This year the Toulouse Space show hosted the ESA Investment Forum. This exciting event facilitated roundtable discussions, demonstrations and was a sharing platform of extensive information, trends and knowledge. ESA IF participants had the benefit that they where able to join the TSS free of charge. More information can be found here on the Space Show website.
CRITERIA FOR PRESENTING COMPANIES
SMEs that have been selected for this event are businesses that build a significant portion of their growth and competitive advantage on the utilization of a broad spectrum of technologies originating from space and their application in diverse industrial sectors.
Criteria: • An independent company with operational headquarters in the EEA. • Active in space-related technologies. • Seeking growth funding in the next 24 months. Selected companies also had the opportunity to attend the venture academy, which was held the day before on the 1st of July. Here business presentations and company communication have been polished. Read more about the Venture Academy. Also, check out the Selection Criteria for more detailed information on how they got selected.
SUCCESS STORIES The ESA Investment Forum is one of the qualifier events for The European Venture Contest. This means that the top 25% of the presenters of the ESA Investment Forum gain direct entrance to The European Venture Summit taking place in December. We are happy to announce that one of last year presenters of the ESA Investment Forum 2013 held in Munich won the Best Presentation Awards at The European Venture Summit 2013: