We are very happy to announce that RespectUs has been admitted to the Cassini Matchmaking initiative. We will participate in the official launch event on 17 June 2022 at the Viva Technology fair in Paris.
The launch event is a full day of interesting speeches, including an hour "meet and greet" with EU Commissioner Breton, and networking with the top selected space start-us, corporates and investors from the first batch of the programme.
The CASSINI Matchmaking offers step-by-step support to startup, scaleup companies and SMEs in the preparation of matchmaking with investors and corporates, to improve their ability to attract venture capital funding and form industrial partnerships. With this initiative, companies will raise their rate of growth, corporates and institutional partners will find solutions to their needs and investors will obtain a deal-flow of investment-ready companies. Link: https://www.cassini.eu/matchmaking
The themes for 2022 are:
Infrastructure lifecycle support: space services in support of infrastructures, helping to predict technical failures and maintenance needs, optimize utilization, monitor weather conditions and detect ground motion, for e.g. wind turbines, roads, buildings, train tracks, pipelines, etc.
Defending & Securing from (and in) space: already today space services are critical assets for defence and security operations, and will become ever more integrated, e.g. positioning and navigation, permanent earth observation, space situational awareness, and internet communication via satellite.
Space for human well-being, education, and entertainment: consumers' day-to-day lives can benefit even more from space services, e.g. by using satellite data for smart devices to monitor human health & well-being, by developing space tech-based education tools, or by using data from space for gaming applications.
Improving access to space: innovative hardware and software solutions for the optimization and evolution of launch systems (both for launcher and ground infrastructure) are essential to facilitate the in-orbit delivery of space assets and bring to Earth the benefits generated by satellites systems.
Stay tuned for news about RespectUs participation to Cassini.