Internationalisation & Diversification of European Earth Observation
ESCP-4i Status:
Preparation Phase – Strand1
Start of Partnership:

Partnership composition


European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC)


Agricultural Inputs and Services, Environmental Services Precision agriculture, Energy management Space Blue Growth Industries, Digital Industries
Country: Belgium
Regions: Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Total no. of members: 90
Total no. of SME: 80


Pole Mer Bretagne Atlantique


Environmental Services, Fishing and Fishing Products Marine Science, Wind energy Blue renewable energy Blue Growth Industries, Environmental Industries
Country: France
Regions: Bretagne
Total no. of members: 325
Total no. of SME: 194


Cluster Lucano di Bioeconomia (Agenzia Lucana di Sviluppo e di Innovazione in Agricoltura)


Agricultural Inputs and Services, Food Processing and Manufacturing Horticulture, Precision agriculture Industrial biotechnology Bio-pharmaceuticals
Country: Italy
Regions: Basilicata
Total no. of members: 59
Total no. of SME: 48

Partnership duration

15 months

Number of partners


Number of SMEs involved


Targeted third countries

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Chile
  • Egypt
  • Japan
  • South Africa

Partnership Objectives

  • 1. Analyse international market and policy aspects in order to define sectors with the highest export potential
  • 2. Develop a joint cross-cluster and cross-sectorial internationalisation strategy in order to internationally promote the European EO sector in the selected sectors
  • 3. Propose an implementation roadmap facilitating the internationalisation of the European SMEs
  • 4. Maximise the impact of the activities through well-defined communication, dissemination, stakeholder engagement and exploitation strategies

Sectoral and Industrial Focus

Sectoral Industries:
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology Fields:
PROTECTING MAN AND ENVIRONMENT› Environment› Remote sensing technology
S3 EU priority areas:
Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)› Information service activities
Emerging industries:
Digital Industries
Agriculture (precision agriculture), Maritime

Partnership planned activities

Partnership planned events:

Target Group Cluster Organisations | Open to SMEs
Type Matchmaking Event
Estimated Date 26 April 2018
Country Italy
City Matera
Target Group Cluster Organisations | Open to SMEs
Type Matchmaking Event
Estimated Date 16 October 2018
Country France
City Brest
Target Group Cluster Organisations | Open to SMEs
Estimated Date To Be Determined
Country Belgium
City Brussels


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EARSC (IDEEO project coordinator)
Rue de la Loi 26, 7ème étage
Brussels 1000

Rory Donnelly
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