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Space Clusters International Industrial Diversification
ESCP-4i Status: 
Implementation Phase - Strand2
Start of Partnership: 
Partnership duration
27 months
Number of partners
Number of SMEs involved
Targeted third countries
United Arab Emirates

The aim of SPACE2IDGO is to implement the international business development action plan as defined during the SPACE2ID (Space Clusters International Industrial Diversification) project, the very first structured action for Space Service Providers and Application Developers to directly address the huge economic potential of several industrial sectors, carefully selected at European and International level with a clear “market pull” orientation.

During Space2ID, a consortium of clusters from across Europe came together to analyse market potential at European and International level and define concrete actions to underpin and take forward the internationalisation of Space Service Providers and Application Developers.

Building on this momentum, the SPACE2IDGO project now consolidates the consortium’s ambitions to go international stronger and faster with a series of concrete actions. The 3 high-level objectives are as follows:

  • To propose an innovative support towards SMEs willing to go international
  • To diffuse the added value of space data in MELCA value chains
  • To develop business between European SMEs and new abroad partners/customers

The project brings together 9 European clusters, 5 of which are active in the space industry, 4 which are active MELCA sectors and Aerospace Valley which is active in both. 

  1. Mobility (transportation of people),
  2. Energy,
  3. Logistics (transportation of goods),
  4. Creative industries (design, entertainment),
  5. Agriculture

5 countries have been identified as the top market priorities of the Partnership for the above MELCA sectors: China, the United Arab Emirates, Canada, Colombia and Chile.

The objective of the SPACE2IDGO project is now to enter these 5 priority markets with various actions.

  1. In China, mobility, logistics and creative industries sectors will receive the export efforts of the Partnership.
  2. In the United Arab Emirates, target markets are those of mobility, logistics and agriculture sectors.
  3. In Canada mobility and logistics have been found to be the most prominent sectors.
  4. In Colombia and Chile, energy and agriculture sectors were found to be the target markets with the highest potential among project clusters.
Sectoral Industries: 
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology Fields: 
ELECTRONICS, IT AND TELECOMMSTelecommunications, NetworkingSatellite Technology/Positioning/Communication in GPS
S3 EU priority areas: 
Aeronautics & spaceSpace
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries

SPACE2IDGO aims at investigating the crossing of space-based data and cutting edge digital technologies, to the service of various emerging industries such as: Mobility Industries, Energy, Logistical Services, Creative Industries and new Agriculture value chain. 

Partnership planned events: 
Partnership other activities: 

As well as the top 5 countries selected as market priorities for this internalization mission, 6 further target countries have been identified as having good market potential for Space Service Providers and Application Developers. They are America, Singapore, Hong Kong, Iran, Morocco, Indonesia and South Africa. These 6 countries will be monitored by partner clusters during the course of the SPACE2IDGO project in order to identify any opportunity that may arise during the implementation of the joint strategy.

The specific, tangible goals of the SPACE2ID GO project are as follows:

  • Implement the joint internationalization strategy plan defined in SPACE2ID project
  • Provide a complete set of services towards SMEs which will be constituted of trainings, workshops, match-making missions, support to business agreement writing and personal follow-up
  • Combine the networks of the consortium and the European Commission influence to engage first business discussions
  • Sign 5 cluster to cluster cooperation agreements, one in each target country
  • Fostering the emergence of business opportunities between European SMEs and abroad partners
  • Support the signature of 10 SME business agreements in the target countries
  • Develop a sustainable action by making SMEs financially contribute to the project
  • Reinforce the positioning of the use of space data in other value chains
  • Open up the action to new circles, new clusters and new SMEs, through participation in ECCP-led actions and through the link with two INNOSUP projects: NEPTUNE and ACTIVATTE.
Other key partners or networks your partnership is linked with in Europe and in third countries: 

Partnership composition

Name Sector/Technology fields Country Regions Total no. of members Total no. of SME
Cluster Lucano di Bioeconomia ETS Agricultural Inputs and Services, Food Processing and Manufacturing

Horticulture, Precision agriculture

Agricultural servicesCrop & animal production, hunting &related service activities, KETSIndustrial biotechnology

Italy Basilicata 59 48
MADRID AEROSPACE CLUSTER Aerospace Vehicles and Defence

Aeronautical technology / Avionics, Aircraft

Aeronautics & spaceAeronautics, Aeronautics & spaceRemotely piloted aircrafts

Digital Industries
Spain Comunidad de Madrid 74 48
Basque Energy Cluster (Cluster de Energía) Electric Power Generation and Transmission, Lighting and Electrical Equipment

Smart grids, Transmission of electricity

Blue growthBlue renewable energy, Energy production & distribution:Energy distribution

Blue Growth Industries, Environmental Industries
Spain País Vasco 165 90
TeRN Environmental Services, Information Technology and Analytical Instruments

Space Exploration and Technology, Natural Disasters

Aeronautics & spaceSpace
Italy Basilicata 20 14
Logistics in Wallonia Education and Knowledge Creation, Information Technology and Analytical Instruments

Intermodal Transport, Logistics

Aeronautics & spaceTransport & logistics, Sustainable innovationSmart green & integrated transport systems

Digital Industries, Logistical Services
Belgium Prov. Liège 352 263
Aerospace Valley Aerospace Vehicles and Defence, Information Technology and Analytical Instruments

Embedded Systems and Real Time Systems, Aeronautical technology / Avionics

Aeronautics & spaceTransport & logistics, KETSAdvanced materials

Blue Growth Industries, Mobility Technologies
France Midi-Pyrénées 869 575
Skywin Aerospace Vehicles and Defence

Aeronautical technology / Avionics, Satellite Navigation Systems

Aeronautics & spaceAeronautics, Aeronautics & spaceSpace

Creative Industries, Digital Industries
Belgium Prov. Brabant Wallon 120 80
gi-Cluster Education and Knowledge Creation, Information Technology and Analytical Instruments

Cultural Heritage, E-Publishing, Digital Content

Creative, cultural arts & entertainment:Amusement & recreation activities, Creative, cultural arts & entertainment:Creative, arts & entertainment activities

Creative Industries, Digital Industries
Greece Aττική (Attiki) 60 42
si-Cluster Aerospace Vehicles and Defence, Communications Equipment and Services

Electronic engineering, GIS Geographical Information Systems

Aeronautics & spaceSpace, Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)Telecommunications

Blue Growth Industries, Digital Industries
Greece Aττική (Attiki) 60 35