On April 12, 2018, representatives of the Canadian space industry and officials from the CSA met with a delegation from the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Germany, at CSA headquarters in St-Hubert, Quebec.
Over 40 Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises had the opportunity to showcase their expertise in space-related applications to the German delegates and identify potential future commercial partnerships.
The Bremen delegation, led by Senator Martin Günthner, Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Ports, included representatives of major German space companies, such as Airbus Defence and Space, OHB and DSI Aerospace Technology GmbH. Officials from the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the AviaSpace Bremen industry association, Bremeninvest, TZI Institute, the Canada Meets Germany Network, and the Canadian Embassy in Berlin also participated in the discussions.
As part of their commercial mission to Canada, the Bremen delegation will be attending Aero Montreal’s Aerospace Innovation Forum , taking place on and .
“Space touches all aspects of our lives, from connecting us to the Internet to farmers using satellite maps to grow crops. Canada’s space sector already contributes more than $5 billion a year to our economy and employs over 10,000 people. The Canadian and German space industries have unparalleled capabilities that complement each other well, with strong potential for new commercial ventures, job creation and skills development for Canadians in the years to come.”
“Our face-to-face meetings allow the strong aeronautics and space industry sectors of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen to expand the long-standing Bremen–Canadian relationships and establish a new level of collaboration with the Canadian space industry. This approach is well aligned with the strategy to support our commercial and research and development stakeholders from the aeronautics and space industry sectors in their efforts to internationalize ideas, products, and services. We therefore welcome and will support a CSA return visit to the upcoming IAC or SpaceTech Expo in Bremen as the next step in our evolving relationships.”