Space2Wave will promote access to international markets for European clusters and networks involved in Earth Observation products and services in support to Blue Growth
Space2Wave is the continuation of SpaceWave which has successfully developed an internationalization strategy to accelerate the Earth Observation (EO) technologies global deployment in Blue Growth and to support European SMEs competitiveness. Four countries have been identified as promising target with highest potential for European SMEs: Australia, Canada, South Africa, and United Arab Emirates.
EO technologies represent an answer to many issues the maritime environment is facing. They contribute to the implementation of a sustainable blue economy as they are one of the most available, feasible and cost efficient technologies to explore, monitor, control and study the exploitation of oceans and their resources.
Space2Waves aims to implement the internationalization plan designed in the preparatory phase. It will provide to European SMES using or creating EO technologies them a tailored-made programme to access to international markets and will promote their economic growth. Interclustering will be also developed as Space2Waves partners will strengthen or initiate contacts with clusters or business networks that could have a great impact on the internationalization of EU SMEs in the target countries.
Space2Waves brings together six clusters with a perfect balance between blue economy and space sectors. All have joined the SpaceWave Alliance, a partnership agreement with common goals towards access to third markets. Space2Waves partners will encourage the involvement of other EU clusters in the Alliance.
Thanks to a global internationalisation programme, 30 European SMEs will have the chance to benefit from preparatory activities to develop business abroad, matchmaking missions in one of the four target countries and follow-up actions in order to maximise the initiated collaborations.