France 2030: presentation of the first winners of the space component and signing of the CNES objectives and performance contract

The emergence of French New Space reveals a great diversity of actors. By combining the skills of research laboratories, the experience of established manufacturers and the inventiveness of start-ups, France must face the challenge of new spatial frontiers. The priorities and strategic axes of the space component are therefore the product of a very broad consultation of the national ecosystem. With France 2030, a paradigm shift is taking place: to ensure the future positioning of the French sector in growing markets, risk-taking, the incentive nature of public support for selected projects and market prospects will be the key criteria for project selection. Furthermore, France 2030 will strengthen France’s sovereignty and strategic autonomy. To achieve these objectives, CNES and Bpifrance will manage the space component of France 2030 on behalf of the State through an additional intervention divided between State aid (call for projects managed by Bpifrance) and public procurement (call for tenders managed by CNES).

The ambassadors of France 2030 were able to shed light on these priorities with respect to international issues that make space a new place of competition between space powers and digital companies. Through their experience and knowledge of the sector, they have made it possible to expand the work to transversal themes such as information security, industrialization and the enhancement of production or space training. Their contributions to the convergence between the digital and the spatial domain, which is disrupting traditional value chains, make it possible to size the next medium.

The first results are promising: 7 programs launched, 34 candidate projects and 15 already selected winners representing a commitment under France 2030 of over 65 million euros.

The state accelerates by announcing the launch of two new measures:

Sign new CNES targets and performance contract (COP)

Finally, the meeting was also an opportunity for ministers to sign the new CNES targets and performance contract (COP) for the period 2022-2025. It is part of the dynamic development of the space sector and in the guidelines desired by the State: a renewed ambition of the space policy set by the President of the Republic in his speech in Toulouse last February, the strengthening of industrial policy, opening up emerging actors and more agile programming . The State provides the CNES with the budgetary security required by the Research Planning Act for carrying out its missions.

These guidelines translate into four pillars for the management of the CNES: contributing to the development of the space sector as a vector of economic growth, favoring industrial competitiveness and the emergence of a new ecosystem; maintain and develop the strategic autonomy of France and Europe; maintain the scientific excellence of the French space sector and expand its influence; finally, to remain at the forefront of the sustainable development of space.

Combining the challenges of research and defense, but also of space technologies, climate change, exploration of the Universe and applications on Earth, the CNES has represented the excellence of the French space sector for over 60 years. Through this COP, the State reaffirms the vocation of the CNES and renews its trust in the French space agency.

During the speeches in Toulouse and the International Astronautical Congress in Paris, the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister defined a clear space strategy: France must remain at the forefront of the economic and scientific conquest of space. We are implementing it today with the signing of the CNES objectives and performance contract and the announcement of the first 15 winners of the France 2030 space component.

Bruno the Mayor

Innovation in space is essential for the Ministry of the Armed Forces. By supporting our producers to remain at the highest levels in the world and favoring the structuring of the New Space France, France 2030 and the CNES play an important role in our sovereignty and in the capabilities of our armies.

Sebastian Lecornu

France is, together with Europe, one of the main players in space at an international level. I am delighted with the collaborative project opportunities offered by this France 2030 program, which brings together research actors, emerging industrial players and historical players in order to amplify the innovation potential of the French space industry.

Sylvie in detail

About France 2030

The investment plan France 2030

  • It reflects a double ambition : to sustainably transform the key sectors of our economy (health, energy, automotive, aeronautics or even space) through technological innovation and position France not only as an actor, but as a leader in the world of tomorrow. From fundamental research to the emergence of an idea to the production of a new product or service, France 2030 supports the entire life cycle of innovation up to its industrialization.
  • It is unprecedented in its magnitude : 54 billion euros will be invested in order for our companies, our universities and our research organizations to fully succeed in their transitions in these strategic sectors. The challenge: to enable them to respond competitively to the ecological and attractiveness challenges of the world to come and to bring out the future leaders of our sectors of excellence. France 2030 is defined by two transversal objectives which consist of allocating 50% of its expenditure to the decarbonisation of the economy and 50% to emerging players, carriers of innovation without unfavorable costs for the environment (in the sense of the Do No principle). Significant damage).
  • It will be implemented collectively : designed and implemented in consultation with economic, academic, local and European actors to determine their strategic orientations and key actions. Project leaders are invited to submit their dossier through open, demanding and selective procedures to benefit from state support.
  • It is led by the General Secretariat for Investments on behalf of the Prime Minister.

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