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.||ES||A.U.G Signals Ltd||CN|
|AIKO SRL||IT||Aratos Ntot Net Ltd||GR|
|DcubeD (Deployables Cubed GmbH)||DE||Breeze Technologies||DE|
|EICAS AUTOMAZIONE SpA||IT||ConstellR||DE|
|Lens Research & Development||NL||Detektia Earth Surface Monitoring S.L.||ES|
|LEVITY UG||DE||Dynamic Genesis||SE|
|NANOKER RESEARCH, S.L.||ES||LATITUDO 40 S.R.L.||IT|
|Pasquali Microwave Systems Srl||IT||OQ Technology Sarl||LU|
|SPiN||DE||Peak Technology GmbH||AT|
|Technology for Propulsion and Innovation||IT||SatADSL||BE|
|Vega Composites S.r.l.||IT||Satsense Solutions Limited||UK|
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)||DE||A.U.G Signals Ltd||CN|
|EICAS AUTOMAZIONE SpA||IT||Detektia Earth Surface Monitoring S.L.||ES|
|Lens Research & Development||NL||EOMAP||DE|
|Lios||IE||LATITUDO 40 S.R.L.||IT|
|Pasquali Microwave Systems Srl||IT||SatADSL||BE|
|Technology for Propulsion and Innovation||IT||Satsense Solutions Limited||UK|
Written by (MWe)