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Online 25 November, 10 AM (CET)

New Space Economy Enabling Smart and Sustainable Europe

Online event on 25 November 2021 at 10–11.45 CET, 11–12.45 EET

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Ms. Hanna Hyttinen, Senior Advisor
ICT and Digitalization, Business Finland, Invest in Finland
hanna.hyttinen (at)
Mobile +358 50 325 0610


Ms. Henriikka Yliheljo, Commercial Counsellor
Embassy of Finland
henriikka.yliheljo (at)
Mobile +33 7 63 33 17 57, Embassy of Finland

The Embassy of Finland in Paris and Business Finland organized a virtual event to bring together French and Finnish companies in the New Space Sector.

This event brought together French and Finnish perspective on how the New Space Economy will be helping in solving global challenges and shaping Europe's digital future.

We emphasized the following questions: How to create value for the space sector by cross-border collaboration? What is the role of the European space industry in supporting the overall green digital transformation? The event also opened the floor to some interesting companies who covered some of the current industry hot topics such as Earth Observation, AI, digital twins and connectivity.


Welcome words
Mr. Teemu Tanner, Ambassador of Finland to France

Introduction to Finnish New Space Economy
Ms. Hanna Hyttinen, Senior Advisor, Invest in Finland, Business Finland

Special Address by CNES
Mr. Francois Alter, Advisor to the Chairman and CEO, CNES

Keynote presentation from Thales Alenia Space
Mr. Frederic Vallois, Sales director ground segment and services, Thales Alenia Space

Presentation by Mercator Ocean
Mr. Alain Arnaud, Space Business consultant, Mercator Ocean

5G/6G SatCom development supporting smart and sustainable Europe
Mr. Marko Höyhtyä, New Space Co-Creation Manager, VTT Technical Research Center of Finland

Remote Sensing solutions for Society
Mr. Tero Vauraste, Regional Director Europe, ICEYE

Digital Twin development
Mr. Damien De Maya, Sales & Partner Manages, Digital Solutions, Sitowise

Future of maritime logistics is here
Mr. Karno Tenovuo, CEO,

ESA and EU Collaboration supported by Business Finland
Mr. Kimmo Kanto, Head of Finnish Delegation to European Space Agency, Business Finland

Invest in Finland brief greeting: How we can support
Ms. Heli Pasanen-Zentz, Senior Advisor, Invest in Finland

Closing words by the Embassy of Finland
Ms. Henriikka Yliheljo, Commercial Counsellor, Embassy of Finland