17.09.2021 / 13:20 // DCubeD / ESA

Small companies active in NewSpace often have a hard time reaching international customers. The ESA Global Space Markets Challenge is designed to help. Two German companies are now on the shortlist for the competition.

The objective of the competition is to select, among all the applicants, the six small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the space sector (three from the upstream and three from the downstream) that present the most promising and convincing internationalization plans for their products and/or services. [Astrodrom reported 12/06/2021 - ESA SME Internationalization Competition]

Longlist of the ESA Global Space Markets Challenge

On September 10, 2021, the winners of the preliminary round were announced. On the so-called longlist, three German companies - DcubeD, LEVITY UG and SPiN - were on the upstream side. With Breeze Technologies, ConstellR and EOMAP, three more were on the downstream side.

AENIUM Engineering S.L.ESA.U.G Signals LtdCN
AIKO SRLITAratos Ntot Net LtdGR
DcubeD (Deployables Cubed GmbH)DEBreeze TechnologiesDE
Lens Research & DevelopmentNLDetektia Earth Surface Monitoring S.L.ES
LEVITY UGDEDynamic GenesisSE
Pasquali Microwave Systems SrlITOQ Technology SarlLU
SPiNDEPeak Technology GmbHAT
Technology for Propulsion and InnovationITSatADSLBE
Vega Composites S.r.l.ITSatsense Solutions LimitedUK
Longlist ESA Global Space Markets Challenge, © European Space Agency

Shortlist of the ESA Global Space Markets Challenge

A total of 12 European companies are now on the shortlist, including DcubeD and EOMAP. This means that two German NewSpace players have the chance to take one of the first places. For this purpose, all applicants who have made it onto the shortlist will present themselves once again to a jury on September 28. The content of the presentations will be the internationalization plans. The total of six best (1st - 3rd place each in Upstream/Downstream) companies will be announced by ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher on September 30, 2021.

DcubeD (Deployables Cubed GmbH)DEA.U.G Signals LtdCN
EICAS AUTOMAZIONE SpAITDetektia Earth Surface Monitoring S.L.ES
Lens Research & DevelopmentNLEOMAPDE
Pasquali Microwave Systems SrlITSatADSLBE
Technology for Propulsion and InnovationITSatsense Solutions LimitedUK
Shortlist ESA Global Space Markets Challenge, © European Space Agency

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