Taking place at ESA’s Head Quarters in Paris, from 30 to 31 October, investors, institutions, entrepreneurs and companies of any size from the Earth observation sector will come together to discuss the commercial potentials and challenges of Earth observation, as well as the technical, industrial and risk-capital support available to European companies.
Advancing commercial space in Europe is a vital component of ESA’s Agenda 2025, and the fast growing EO sector has an abundance of possibilities that private businesses can capitalise on, from satellites and ground infrastructure through to value added services that address real-world needs with information from space.
The ESA Earth Observation Programme Directorate is organising the first Earth Observation Commercialisation Forum event to bring leading stakeholders of the fast-growing EO commercial space sector under the same roof.
The event will include keynote speeches, panel discussions and networking opportunities. All elements of the Earth observation value chain will be addressed, with a focus on the business and financing aspects and consideration of the industrial and technical perspective too of the New Space approach, the launchers, SAR, VHR, HYP, RO, and TIR innovative sensors, Value Added Services markets, as well as Big Data, artificial intelligence and digital revolution. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the market trends, key drivers and challenges and opportunities that the industry is facing, along with government policies, funding opportunities and commercialisation strategies.