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Helenic Association of Space Industry

HASI and Si-Cluster at Space Tech Expo Europe in Bremen, the "City of Space"

Athens, 26 October 2017

Bremen 2017

 Hellenic Association of Space Industry and si-Cluster successfully participated at the top European space technology exhibition, the Space Tech Expo Europe, which took place on October 24-26, in Bremen, the German “City of Space” as it is called due to the large concentration of aerospace activity in the region.

 The Hellenic business mission was organized by si-Cluster, the Hellenic Gold Labeled Cluster in aerospace technology and applications, with the co-ordination of Corallia Clusters Initiative and the collaboration of Enterprise Greece and HASI.

For the first time, enterprises, universities, research centers and government joined forces under the coordination of si-Cluster and achieved the most important and productive Greek presence in an international space event so far.

At the event participated the following members of HASI and si-Cluster: Adamant Composites, Akronic, Althom Engineering, Elfon, EMTech, European Sensor Systems, Heron Engineering, Inasco, Planetek Hellas, Prisma Electronics, Softcom International, Teletel, Terra Spatium and the Digital Systems and Computer Architecture Lab of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Representatives of the Greek space technology and applications industry with the support of the Enterprise Europe Network conducted more than 100 B2B meetings with other stakeholders and explored possibilities of collaboration with major players of the European space industry with very significant commercial results. At the same time, they hosted many visitors of the exhibition at the national pavilion, presenting innovative products and services developed in Greece and highlighting the country's dynamic in the development of cutting-edge technologies.

Space Tech Expo Europe 2017 was visited by over 3,000 top engineers and technology innovators, senior executives, decision-makers and government representatives from the global space industry. Over 22 new technologies and products were presented for the first time to the general public, along with more than 300 exhibitors and 80 speakers from the world's major space stakeholders.

The Secretary General of Telecommunications and Posts, Mr. Vasilis Maglaras, who accompanied the mission, said: "The space sector is a special competitive advantage with very increasing prospects for Greece. Already during last year, Greece did important steps in creating a viable productive and competitive ecosystem which, with the coordination and assistance of the Hellenic State, develops special capabilities to place Greece at the global space technology map.

The establishment of the Greek Space Agency, the national program for microsatellite development and the completion of the agreement with Hellas Sat are some of the significant efforts of the Greek Government to support high technologies with particular development prospects for the country. The national pavilion of si-Cluster in the Space Tech Expo Bremen exhibition certifies the dynamism and willing of Greek businesses and research institutions to become dynamic members of the European space industry. "

 

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