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Hotel Canberra - Realm

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EU Commissioner Bienkowska is visiting Canberra, and her focus while in Australia is on the space industry and digital economy. This interactive workshop will allow companies, government and academic organisations to discuss the barriers, opportunities and requirements to enable effective collaboration between Europe and Australia.

A large focus of this discussion will revolve around the European Copernicus program, as well as immediate opportunities for investment within the EU Horizon2020 Funding.

Europe and Australia have a wealth of different but complimentary expertise across the Earth Observation (EO) value chain. This balance opens up significant opportunities for partnerships between European and Australian companies, targeted to solve specific challenges faced by major industries in each continent. In addition, there is a range of timely funding and technical opportunities that make 2018 the perfect year to start these partnerships.

Supporting this opportunity, Australian companies in Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney are also being invited to host a delegation of European remote sensing companies. These organisations are on a mission to Australia to connect with businesses, with the intention of forming partnerships focused around EO Services, with the potential to bid together for Horizon2020 funding.

Horizon2020 is the biggest European Union Research and Innovation program ever, €80 Billion over 7 years, and the recent call for proposals includes explicit funding for collaboration between Australian and European companies.

In addition to the immediate Horizon2020 funding, there will also be significant opportunity to discuss Australia-EC Copernicus data exchange, the Copernicus services ( eg. Emergency Management), and how EU and Australian companies can collaborate.

About this Mission

In partnership with Geoscience Australia, the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC), CSIRO, SIBA|GITA and Earth Observation Australia (EOA), the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information invites Australian remote sensing companies to join us to host a targeted mission of European remote sensing companies to Australia in March 2018. Companies will participate in an extensive program of networking events, briefings and introductions to remote sensing companies, investors and customers.

Canberra Event

Canberra event will provide an opportunity to actively discuss EU/AU collaboration with EU Commissioner Bienkowska. In addition, there will be significant workshopping and matchmaking between companies from the European and Australian remote sensing industries. The event will be broken in to two parts

'Collaborating to grow the 'space economy' workshop with:

  • EU Commissioner Elżbieta Bienkowska
  • Former Senator the Hon Kate Lundy
  • Graeme Kernich - CEO, CRC for Spatial Information
  • TBA - Geoscience Australia
  • Dr David Williams - Group Executive, CSIRO
  • Geoff Sawyer - EARSC

This event will include an interactive panel, Industry perspectives on barriers, opportunities and requirements to enable EU/AU collaboration, and an Industry Ideation Session discussing which EO opportunities can be made easier through EU/AU collaboration?

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Afternoon Event AUS/ASEAN Opportunities and Horizon2020 Matchmaking

  • AUS/ASEAN – Products, Services and Opportunities
  • Horizon2020 presentation and Q&A
  • B2B Match Making Event and H2020 Project Ideas
    • Matchmaking Tables

Networking and drinks

Confirmed EU Company Participants

  1. AIRBUS
  2. EARTH-I
  3. E-GEOS
  4. GETMAP
  5. GMV
  6. PLANET
  7. SINERGISE
  8. EUOPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR REMOTE SENSING COMPANIES
  9. EU COMMISSION REPRESENTITIVES

Additional companies are likely to confirm in the lead up to the event.

About the Horizon2020 Funding

The current Horizon2020 workplan has a new focus on AU/EU collaboration, particularly around the remote sensing application development. This call provides the opportunity to collaborate with EU companies for access to €1-2 million for collaborative project work, with applications likely to open in October 2018. This trade mission provides an ideal opportunity for EU and AU remote sensing companies and organisations to network, to identify complimentary skills and interests, and ultimately to form partnerships to bid for Horizon2020 funds.

The timing of this trade mission will align with a visit by EU Commissioner Bienkowska, who will be in Australia from the 5-8 of March 2018. Her focus in Australia will be on growing the space economy, particularly around exploiting Copernicus earth observations (http://www.copernicus.eu/).

Why you should participate

  • Build relationships with leading remote sensing application and technology companies, research organisations, and government agencies.
  • Showcase your capability and technology at dedicated events
  • Participate in meetings with leading companies, universities, and government agencies.
  • Discover more about the Horizon2020 EU/AU partnership opportunity
  • Expand professional networks with on-ground support from EARSC and CRCSI.
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