Boosting Space Business – the Aurora Region Space Economy Ecosystem (AuroraSpace)

Education drives cross-border space business and ecosystem growth

Boosting Space Business - the Aurora Region Space Economy Ecosystem (AuroraSpace)

Education drives cross-border space business and ecosystem growth

Boosting Space Business – the Aurora Region Space Economy Ecosystem (AuroraSpace)

Photo: European Space Agency

The Interreg Aurora funded project Boosting Space Business – the Aurora Region Space Economy Ecosystem (AuroraSpace) main objective is to boost space business and therefore enhance the space innovation ecosystem. The goal is that in the end of the project, an evolved space innovation ecosystem will exist that supports smart specialization in space and maximizes the probability for growth with new businesses created. The project consortium of university and research institutes focuses on the enhancing of the space innovation ecosystem in the Interreg Aurora programme area for new business creation. There is a need for supporting space education components both at the higher education level for SME/start-up development but also at the societal level so a broadern understanding of the importance can be accomplished.

Boosting Space Business – the Aurora Region Space Economy Ecosystem (AuroraSpace) logo

The project has been appointed as an Operation of Strategic Importance by the Interreg Aurora Programme. This means a project which provides a significant contribution to the achievement of the objectives of the Interreg Aurora Programme.

Lead Partner EU
Vaasan yliopisto

Lead Partner Norway
Universitet i Tromsø – Norges arktiske universitet

Project Partners
Umeå universitet
Luleå tekniska universitet
Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Svenska handelshögskolan
Aalto-korkeakoulusäätiö
Oulun yliopisto
VAMK Vaasan ammattikorkeakoulu
Ilmatieteen laitos
NTNU Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
Nord universitet

TYPE OF PROJECT
Regular project

SUB-AREA
Aurora

PRIORITY
Smart and sustainable growth

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE
Competitiveness of SME:s

PROJECT DURATION
2023-10-01 – 2026-09-30

TOTAL PROJECT BUDGET
1 795 270 Euro

EU-FUNDING, INTERREG AURORA
712 426 Euro

NORWEGIAN IR-FUNDING
349 575 Euro

STATUS
Ongoing

Social, ecological and economic sustainable development is an overarching goal in the Interreg Aurora Programme. All projects funded by Interreg Aurora contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The Boosting Space Business – the Aurora Region Space Economy Ecosystem (AuroraSpace) project contributes primarly to the following UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Project News

Steering Committee meetings in Vaasa
News

New Interreg Aurora projects approved

The two Steering Committees, for sub-area Aurora and sub-area Sápmi, have met 14-15 June in Vaasa to decide on new cross-border cooperation projects in the