Programme

09:00 - 10:00 CET

CASSINI Matchmaking

The CASSINI Matchmaking connects corporates and institutions with promising startups and SMEs from the space sector. Cutting-edge space technology and thriving solutions can make your organisation fitter for the future.

Get in contact with innovative startups and one of the strongest European networks for space entrepreneurs to unleash the innovation potential of your organisation! Whether you are looking for a new technology, a different business solution or are facing unprecedented challenges in your organisation – the CASSINI Matchmaking programme can match you with space companies across the European Union offering your organisation what it needs.

Check out the 2022 topics and register to boost your company’s success!

09:00 - 10:30 CET

Galileo Status

Galileo continues to evolve, adding new satellites and new services. Join this session to have a deep insight into the various aspects of the Galileo programme.  It will provide latest status for the infrastructure deployment activities and address system operations and service provision aspects. Service facilities designed to interface with users and monitor performance will be discussed and latest observed service performance will be analysed. Looking ahead, the session will also be an opportunity of presenting the latest on the preparation of new services of Galileo such as the High Accuracy service, the Galileo Open Service Authentication or the contribution to Emergency management and search and rescue services. Finally, the session will provide an overview of modernisation activities undertaken in the context of the 2nd generation of Galileo and various R&D activities for the longer term.

A Q&A style approach will give the floor to various Galileo stakeholders and users and allow the audience to interact with them.

09:30 - 12:30 CET

Copernicus Status

After almost 25 years since its creation, Copernicus is a worldwide recognised Earth observation programme serving hundreds of thousands of its users. This first session will focus on the latest achievements and success stories highlighting the key evolution of the Copernicus services over the last year while also taking a deep dive into how the EU is using these services to achieve major policy goals, such as the Green Deal and Digital Transformation.

This second part of Copernicus status session gives a glimpse onto the future of the system.

Copernicus will continue to develop in order to remain the first choice for policy users, scientists and companies for operational and highest quality Earth Observation products.

This encompasses for instance new ways of running satellites in constellations and new developments to serve emerging and demanding user communities.

10:45 - 12:30 CET

EGNOS Status

This session will provide a full overview of the EGNOS programme’s services, performance and market uptake, as well as showcasing examples of the added-value EGNOS brings to different sectors. There will also be ample time for Q&A.

CASSINI Matchmaking

The CASSINI Matchmaking connects corporates and institutions with promising startups and SMEs from the space sector. Cutting-edge space technology and thriving solutions can make your organisation fitter for the future.

Get in contact with innovative startups and one of the strongest European networks for space entrepreneurs to unleash the innovation potential of your organisation! Whether you are looking for a new technology, a different business solution or are facing unprecedented challenges in your organisation – the CASSINI Matchmaking programme can match you with space companies across the European Union offering your organisation what it needs.

Check out the 2022 topics and register to boost your company’s success!

12:30 - 13:00 CET

EU Space Programme Status - Conclusions

Our speakers will discuss the latest developments in the EU Space Programme and share their views on where the programme – and EU Space in general – are headed in the years to come.

  • Evi Papantoniou, Deputy Director for Space and Head of the Space Policy Unit DG DEFIS, European Commission
  • Pascal Claudel, Chief Operating Officer and Acting head of Service, System-infrastructure and Security Engineering
  • Philippe Bertrand, Chair of the EU Space Programme Security Accreditation Board
     
14:00 - 15:25 CET

CASSINI Overview

Investing in space-related businesses is key to ensuring Europe’s economic competitiveness – and that’s exactly what the CASSINI facility intends to do. This session is an opportunity to learn more about how this European Commission initiative, which is backed by an investment capacity of EUR 1 billion, is supporting entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs develop innovative applications and services that leverage the EU Space Programme.

This session will present the state of art and early results of the different actions being rolled out (Hackathons, Matchmaking, Prizes, Acceleration, Fund of VC funds, etc.).

Come, connect and meet the key players!

15:40 - 17:00 CET

Horizon, a Booster for Space Research

The EU Research and Innovation Horizon supports space-related research in a very successful way.

This session will start with an introduction to “show you the financial effort made by the EU” i.e. the volume of funds available in the current financial period, and present the strategy and the main priorities covered over 2021-2027.

Concrete stories will illustrate how today’s research derives from the outcomes of past research and what new missions and other high ambitions it aims to reach. The impacts of space research in terms of new businesses, breakthrough innovations and contributions to steering EU policy developments will also be showcased.

17:00 - 18:30 CET

Women in Space

The number of women employed in the international space industry represents around 20% of the workforce, roughly the same proportion as 30 years ago. Space for women means strengthened awareness, capacity, and skills, empowering young women and girls globally and promoting gender equality. This session will aim to identifying the obstacles that women are facing when entering space-related careers and contribute to discussions on ending disparities.

The roundtable discussion to promote the women engagement in the space sector as a profession will feature the following speakers:

1.    Catherine Kavvada, Director DG DEFIS
2.   Pascale Erhenfreund, President of the International Astronautical Federation IAF
3.   Luisella Giulicchi, President of Women in Aerospace
4.   Viola Otieno, President of the Women in GMES & Africa Group and EO Expert at the IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) (tbc pending on travel costs)
5.   Inna Ouvarova, SAB Aerospace Strategic Director
6.   Petr Kapoun,  CEO at TRL Space, Chairman of the Brno Space Cluster (tbd)
 

Fostering Skills in Europe for the Next Generation

The session will engage speakers from public and private institutions from the EU, academia, industry and associations, with a view to stimulating a debate on how to join forces and take concrete actions to prepare the next generation of a skilled workforce capable of driving the transition towards a resilient, green and digital EU space economy.

19:00 - 20:00 CET

Cocktail Reception

Opening of the Earth's Beauties seen from Space

The Faculty of Science of Charles University and the Space Academy invite you to an exhibition of images taken by the EU Copernicus programme's Sentinel satellites.

Partners

 

Faculty of Science Charles University

 

Faculty of Science of Charles University in Prague