Space has never been more accessible. Decreasing costs and the miniaturization of technology have opened the final frontier to new applications and markets. Newcomers are capitalizing on this moment to enter the space industry, develop applications and fundamentally change the game. To find more resources, browse our downloadable guides.
Romain ErnyAerospace & Mobility
Accessing capital and recruiting top talents are key challenges for companies establishing their activities abroad. The Paris Region is one of the few European ecosystems to gather the keys to success necessary to build the solid foundation a space startup needs.
Paris Region is the First Aerospace Region in France
For many, Paris Region is a clear winner, not only because it’s Europe's top region in terms of GDP, but also because it is home to:
A unique deep tech & AI ecosystem, in addition to a strong space industry.
Major European and French space agencies have an office in Paris, alongside large space groups such as Airbus Space or Ariane Group, who also run their operations in Paris Region.
Paris Region also boasts a booming space startup scene with companies such as ThrustMe, Exotrail, Kayrros, Geoflex, Descarstes Underwriting,…
A talented workforce with top universities and engineering schools. Prestigious universities and schools in the Paris Region are promoting space careers for brilliant students. Among them are CentraleSupelec and Ecole Polytechnique.
Strong public support available for long-term partnerships as the space industry remains among the top priorities for the Paris Region government.
To help international companies with their expansion plans and especially their technological, recruitment and financial needs, Paris Region created a dedicated team: Space Paris Region.
Learn more about it at www.spaceparisregion.com
Space Industry Events
Paris Space Week, Paris, March - A tradeshow and conference dedicated to the space industry and services where the European key players meet. Join for 2 days of business meetings, exhibitions, conferences and challenges. Learn More.
Paris Air Show, Paris, June 19-25, 2023 – The show welcomed more than 310,000 visitors and 2,500 exhibitors visiting from 49 countries in 2019. The 55th edition of the Show will take place at the Le Bourget Parc des Expositions, and will once again bring together the key players of the industry around the latest technological innovations. Learn More.
World Satellite Business Week, Paris & Online - September 12-16, 2022 - The World Satellite Business Week is the annual rendez-vous for every leader from the global satellite connectivity and information business. An executive-oriented event, the World Satellite Business Week is the place where business leaders can gain market insights, network, conduct business and conclude major deals.
The next edition will take place both in-person in Paris and online for an unmissable augmented experience. Learn More.
In the News
Paris Region’s New Space Economy: Are You Ready for Lift-Off?
Established in Paris Region since 2013, Starburst founded the first and only Global Aerospace Accelerator before gaining ground internationally. Now with 8 offices worldwide and a portfolio of 10,000 participating startups, Starburst is shaping the future of aerospace. Starburst representatives sat down with us to tell us about their flagship accelerator program “BLAST”, give us insights on the region’s space ecosystem and explain why Paris Region has all the assets for a space company’s successful lift-off.
Paris Region: Your Space Business Launchpad
Space has never been more accessible in the Paris Region, the region where: Tech meets Space, where business opportunities in the space industry abound and where innovation is spurred by incredible talents. Here is what Neha Satak, CEO of Astrome, has to say about scaling up in the Paris Region.