Nov 22, 2016

“Internationalisation of European EO companies” workshop

The “Internationalisation of European EO companies” workshop will be held at DG GROW, on 22 November 2016. The event belongs to the “Copernicus User Forum Industry Workshop” series.

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“Internationalisation of European EO companies” workshop

The European Commission (EC) is organising the “Internationalisation of European Earth Observation companies” workshop on 22 November 2016 at the Breydel building of DG GROW. The workshop will gather European EO companies, representatives of the EO industry, as well as interested User Forum members.

The main objectives are to:

  • Discuss the opportunities, challenges and critical needs of European EO companies, in particular SMEs, to expand their business outside the EU
  • Provide information on dedicated tools and initiatives available in support to internationalisation
  • Examine EO companies’ specific and/or additional expectations with respect to internationalisation and EU support to it

The workshop will cover the following areas:

  • Opportunities for internationalisation of EO companies linked to the Copernicus international strategy
  • EU industry perspectives
  • National initiatives
  • European support to SME internationalisation (with a special focus on support instruments)
  • Other Pan-European initiatives
  • SME expectations

Download the workshop report