The youngest addition to the big EBN SIG sub-community. Thanks to a long and fruitful close cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA), we started the Space SIG in 2017, answering the request of many of our members to be informed, interconnected and active in the larger space industrial ecosystem. Intersecting several different industries, the Space, Mobility and Defence SIG group members are active directly in their industries and also in ICT, Green Energy, Maritime, and Automotive sectors.
Its main aim is to support EU|BIC managers and business support experts to run key actions shaping the space, mobility and defence industries while assisting their entrepreneurs at any stage of development to effectively operate in the global ecosystem. As a secondary result, the SIG’s activities aim to serve the European Union and all its citizens while supporting the space, mobility and defence industry powering the European Green Deal and the Digital Economy.
Operationally, the SIG provides a commonly shared platform where to collect first-hand information on new potential development in this industry together with a continual flow of news concerning EU programmes and projects. At present, the Space SIG connects 36+ members among ESA BICs, EU|BICs and other important continental organisations with 90 different contacts, being one of the largest of its kind among the SIGs.