SME Fair

Become an exhibitor and present your ideas at the SME Fair

About the event

The European Space Week (EUSW), taking place in Helsinki from 3 to 5 December, is the leading event for the European space programmes in 2019. It brings together business, policy-makers, international experts and the space application user community. The event will present first-hand insights into the European Union’s Space Programmes Copernicus, Galileo and EGNOS and updates on the New Space Economy, as well as discussing how space solutions can contribute to a sustainable Europe and a sustainable future.

With a mix of keynotes, panel discussions, networking opportunities, business matchmaking sessions and exhibitions, it provides the perfect setup for a productive exchange of game-changing ideas, future trends and current challenges.

Why run a stand?

An annual event, the European Space Week is an excellent opportunity for users, businesses, researchers and policy-makers alike to come together collectively to inspire and stimulate interests in use of space technologies, space-based innovation, STEM sciences and education.

By showcasing your products and services during the SME fair, you could leverage the European Space Week to:

    • Reach out to high level decision maker in prospective investors, clients and users among 600+ participants
    • Engage with your space community, both downstream or upstream
    • Help raise the profile of your company and applications across the extended European Space Community
    • Become part of a selected group of space champions and pioneers and have the opportunity to gain visibility thanks to the European Commission communication efforts
    • Provide space community outreach and education

Awarding criteria:

Priority will be given to SMEs that have developed Galileo/EGNOS and/or Copernicus based applications.

The products and services of your stand shall be related to the themes of this year ESW. These include:

  1. Space-based solutions that can help strengthening the EU’s position as a global leader in climate action (e.g. solutions to improve transports/mobility efficiency, reduce pollution, congestions, etc.)
  2. New space economy for sustainable growth
  3. Sustainable space economy: Saving space for future generations (e.g. solutions to mitigate/reduce space debris)
  4. Space-based solutions for a sustainable Arctic (e.g. Arctic navigation, marine monitoring)

What kind of exhibitors are we looking for?

We are looking for SMEs and entrepreneurs using Galileo/EGNOS and/or Copernicus services to offer innovative products and services that make a difference and can lead to a more sustainable future. We aim to have a balanced portfolio of SMEs across all stages of development and with a variety of business models and target audience.

Practical Information and Conditions

The exhibition will take place during the SME Fair on December 3 (day 1) from 14:00 to 18:00. The set-up of the stand will be done during lunch time on the 3rd of December from 12:30 to 14:00. The SME Fair will take place is the room Siltasaari located on the ground floor of the Pasitorni Congress Center.

All prospective applicants are welcome to apply to showcase their products and services at the EUSW.
A total of 15 stands are available. A minimum of five stands will be allocated to Finland-based companies.
Each of the exhibitor will be provided with a small exhibition area equipped with a backdrop where their logo and a short project description will be printed, one high table and one chair.
All the stands will be provided free of charge to the selected applicants.
All the other costs associated with the participation to the event (e.g. accommodation and travel expenses) are not covered by the organizers and will be solely covered by participants.

Application Form

The application form can be found below, or can be opened in a new browser here