Croatian space industry players eye European, U.S. export prospects

WARSAW, Poland — Final February, Croatia’s authorities signed a cooperation settlement with the European Area Company. Croatian trade gamers hope the settlement might pave the way in which for a better cooperation with their European counterparts and generate overseas orders.

Mirta Medanic, a program supervisor at Amphinicy Applied sciences. Credit score: Amphinicy Applied sciences

Zagreb-based satellite tv for pc software program developer Amphinicy Applied sciences believes the settlement will facilitate the overseas growth of Croatia’s house sector in cooperation with its European companions.

“The cooperation settlement with ESA might deliver advantages and enterprise alternatives to profitable Croatian corporations. The Croatian house trade is at an [early development stage]. This cooperation settlement … is step one [for Croatia toward] changing into a full ESA member, and Amphinicy has been supporting this course of from the beginning,” Mirta Medanic, a program supervisor at Amphinicy Applied sciences, tells table4.

Centered on the satellite tv for pc trade, the corporate is a supplier of tailored software program options and software program assist for the satellite tv for pc and house trade. Over the previous 20 years, Amphinicy Applied sciences has delivered greater than 100 tasks to varied prospects. These embody worldwide house and humanitarian companies, satellite tv for pc operators and international satellite tv for pc service suppliers, teleports and house mission operation facilities, in addition to satellite tv for pc gear producers, says Mihaela Pavicic, the top of workplace and PR coordinator at Amphinicy Applied sciences.

The Croatian firm’s three foremost merchandise are Blink, its satellite tv for pc knowledge acquisition system; Monica, a monitor-and-control system constructed particularly for the satellite tv for pc trade; and SatScout, a utility that facilitates the establishing of satellite tv for pc terminals.

Croatia to develop nationwide house technique

Medanic says within the first five-year interval, Croatia will have the ability to change data with its European companions, create a nationwide house technique, and set up the mandatory infrastructure in anticipation of its full ESA membership.

“Throughout this time, there isn’t any membership charge. Within the second five-year interval, the membership charge is mounted at €1 million, and we will entry a few of the ESA tasks, however not all of them, as a part of the Plan for European Cooperation States. After that, there might be a 3rd stage, or full membership, after we pays the membership based on our [gross domestic product], and we [will be able to] compete for ESA’s packages on equal foundation with different nations,” Medanic mentioned.

Amphinicy Applied sciences says it has been working with a number of giant U.S.-based purchasers. The corporate’s representatives additionally lately traveled to NASA places of work to current the capacities of their merchandise.

Funds to spice up worldwide presence

“We’ve got visited NASA services in Maryland. We imagine our Blink product could possibly be helpful to their Earth commentary missions and are exploring alternatives to cooperate,” says Irena Kos, a senior software program engineer and product supervisor at Amphinicy Applied sciences. “In March 2018, Amphinicy obtained a grant from the European Structural and Funding Fund for Internationalization for the years 2018 and 2019.”

The primary exercise below this undertaking was the corporate’s participation within the Satellite tv for pc Exhibition and Convention in Washington, D.C., the place Amphinicy introduced its portfolio to satellite tv for pc and house trade gamers with the aim to additional strengthen visibility and develop their buyer base, based on Kos.

Amphinicy Applied sciences is operated by 46 staff at two areas, Croatia’s capital Zagreb, the place the corporate has its headquarters, and Luxembourg. Owing to the latter location, the agency says it’s already collaborating in ESA tenders.

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