SineQuaNet Workshop, 28 March 2007

The 4th SineQuaNet Workshop was held at the European Centre for Earth Observation ESRIN in Frascati, Italy, 28 March 2007.

Workshop Agenda

Chairman: Eric Morel de Westgaver, ESA

10.00-10.20 Welcome and introduction
E. Morel, head of ESA’s Procurement Department
10.20-11.00 Findings from an industry survey: “SME support requirements and availability of experts and enabling facilities”
N. Bougharouat, head of ESA’s SME Unit
11.00-11.40 Examples of support being delivered via SineQuaNet:
11.40-12.15 SineQuaNet support priorities: ensuring a unique added value
S. Smid, ASSYSTEM/INBIS, Luxembourg
12.15-12.45 Debate and discussion: Perspectives on SMEs’ needs and support priorities
Chaired by E. Morel, head of ESA’s Procurement Department
13.45-14.15 SineQuanet: a new model for cooperation in space: the Italian SMEs’ vision
G. Sylos Labini, President, Associazione Italiana PMI Aerospaziali, AIPAS
14.15-14.40 European Cooperation for Space Standardisation (ECSS)
F. Felici, ESA representative in ECSS Technical Authority
14.40-15.00 The tendering process and ESA EMITS system
P. Reynaud, ESA Procurement Department
15.15-16.15 Presentations on business opportunities for SMEs:
16.15-16.30 Summary, and Close of Meeting

Last update: 13 April 2007

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