Santander, July 13, 2022 - The CEO of Sateliot, Jaume Sanpera, participated in the course Competitive Opportunities for the Spanish New Space Sector: technology, impact, and society, organized in collaboration with SATLANTIS and taking place on 13, 14 and 15 July at the Palacio de la Magdalena in Santander, the venue for the summer courses of the Menéndez Pelayo International University (UIMP), which is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year.
"We are at a very special moment for New Space, a sector that is going to be trillionaire in less than ten years," said the CEO of the aerospace company Sateliot in statements to the media.
In this context of a boom in the aerospace sector, Sanpera has taken the opportunity to express his desire to "help and push" this industry in Spain "with the money from the European Next Generation EU Fund" because there are "very competitive players at international level" and we are facing a time of "technological emergency".
The founder of Sateliot pointed out that the Strategic Project for the Recovery and Economic Transformation of Aerospace (PERTE) in Spain "is aimed at large companies" and that the New Space sector "does not add up to more than 100 million euros". This is the reason why "Spanish companies tend to leave for Europe" to countries such as Italy or Portugal, according to the CEO.
As a solution, he argued that "we have to bet on innovation and new companies", in addition to "increasing and opening up" the money invested to make the country "a competitive environment that rewards the companies" involved so that they can undertake their activity and "resist later on by themselves".
"This sector is going to completely change the way we communicate, the way we live, the way we move around thanks to telecommunications and satellite images", Sanpera predicted, and that it will be able to return to the country "with jobs, with the manufacture of satellites and with technology".