KOUROU, French Guiana (CNES PR) — On Wednesday June 22, 2022, Jean-Marc Astorg, Director of Technique at CNES, and Alain Godard, Managing Director of the European Funding Fund (EIF) signed a partnership settlement on the Guiana House Middle to assist SMEs and corporations intermediate sizes within the area sector. This within the presence of Kris Peeters, Vice-President of the European Funding Financial institution (EIB), liable for the area and protection sector for the establishment, and Marie-Anne Clair Director of the Guiana House Middle.
At first of the yr, the EIF and the ESA formalized an identical settlement. The settlement comes 5 months after the launch by Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for the Inside Market, of the CASSINI system supported by the European Union and whose implementation has been entrusted to the EIF. The CASSINI initiative, which goals to mobilize a couple of billion euros, is meant to assist the event and progress of start-ups within the area sector with a view to stimulate personal funding on this rising financial sector.
This long-term partnership between CNES and the FEI falls inside the context of the CNES Aims and Efficiency Contract (2022-2025) underneath which CNES is liable for strengthening the competitiveness of the French area sector, by supporting the diversification of gamers within the ecosystem, by specializing in the event of disruptive applied sciences but additionally by implementing new fashions of partnership and co-investment with business. It accompanies the transition from an infrastructure economic system to a knowledge economic system, by bringing out new makes use of and companies.
This cooperation establishes a need for coordination between the events round 4 primary axes:
- Potential to construct actions in assist of investments in actions associated to the area sector;
- Data sharing;
- Recommendation and coordination on capability constructing;
- Entry to finance and promotion of markets.
The EIF and the EIB, main gamers within the financing of initiatives within the EU and in France, want to strengthen their presence within the European area sector with a financing ambition of roughly 1 billion euros per yr for these markets.
On the sidelines of this signature, the EIF and EIB delegation was capable of take full measure of the dedication of CNES and its companions (Arianespace, ESA, French Guiana Area) for the modernization of French Guiana area as a part of the efforts to decarbonization and the arrival of the brand new Ariane 6 launcher. She additionally met financial and institutional gamers within the French Guiana area.