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Bridging the gap between INnovative entreprises and financial inVEstors in the emerging ICT markets of SaTellite applications

Objective

In the ICT sector, whether in the USA, Japan, or Europe, innovative services are already in use, based on large scale space-based investments: they involve earth observation, telecommunication, navigation, timing and positioning satellites. In combination with the advent of powerful handheld terminals and the demand for ubiquitous services, it is expected that info-mobility applications will reveal new sources of business in the years ahead, using particularly the EGNOS and future GALILEO systems.

Hence, such satellite-based capabilities must be seen as incomparable, new and unique opportunities for Europe to enhance economic development in the ICT-based knowledge economy. This growth potential has already been grasped by many incubating structures in Europe. Yet, the actual business growth rate appears below expectations. Europe must overcome intrinsic innovation financing barriers to seize these new business opportunities faster and with more economic impacts.

Several members of the ESINET network have joined under the leadership of EBN to find solutions in order to characterize and remove these barriers in a coordinated way. Specific and generic features of the barriers to innovation financing will be addressed, allowing consolidate and disseminate the knowledge components that are required to support more investments into such innovative ICT-intensive services. Good practices and guidance materials for entrepreneurs, innovative enterprises, incubators or investors, will then be developed and validated 'in vivo'.

Specific workshops will further validate and disseminate the obtained results towards key stakeholders. Policy lessons will be proposed regarding public/private partnerships able to increase the business prospects of satellite capabilities. In order to meet such ambitions, the partners will reinforce and extend the connections of the ESINET network with European investors willing to invest in such ICT-intensive services.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-INNOV-6
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Coordinator

EUROPEAN BUSINESS & INNOVATION CENTRE NETWORK
Address
168 Avenue De Tervuren
Brussels
Belgium

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Participants (11)

BARCELONA ACTIVA SA SPM
Spain
Address
Llacuna 162 -164
Barcelona

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CAPITAL HIGH TECH S.A.R.L.
France
Address
28 Avenue Du Docteur Bernard Gaudeul
Bayonne

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CICOM ORGANISATION, CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE COMMUNICATION ET D'OPÉRATIONS MULTIMÉDIA
France
Address
Antipolis Innovation Campus, 300 Route Des Crêtes
Sophia Antipolis

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CONSORZIO PER L'AREA DI RICERCA SCIENTIFICA E TECNOLOGICA DI TRIESTE
Italy
Address
Padriciano 99
Trieste

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D'APPOLONIA SPA
Italy
Address
Via San Nazaro 19
Genova

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EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY
France
Address
Rue Mario Nikis, 8-10
Paris

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HERMIA BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT LTD.
Finland
Address
Hermiankatu 1
Tampere

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HERTFORDSHIRE BUSINESS INCUBATION CENTRE LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Bessemer Drive
Stevenage

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HFB - BUSINESS SCHOOL OF FINANCE & MANAGEMENT
Germany
Address
Sonnemannstrasse 9 - 11
Frankfurt/main

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JOERG KREISEL INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT
Germany
Address
Christhauser Strasse 67A
Remscheid

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TECHNOFI
France
Address
Espace Berlioz, Rue Albert Caquot
Sophia Antipolis

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