European Space Solutions



Central Hall Westminster, Storey's Gate, London, United Kingdom


03/12/2012 - 1:00 pm


05/12/2012 - 6:00 pm

European Space Solutions, a major 3-day conference, exhibition and business support event will bring together business and the public-sector with users and developers of space-based solutions to explore how space can make a real difference to the lives, and livelihoods, of people across Europe. Space-based services and technologies are the future of efficient, effective and sustainable services that society needs. Conference participants will learn about current developments in their sector and explore tomorrow’s solutions for today’s challenges.

The European Space Expo – a state of the art, interactive public exhibition showcasing the many benefits that they EU space programmes bring to Europe – will complement the conference.
European Space Solutions will feature:
  • 11 user-led, half-day seminars exploring with new users how the EU’s navigation and Earth observation programmes deliver innovative solutions to real-life problems and the scope for new solutions. The seminars will be focussed on user needs in these sectors:
Healthcare and health protection
Local Authorities managing their towns and cities
Road users and traffic management
Ship and Vessel management
Insurance and financial services
Emergency response and disaster management
Sustainable energy
Environmental protection
  • A unique ‘Business Support and Application Development Fair’ that will feature:
Opportunities for users to discuss solutions with space professionals and to explore whether new work can be done to resolve outstanding challenges – matching problems with solutions
A Developers Area featuring support corners for developers/SMEs focusing on financing and EU funding opportunities, IPR, business support/incubation, EGNOS/Galileo and GMES technical support
Ongoing tutorial workshops covering a range of topics including how to find funding, and Intellectual Property Rights
Pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings and business matching
Elevator-pitch sessions focussed on user groups, including direct feedback from business and technical expert
  • A special 1-day workshop on the future Galileo PRS (Public Regulated Service)
  • Plus, a range of networking, business exchange, special topic, media and social events!


Programme at-a-glance:

Monday, 3 December (13:00 – 18:00)
  • Introduction, overview and discussion by senior personalities from European space institutions, government and businessTuesday, 5 December (9:00 – 18:00)
  • User-led seminars, networking, ‘Space Business Support and Development Fair’Wednesday, 6 December (9:00 – 18:00)
  • User-led seminars, networking, ‘Space Business Support and Development Fair’

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