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All events took place at Circulo De Bellas Artes De Madrid (Alcalá, 42, 28014 Madrid, Spain)

25 October

14:00: Opening Roundtable
"Galileo and Copernicus - EU space programmes unite forces to tackle global challenges"

At the dawn of Galileo's Initial Services and Copernicus being already operational, the two flagship space programmes of the European Union are providing huge potential for technology-orientated startups and entrepreneurs who are active in the downstream space business. The joint effort to address some of today's most urgent challenges and provide socio-economic benefits to the citizens of the EU is gaining great significance as the awareness of space-based solutions is becoming increasingly important and wide-spread on a global scale.

Prominent panellists from the realms of politics, research and industry will discuss how best use of synergies between the EU space programmes can be achieved, to jointly foster innovation and entrepreneurship in the commercial use of space applications and successfully implement the new space strategy.

19:00: Festive Awards Ceremony and networking reception
We congratulate all awarded winners of this year's European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) and Copernicus Masters on their success!


26 October

Satellite Masters Conference
Further details on the programme, including the keynote speakers, will be added soon.

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27 October

H2020 Space Info day
Horizon 2020 is the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for the years 2014-2020. The European Commission has allocated a budget of EUR 1.42 billion to support space activities, including GNSS and Earth Observation applications, over this 7-year period. The event provided first-hand information content from European representatives on the 2017 calls and deepen the topics addressed.