Portugal promotes call for internationalization of European SMEs in Cabo Verde

The Portuguese Space Agency is opening, together with the AIR Centre, the last of four calls to promote the internationalization of European SMEs developing Copernicus-based products. After South Africa, Brazil and Ghana, 10 SMEs will be selected to participate in a in-person event in Praia, Cabo Verde.

After the success of the previous three calls, to which companies from eleven European countries submitted proposals, the Portuguese Space Agency together with the AIR Centre is opening the fourth out of four calls to promote the internationalization of European Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) developing Copernicus-based products.

This fourth call targets European SMEs that use Copernicus and are looking to expand their business to Cabo Verde. A total of 10 SMEs will be selected to attend a presential event in Praia that will take place on 18-19th of July 2023.

Participation in this initiative will provide unique networking possibilities to European SMEs, allowing them to gain visibility and expand their business and networking to a thriving African country whilst fostering the uptake of Copernicus data by Cabo Verdean entities.

Supporting the internationalization of European companies, the Portuguese Space Agency and AIR Centre are also contributing so that Africa and South America can take advantage of the countless possibilities offered by Copernicus. Furthermore, satellite images and products generated by the program enable value-added services that positively impact several sectors, like agriculture, forestry, resource optimization, and infrastructure management.

In the first three calls, which provided promotion and internationalization opportunities in South Africa, Brazil and Ghana, 30 companies were selected by the jury, composed of the Portuguese Space Agency, AIR Centre, EUSPA (European Union Agency for the Space Programme) and local organizing partners.

Don’t miss this opportunity. Read the Guide for Participants for more information.

The deadline to participate in this Call for the Internationalization of SMEs in Cabo Verde is April 28 at 23h59 GMT. Apply here.

Portugal Space
11 of April, 2023