10 Greek startups in the European space ecosystem

The European Space Agency Incubator in Greece (ESA BIC Greece) recently completed its second year of operation, and during its Advisory Committee meeting on March 16th, 2023, in Athens, the incubator announced its achievements in developing the Greek space ecosystem and its contribution to the country’s economy. In two years, the incubator has generated interest in over 10,000 people, received 32 completed applications, and integrated 10 startups into the European space ecosystem, five of which were already expanding their activities in space, and five were start-ups. The incubator has also managed to employ over 40 skilled staff, increase funding by €3.5m, turnover by 250%, and jobs by 24%. However, the participation of women remains a problematic issue, at only 10%, and specific actions will be taken to address this in the coming years.

Caius presented its journey so far with its innovative products in digitizing rural areas, but also its future goals for strengthening the economy of local communities and protecting the environment, eliciting comments from Niels Eldering and other attendees for the continuation of its activities with AI.

The event was attended by prominent personalities of the Ministry of Development and Digital Governance, the Region of Attica, the Association of Greek Space Industries, the Association of Information & Communication Technology Enterprises of Greece, representatives of universities and research centers, investment funds, ESA BIC Greece startups, and the entire Corallia support team of the Athena Research Centre.

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Henri Poincaré

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