1) Defining the thematic areas that may poses greater potential for Space services application. The international market trends of the MELCA sectors will be examined individually to position, within each sector, targeted applications. Examples of potential applications are:
- In the Mobility sector: road monitoring for congestion avoidance in urban areas.
- In the Energy sector: monitoring of the renewable energy production.
- In the Logistics sector: management of containers in harbours.
- In the Creative Industries sector: location-based applications (mobile a-Galileo).
- In the Agriculture sector: precision farming.
2) Defining the targeted countries that may poses greater potential for Space and MELCA services and applications based on their commercial potential and already existing business connections of Space/MELCA clusters with international actors, in the targeted countries.
3) Identifying the actors (space technologies providers and MELCA end-users) that will be involved in the development of the diversification strategies.
4) Selecting a number of space actors, for each MELCA diversification sector, coupled with MELCA end-users for the implementation of the strategies.
5) Assessing the export potential, for the selected space actors, based on the long-term plans and internal capabilities to perform exports.
6) Finding the complementarities to allow complete offers (i.e. consolidated value chains). Indeed, to deliver a space service, some technical partnerships between space actors may be necessary before targeting any commercial agreements.
7) Building a roadmap for mid-term actions to be undertaken in the internationalisation plan. Existing international connections will be cultivated, acting as springboards for European space actors’ internationalisation.
8) Strengthening the action of the SPACE2ID ESCP with the creation of a partnership agreement that will give a legal frame to the follow-ups.
9) Reinforcing the positioning of space cross fertilization into the regional development scheme. Dissemination of the SPACE2ID results to regional stakeholders in order to influence the Smart Specialization Strategies.
10) Collaborating with other actions dealing with SMEs business deployment. Synergies will be sought with projects funded within the H2020 “INNOSUP-1-2015 Cluster facilitated projects for new value chains” call and the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).