We are really honoured and proud be the 1st project in "development" category (project above 1.5M€) selected by BPI (the French Public Investment Bank) for a call for projects focused on developing space applications: the PIAVE!
This PIAVE was launched under the recommendation of the COSPACE to accelerate the French new space ecosystem. The COSPACE gathers key French organizations public (Ministry of Economy, Research, Defense, the CNES) and private (Airbus DS, Thales Alenia Space…) related to the space economy.
We are pretty excited about this news which comes after we got a label from the Aerospace Valley & Avenia earlier in September. This €1M financial support will allow us to keep our strong momentum moving forward towards launching our commercial service.
The evaluation we received highlighted two key strengths in our approach: - partnering with a strong base of research institutes including ONERA, CNES and CNRS - having a strong focus on early interaction with customers and fast commercialization.
This is a small step for the European new space ecosystem but a giant leap for Earthcube!