EU Space Week 2023, the hallmark event for the European space sector is a unique opportunity to get an up-close look at how European businesses – and society in general – benefit from the EU Space Programme. With an exciting line-up of networking, business matchmaking events, and application demos, this year’s EU Space Week, themed “Sustainable Innovation for a Resilient Europe”, promises to be an unmissable experience!
What’s in the mix this year?
With a revamped, hybrid format, EU Space Week 2023 will include an array of sessions, plenaries, events and demonstrations covering everything from current and future trends to market forecasts, business opportunities, space-application demonstrations and updates on the Union’s Space Programme.
This year’s edition will also include the User Consultation Platforms (UCP). These UCPs present a unique networking opportunity, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange within the entire EU Space ecosystem. This dynamic platform enables stakeholders using the EU Space components, including Galileo, EGNOS, Copernicus, and for the first time GOVSATCOM and Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST), to not only share experiences and expertise but also actively provide valuable user requirements. By gathering and incorporating user inputs, the UCP is providing valuable insights to improve the EU Space Programme, empowering participants to strengthen capabilities, foster innovation, and enhance competitiveness across all aspects of the EU Space Programme. This year, seven themes will be covered: Agriculture and Forestry; Environmental (Climate & Biodiversity); Rail; Public transport; Road and automotive; Space and Resilient societies.
The event will kick off with high-level policy discussions and an interactive panel discussion, including innovators and entrepreneurs who utilise EU Space Programme data and services.
The second day is dedicated to space entrepreneurship and funding opportunities for start-ups, SMEs and other innovators. Moreover, EUSPA and EU Commission representatives will also give an update on the latest initiatives supporting innovation in space.
For the first time, the conference will shine a light on EU Space and Security, covering areas such as sustainable space traffic management and space assets for resilience.
The event is jointly organised by the European Commission and the EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) and held under the auspices of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of European Union.