Kick off meeting of the European Space SMES using Copernicus data « SMES-AFRICA »

On June 22, 2021 took place the kickoff meeting of the SMEs Program. The coordinator of the GMES and Africa Programme, the Dr. Tidiane OUATTARA, was invited on behalf the AUC.  

[update 09/07/2021]

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The SMEs Programme
Jean-Marc Charbonnier, Deputy Manager Competitiveness and Development Directorate for Innovation, Applications and Sciences at CNES (French Space Agency) - who presented the Framework Partnership Agreement of the FPCUP Caroline Herschel, the different types of actions, the CNES Participation and Cooperation Agreements 
Pauline Colas, Business France. She presented the support to internationalisation of European SMEs in African Continent, the network of Business France in Africa,  the roadmap to get to know all three markets
Tidiane Ouattara, AUC ESTI, GMES and Africa, who gave his insights on Business development and Space economy in Africa 

The link to the interventions (video, 1 h 35 mn)

About the Programme SMES

This action is funded by the "Caroline Herschel / FPCUP program" of the European Union.

Aerospace Valley (AV) Cluster and the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) support 15 European SMEs that develop products and solutions using Copernicus services and/or data and that are willing to go global, particularly on the African continent.

Services developed by European SMEs are meant to support the target countries to answer the needs highlighted by the Agenda Africa 2063 of the African Union which is the strategic framework to deliver inclusive and sustainable development to the Continent.

Watch the video "SMEs Africa"
Press releases [FR] and [EN]

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Aerospace valley,
Overall project management: Adeline VERDIER - smesafrica[at]