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Next Generation EU Instrument

Covid-19: The Next Generation EU instrument will enable the EU to overcome the pandemic and to deliver a systemic change in Europe. The need for Europe to lead the green and digital transitions and make its societies and economies more resilient has never been more urgent. Now, the vision of building a fairer, healthier, greener and more digital society has been mapped out.

The proposed Commission Work Programme 2021 has six headline ambitions:

  1. Within the European Green Deal, the focus will be on reducing emissions by at least 55% by 2030, as compared to 1990 levels. This will be brought together in a Fit for 55 package, which will cover everything from renewables to energy efficiency, buildings, as well as land use, energy taxation, effort sharing and emissions trading. The European Green Deal reflects the systemic nature of the green transition and its importance as a growth strategy: carbon border adjustment mechanism, smart and sustainable transport, circular economy actions plan, EU biodiversity strategy for 2030 and farm to fork strategy.
  2. A Europe fit for the digital age proposes a roadmap with clearly defined goals for 2030, such as connectivity, skills and digital public services. The approach follows clear principles: the right to privacy and connectivity, freedom of speech, free flow of data and cybersecurity.
  3. Efforts within the economy that works for the people will ensure that health and economic crisis does not develop into a socal crisis. This will guide ECs action throughout the implementation of the SURE programme that will help workers keep their income and ensure businesses retain staff. Proposed actions within this headline ambition are: the European Pillar of Social Rights, European child guarantee, EU strategic framework on health and safety at work, an action plan for the social economy, Economic and Monetary Union, sustainable corporate governance and EU green bond standard.
  4. A stronger Europe in the world aims at advancing EU strategic interests and objectives abroad and defending the rules and values-based international order in an increasingly polarised world. The Commission will work to enhance the Union’s global role as an anchor of responsibility, stability, cooperation and solidarity.
  5. Promoting our European way of life means to reinforce the EU’s framework for detecting and responding to serious cross-border health threats. The Commission proposes to “establish an agency for biomedical advanced research and development, a new pharmaceutical strategy that will look at the security of Europe’s supply chain and ensure citizens can rely on safe, affordable and high quality medicines. Moreover, the European health data space will be launched by the end of 2021 to harness data for better healthcare, better research and better policy making to the benefit of patients”. Further initiatives: new strategy for the future of Schengen, new pact on migration and asylum, strengthening the Security Union, strategy on combating antisemitism, initiative on individual learning accounts, European approach to micro-credentials.
  6. Through a new push for European democracy, the Commission will continue to build a Union of Equality and uphold Europe’s commitment to the protection of EU values as well as inclusion and equality in all of its senses, irrespective of sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation by proposing: EU disability rights strategy, EU strategy on the rights of the child, an action plan to combat gender-based violence, the European Democracy action plan to improve the resilience of our democracies, an action plan to address the threats of external interference in European elections and counter disinformation, to enforce clearer rules on the financing of the European political parties, as well as to support free and independent media.

With these opportunities in mind, contact AXSYSNAV, a company specialised in space applications and member of the EIC network for further information on how we obtain funding for your projects that address these issues. We a have a current success rate close to 60% for obtaining an EU grant.

European Space Week in Marseille

European Space Week

Vieux Port, Marseille. Site of the European Space Week.

We are at the European Space Week, being held in Marseille from 3-6 December. Over 1000 delegates learning about the latest developments and business opportunities in GNSS and Copernicus.

Simon Chambers, MD of Axsysnav, is mentoring winners selected by the Copernicus Accelerator, for the third year running: “a great enabler to get your idea to market, this year there are many projects in the area of climate change, resource management, air quality monitoring and forest management”. The companies being mentored will benefit from one year’s coaching by dedicated European professionals.

The European Commission has estimated that between 2017 and 2035, Copernicus will generate at least €67 billion in benefits for European society. In economic terms, the sector has experienced an AGR of 17% on average between 2014 and 2017.

Contact us today for more details about how you can get involved in the Earth Observation industry!

 

Copernicus mentoring for the European Commission

The European Commission, in the frame of the H2020 programme, has re-appointed Simon Chambers, for the fourth consecutive year as a business mentor to help create innovation in the Earth Observation sector (safety, environment, transport and climate).

Private companies, equipped with an EO application idea, will benefit from business process mentoring in order to get their service to market as soon as possible.

SME from all over Europe are eligible for this support in order to foster innovation and create new opportunities in this exciting market. Have a look www.copernicus.eu

Simon Chambers is also a certified coaching for another EC programme, the H2020 SME Instrument and has performed over 20 assignments for private companies in Europe.

First SME Instrument Phase 2 in the region

Axsysnav is pleased to announce that the European Commission has accepted a proposal written for a client, to obtain Phase 2 funding in the frame of a H2020 SME Instrument.

The proposal was retained by the EC in the face of fierce competition – in fact it is the first Phase 2 project ever obtained in the region.

The project is based in the healthcare and space sectors and will provide societal and economic impact in Europe, starting 2017.

Contact Axsysnav if you are interested in being a candidate for the SME Instrument of H2020.

EU Innovation Performance

News from the EU: Sweden has confirmed its innovation leadership. It is followed by Denmark, Finland, and Germany as European Innovation Leaders. Compared to 2014, innovation performance has increased in 15 EU countries, while it declined in 13 others. Axsysnav is helping southern European states redress the north-south divide in the frame of H2020.

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H2020 SME Instrument: business coaching

Axsysnav has been providing business coaching and mentoring services in the frame of the H2020 programme entitled “SME Instrument”. The coaching is free-of-charge for successful applicants of the SME Instrument Phase 1 or Phase 2. The services are performed in both French and English languages and include:

o strategic planning;

o leadership and organisational development;

o new product development, market development and internationalisation strategy;

o innovation management;

o IPR and IA;

o financial management and investor readiness;

o business improvement (processes and operational capability);

If your company wishes to benefit from these services, get in touch!

1er Institut des Applications Spatiales

La Région Midi-Pyrénées et son Agence Régionale de Développement, Midi-Pyrénées expansion (MPe) ont lancé pendant le Toulouse space show, le premier institut français dédié aux applications spatiales.

L’objectif d’Inspace(1), soutenu par les industriels régionaux : faire de Midi-Pyrénées, premier bassin d’emplois européen dans le secteur du spatial, la première région européenne dans le domaine des applications.

Les applications retenues seront testées pendant 6 mois et seront commercialisées si leurs résultats sont concluants à la Communauté de Communes de Decazeville (Aveyron) pour le déploiement d’applications sur les thématiques des mouvements de terrain, des risques de crues, du ramassage des ordures ménagères, de l’e-santé, sur le Piémont pyrénéen et ses stations de ski pour des applications dans les domaines de la sécurité en montagne (télé radiologie), l’e-tourisme, le pastoralisme, les ressources naturelles (bois).

Des besoins pour Toulouse Métropole et la communauté d’agglomération du sicoval sont en cours d’étude (mobilité et transport principalement) et un territoire maritime reste à définir.

(1) InSpace compte parmi ses membres fondateurs :
Airbus Defence & Space, Thales Alenia Space, le Cnes, Telespazio, CLS, le Groupement Cecile, le pôle de compétitivité mondial Aerospace Valley, MPE et le Club Galaxie.