To promote the SURE project, the European Space Agency will go on an information tour through seven of the new EU member states plus Romania and Bulgaria.
ESA’s scientific coordinators and business developers joined forces to promote the SURE initiative (International Space Station: a unique research infrastructure) ever since it was selected by the European Commission within the 6th Framework Programme. The assignment, worth two million Euro, was announced on 18 November 2005.
The SURE project’s special focus lies on giving priority funding to small and medium enterprises and scientists from the new EU member states plus Bulgaria and Romania to access the unique research environment of the International Space Station.
The campaign will take place at Prague, Sofia, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Warsaw, Ljubljana, Budapest and Bucharest, where workshops and information events will be held for small and medium enterprises and the scientific community in cooperation with the respective national space agencies or institutions.
In the series "On the road", we will report on each event on this website, keeping you updated about the SURE promotion through nine European capitals. The first destination is Prague on 31 January.
For additional information on the SURE project, please go to: www.spaceflight.esa.int/sure
SURE promotion campaign timetable
|Prague, Czech Republic||31/1||Successful SURE kick-off in Prague|
|Sofia, Bulgaria||1/2||ESA's debut visit to Bulgaria|
|Vilnius, Lithuania||6/2||Lithuania – Proficiency in space programmes|
|Riga, Latvia||7/2||Latvia – Top priority: Innovation|
|Tallinn, Estonia||8/2||Estonia: Long tradition in astrophysics research|
|Warsaw, Poland||9/2||SURE at Polish technologies seminar in Warsaw|
|Ljubljana, Slovenia||10/2||SURE at the National Institute of Chemistry in Slovenia|
|Budapest, Hungary||14/2||Focus on innovations|
|Bucharest, Romania||16/2||Romanian cosmonaut's 25th space anniversary|