological potential of Earth Observation technologies in selected sectoral challenges and define the most promising; and identify clusters and business network in targeted countries. The SpaceWave consortium will then define a portfolio of value chains that can serve the priority markets identified previously. These will be used in two ways: first to identify key EO assets and capabilities that form part of these value chains; and second to identify key users and actors that should be targeted in the implementation. The SpaceWave partners will then develop a Partnership Agreement, an Internationalisation Strategy Plan and an Implementation Roadmap. Finally, it is planned to organise the communication and dissemination strategy of the project. This will be done through the setting up of branding and marketing tools along with the selection of stakeholders (private business entities, associations, public authorities, etc.) that will be informed about the SpaceWave project and its results.

Results expected

The SpaceWave project specifically aims at:

  • Defining the thematic areas that may poses greater potential for Earth Observation application in particular taking advantage of the Copernicus Marine Environment Service (CMEMS). The international market trends of Blue Growth will be examined to position targeted applications.
  • Defining the targeted countries that may poses greater potential for Earth Observation, in particular CMEMS and Blue Growth services and applications based on their commercial potential and already existing business connections of Space/Blue growth clusters with international actors, in the targeted countries.
  • Identifying the actors (earth observation based solutions providers and blue growth end-users) that will be involved in the development of the diversification strategies.
  • Selecting a number of space actors coupled with blue growth end-users for the implementation of the strategies.
  • Assessing the export potential, for the selected space actors, based on the long-term plans and internal capabilities to perform exports.
  • Finding the complementarities to allow complete offers (i.e. consolidated value chains). Indeed, to deliver an EO service, some technical partnerships between EO and blue growth actors may be necessary before targeting any commercial agreements.
  • Building a roadmap for mid-term actions to be undertaken in the internationalisation plan. Existing international connections will be cultivated, acting as springboards for European space actors’ internationalisation.
  • Strengthening the action of the SpaceWave ESCP with the creation of a partnership agreement that will give a legal frame to the follow-ups.
  • Collaborating with other actions dealing with SMEs business deployment.
  • Identifying and initiating contacts with other European clusters in EO and Blue Growth sectors that could be interested in enlarging the SpaceWave community in the implementation phase of SpaceWave joint internationalization strategy.

Thus, SpaceWave will constitute a pilot for the acceleration of EO for Blue Growth, in particular for the CMEMS, which can be replicated at a larger scale to include other European clusters and their members, notably SMEs users of CMEMS.

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Cross-sectoral industries
Blue Growth Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Technology fields
S3 EU priority areas

Other linked key partners or networks

Profile name Location Network type
Mercator Océan
France

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 19.10.2020
Space2Waves: #1st webinar "Going International in 2021 : advice and tips for European SMEs"
News Published: 01.10.2020
Space2Waves: Call for expression of interest to join the Space2Waves Internationalisation Programme
News Published: 29.09.2020
Breaking news : SpaceWave is continuing with COSME support and becomes Space2Waves
News Published: 16.04.2019
SpaceWave project successfully concludes

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