Four French "Boosters" labelled in the space sector

Four "boosters" have been labelled by French Secretaries of State MM. Jean-Yves Le Drian and Emmanuel Macron, and Minister for Higher Education and Research M. Thierry Mandon. They aim at fostering projects accelerators in the field of space and digital technologies.

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Those organisations will be managed by the Competitiveness Clusters (Pôles de Compétitivité). Their goal is to create a fruitful environment for opening up and fostering exchanges between sectors, in order to harness spatial data and support innovative projects.

Selected boosters are:

  • Booster Morespace: located in Brittany - accelerate the use of satellite data and techniques in the maritime area;
  • Booster Nova: located around Toulouse, Bordeaux and Montpellier - support emerging services and startups in 6 areas: blue growth; energy; smart cities; agriculture; space and quality of life control; Southern economies;
  • Booster PACA: located in Provence-Alpes Côtes d’Azur - create applications on: security, ecotechnologies, geolocalisation and smart cities;
  • Booster Seine Espace: located between Paris and Normandy - create services on: cities and mobility; logistics; energy; climatology; environment; leisure activities; education; etc.

For further information, please click here (in French).

Published on 15/01/2016

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