"In this issue of Cnesmag, we turn the spotlight on innovation and employment, the two key drivers of our agency’s strategy. Because today, space is undergoing a seismic shift with the arrival of new players from the Internet sphere and emerging nations for which it is much more a means than an end.
The result is that we are seeing burgeoning demand for ever more-diverse and precise applications, where the discriminator is innovation and the creation of hundreds and even thousands of new jobs is at stake.
n response to this new paradigm, CNES is pulling out all the stops: outside the agency, supporting new entrants with the unfaltering backing of the government (see our interview with Louis Schweitzer); and within, through our new Directorate of Innovation geared to meeting the needs of users of space technologies—so that in this fast-moving world, CNES is more than ever fuelling innovation for jobs."
Jean-Yves Le Gall
Space is undergoing a seismic shift with the arrival of new players from the Internet sphere and emerging nations for which it is much more a means than an end.
Innovating to win
Today's space industry can call on fully mature technologies and offers great potential for development.
In this context, CNES is reorganizing with a new roadmap to boost growth and jobs through innovation across the sector.
KEY FIGURES: FROM SPACE INNOVATION TO JOBS
Is space creating jobs? How is CNES investing in innovation? Find out in this infographic.
VIdeos (english subtitled)
TIMELINE: creating a start-up
From concept to commercialization, there are several steps to creating a start-up. The path taken by Xavier Lafontan, a former postgrad engineer at CNES who today heads a fast-expanding compatny specialiszed in the internet of Things (IoT) is a case in point. See our infographic.