A showcase of THE STRENGHTS, EXPERTISE AND CAPABILITIES OF THE HIGHLY INNOVATIVE PORTUGUESE ACADEMIC, RESEARCH AND INDUSTRIAL SPACE PLAYERS, WHO ARE COMMITED TO ACHIEVE EXCELLENCE, AND PLAN TOGETHER FUTURE COMMON ACTIVITIES.
What was it about?
The AeroSpace sector is a fast developing strategic area in Portugal and is showing increasing competitiveness.
Over the last decade, the Portuguese aerospace sector has achieved impressive results in the global market and has significantly increased its participation in the European R&D Space and Aeronautic programmes.
Portugal Space Day brought together national stakeholders, the European Commission, the European Space Agency and partners from 19 european countries.
Portuguese Space Players
Participants had the opportunity to meet with 24 Portuguese key space players and become acquainted with their strengths, expertise and capabilities within the space sector.
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THE EUROPEAN SPACE: STATE OF THE ART AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES
European and National space Stakeholders presented the state of the art, skills, strengths and future priorities. The presentations highlighted the opportunities created by the H2020 SPACE, GALILEO, COPERNICUS and ESA programmes on behalf of the space community.
THE STRENGTHS OF THE SPACE SECTOR IN PORTUGAL
Portuguese stakeholders presented their perspectives and highlighted the capacities of the Portuguese space sector. The national initiatives for fostering the uptake and exploitation of the space flagship programmes (COPERNICUS and GALILEO) were also presented. Industry has raised the importance of the space activities in boosting the economy and in generating important spill-over effects. The recent achievements of Portugal in space were also presented, highlighting the added-value contributions to the European Space arena.
Participants had the opportunity to meet the Portuguese space key players during the technical sessions, sharing their capacities and project ideas for the development of Space Technologies, Space Materials, Space Science and COPERNICUS/GALILEO applications.
Collaboration opportunities were discussed during a final Speed Networking slot, organised by Enterprise Europe Network.
TECHNICAL SESSION: COPERNICUS AND GALIlEO APPLICATIONS
The session started with a presentation by DG GROW-J3 explaining the application’s framework and providing examples of innovative GALILEO/EGNOS applications. This was followed by presentations by 9 Portuguese entities covering their track records within the areas of Earth Observation and GNSS applications.
TECHNICAL SESSION: SPACE MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES
The session showcased the track record of 3 Portuguese entities working on new metallic and CFRP materials and developing space structures.
TECHNICAL SESSION: SPACE SCIENCE AND SPACE TECHNOLOGIES
The session consisted on 13 presentations by Portuguese entities working on the scientific exploitation of space data, Space Weather, Critical Space Technologies for non-dependence, maturation of space telecommunications, space components and hardware development and software development for ground and space segments.