- May 30, 2022
- Posted by: EBAN Team
- Category: News
The CASSINI Matchmaking has been recently launched to offer new business opportunities for space-related markets in Europe. The initiative features tailored matchmaking events for EU companies to expand their professional networks and find new partners, customers, and investors. For investors, this represents a unique opportunity to grasp the best performing companies from the space sector and related industries.
The CASSINI Matchmaking initiative aims at enabling companies to liaise with corporate partners and find investors, driving the development of Europe’s space businesses.
CASSINI Matchmaking offers different tailored matchmaking opportunities to boost entrepreneurship, corporate innovation and investments in space-related businesses across the EU. Companies benefit from getting connected to key industry players and investors. Participating corporate and institutional organisations are presented with preselected startups, scaleups and SMEs that can help them innovate and achieve their development goals.
In particular, investors benefits from exchanging with fast-growing companies and their potential new customers, while obtaining a deal flow of investment-ready space companies. To make sure these matchmakings are valuable, both companies and investors themselves receive targeted preparation prior to their meetings.
Key element of the two-year initiative are 20 matchmaking events split in two editions and among live and digital meetings. To guarantee the greatest effect and get the best results, each batch is focused on specific topics, meaning companies and their corporate and investor matches will be connected through several industry fields, covering different business areas and addressing different value chains.
The first ten matchmaking events in 2022 will focus on four topics. ‘Infrastructure lifecycle support’ targets companies specialising in space services supporting infrastructure such as wind turbines, train tracks, buildings or pipelines. ‘Safety & Security from (and in) Space’ is looking for businesses involved in critical assets for safety and security operations like positioning and navigation or internet communication via satellite. CASSINI Matchmaking addresses topics affecting consumers’ day-to-day lives, such as using satellite data to monitor human health, developing education tools or innovative gaming applications in the topic ‘Space for human well-being, education, and entertainment’. Lastly, ‘Improving access to Space’ covers hardware and software solutions to support launch systems and facilitate the delivery of spacecraft in orbit.
In order to participate and engage with future-oriented companies, interested investors can always register to the Cassini Matchmaking website: https://www.cassini.eu/matchmaking/investors
Investors will be then invited to attend the Launch event in Paris in mid-June, at the VIVA Technology conference. As of late summer 2022, several ad-hoc live and digital meetings will allow participating investors to stay ahead of the latest space technology advancements and opportunities.