The Centre Goes to Space

The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation selected and brought six promising EU companies to Aeromart Nagoya 2021.

The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation (the “Centre”) participated both virtually and physically in Aeromart Nagoya 2021 on 12-14 October 2021. The event, held in hybrid format, saw the Centre’s team involved in Nagoya which resulted in virtually overseeing online and offline booths. Aeromart Nagoya is Japan's leading aerospace B2B event covering a wide range of topics such as supply chain continuity and the newest technologies and trends for industrial competitiveness. The Centre, after publishing a Request for Proposals, selected, and partially subsidized six EU SMEs, active in the space sector, that wanted to build business partnerships in Japan and participate in the event. Each company had a virtual booth at the event, and it has also been represented and assisted by the Centre, before and after the event.

Here is a list of six companies participating in the program:

  • Arca Dynamics, that provides maritime and space traffic management services through nanosatellite infrastructure and A.I., in the process of launching their in-house developed nanosatellite.
  • Loctio, a Cloud/Edge-based GNSS position service provider for IoT devices with applications in asset tracking solutions and services.
  • Magics Instruments, that develops chips for reliable and autonomous electronics hardware for space exploration with a proven track record in the Japanese nuclear industry.
  • Peak Technology, designing and developing composite overwrapped pressure vessels which are in the high-end Japanese automotive industry.
  • Satsearch, that provides an online marketplace service for sourcing of ground, launch, and space systems.
  • SKUDO, that develops custom encryption solutions for space communications and UAVs providing an opportunity to fill a gap in the market.

Nagoya Virtual Booth

The Centre participated in this initiative through the contribution of the Enterprise Europe Network (“EEN”), Space.Japan and teams.

The EEN is a global initiative of the EU Commission aiming at assisting business at innovating and growing internationally. Space.Japan is a project created by the Centre with the aim to support cooperation in space-related industries both upstream and downstream, as well as in space applications and utilisations industries, with a focus on certain sectors such as space communications, earth observation and Global Navigation Satellite systems (“GNSS”).
Space.Japan runs in complement with the GNSS.Asia project, started in January 2012, whose objective is to develop and implement GNSS industrial cooperation activities between the European Union and China, India, Japan, Republic of Korea and Taiwan focusing on the downstream sector.