Monday, 28 November 2022

Greek companies participate at Space Tech Expo 2022


Greek companies participate at Space Tech Expo 2022

Athens, 28 November 2022 | More than ten cutting edge Greek companies led Greece’s national delegation to the recent space technology exhibition Space Tech Expo 2022 in Germany, marking the latest milestone in Greece’s growing international presence in space technology.

The presence of the Greek companies at the exhibition follows the recent announcement of a €200.3 million Greek micro-satellite program − the first project in Greece with support from the European Space Agency (ESA) – as well as this summer’s annual general meeting of the international Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) that was hosted in Athens.

A total of 500 companies and more than 5,000 visitors were present at Space Tech Expo 2022 in Bremen from 15 to 17 November 2022, and the Expo hosted over 15,000 business meetings. The participating Greek companies had their stands in the national pavilion, organized by Enterprise Greece in collaboration with the Hellenic Association of Space Industry (HASI), under the slogan: Space Technology Made in Greece.

Enterprise Greece and HASI are committed to showcasing Greek technology and innovation to the global market as a brand name that guarantees quality, safety, speed, respect for the environment. The national pavilion served as a focal point for visitors and numerous business meetings, which are expected to lead to the conclusion of new contracts for the participating Greek companies.

The Executive Director and Member of the BoD of Enterprise Greece, Betty Alexandropoulou, said: "The national participation in Space Tech Expo is part of the strategic plan of Enterprise Greece to connect Greek companies to international markets. In this framework, in July, we supported the Greek participation in the 44th General Assembly of COSPAR 2022, hosted in Athens. Enterprise Greece will continue to work with the Greek space industry to attract investments and further promote this growth sector and its innovative and high-quality products internationally.”

The President of HASI, Dr. Thanasis Potsis, said: “HASI organized the national participation in the Space Tech Expo, in which more than 10 Greek companies participated, presenting their products and services. The technological maturity of the Greek space industry was also evident in Greek software and hardware solutions being displayed at the stands of large companies and institutes, such as the German space center (DLR). Enterprise Greece, in collaboration with HASI and the Ministry of Digital Governance, is implementing a plan for the strategic promotion of Greek innovation and technology in the space sector at the international level, aimed at developing partnerships and contributing to the Greek economy. The recent announcement of the micro-satellite program by the Ministry of Digital Governance has dramatically increased the interest of foreign companies in forming partnerships with Greek companies for the development of integrated solutions in secure communications."