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1 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS Tour Paris-Lyon , rue de Bercy, F Paris Cedex 12 Tél. : +33 (0) Fax : +33 (0) Bernard Bellot Jean-Baptiste Vaillant Olivier Nowak Presentation November 8, 2002

2 2 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS November Added comment from Iguassu Software Systems : Apart from this page, this is the original presentation from Nodal Consultants The company referenced in the presentation as Science Systems (on slides number 6, 8, 12, 16, 18, 19, 21, 24) has now been renamed to IGUASSU SOFTWARE SYSTEMS A.S.

3 3 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS November Contents of the presentation Aim, scope and study methodology Aim, scope and study methodology Assessment of the Czech space industry Assessment of the Czech space industry Czech space achievements Czech space achievements Space potential Space potential Company characteristics Company characteristics Summary assessment Summary assessment Recommendations Recommendations Space projects Space projects Key success factors Key success factors Action plan Action plan

4 4 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS November Aim and scope of the study ESA needs an objective assessment of the possible role of the Czech Republic in the European space domain ESA needs an objective assessment of the possible role of the Czech Republic in the European space domain The aim of the study was to provide ESA with : The aim of the study was to provide ESA with : evidence of the potential of industrial and scientific space activities in the Czech Republic evidence of the potential of industrial and scientific space activities in the Czech Republic recommendations for the development of the Czech space industry recommendations for the development of the Czech space industry –Czech organisations most likely to participate in ESA programmes –key success factors and actions to be led The scope of the space activities includes industry as well as related service activities (according to the official ESA classification) The scope of the space activities includes industry as well as related service activities (according to the official ESA classification)

5 5 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS November The study methodology involved contacts with 133 Czech companies and institutions Interview potential Czech space suppliers 16 companies visited and interviewed in the Czech Republic Present the results to a Czech audience Final report and validation by ESA Final presentation to a Czech Audience Document actual Czech achievements in space Describe the Czech Republic with macro-economic indicators Identify potential Czech space suppliers Mailing and ing to 133 Czech companies and institutions 47 filled questionnaires received Selection of 17 companies to be visited

6 6 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS November Several Czech companies have been active in space projects Company Space projects Anf Data SCOS 2000, Cokmas/Mister, ICC (ESA), Teseus (Eutelsat) BBT Prodex (ESA), CSK (DLR), Titus (Mir99), Magion 5, Cluster II CSRC Prodex (ESA), Integral, Smart, Cluster, Demeter, etc Gisat Prodex (Esa), Corine (EU), Mars 95 (JRC Ispra), Radarsat (CZ) Pramacom Inmarsat (Xantic) Reflex US/CZ projects, LE Angel Optics Iguassu Software Systems SCOS 2000 (ESOC), Envisat (ESA), Meteosat (Eumetsat), telescopte tracking (CZ Sciences Academy), Hispasat, Slick (SSSL) Space Devices Macek-SH04, XHRS, Mimosa (Astron. Inst.), Fireball (Ondrejov, UK) Tescan Fixed station interface, OBP Testcom Intelsat, Eutelsat, Inmarsat, Intersputnik, Viasat, Comsat

7 7 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS November Czech academic organisations and institutions have been involved in scientific space projects Institution Space projects Center of Stress Research (CSR) Prodex, Ecopsy Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Atmospheric Physics Magion 4&5, Prodex, Cluster II Czech Academy of Sciences, Astronomical Institute Prodex, Mimosa, XHRS, Magion 4 Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Space Plasma laboratory Magion 4 Technical University of Brno, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer sciences Amsat-DL (Phase 3D), Magion

8 8 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS November Examples of successful collaborations between Czech companies and Western companies No case of failures has been detected during the study No case of failures has been detected during the study Two success stories have been described : Two success stories have been described : Demeter Project (CSRC/Institute of Atmospheric Physics/ESA) Demeter Project (CSRC/Institute of Atmospheric Physics/ESA) Meteosat test tool package (Iguassu Software Systems / Science Systems UK) Meteosat test tool package (Iguassu Software Systems / Science Systems UK) Advantages of working with Czech companies : Advantages of working with Czech companies : High technical competencies and quality level with present attractive costs High technical competencies and quality level with present attractive costs Good motivation, involvement and flexibility of the Czech teams Good motivation, involvement and flexibility of the Czech teams Improvements and recommendations : Improvements and recommendations : Adaptation to Western project management methods, vocabulary and standards Adaptation to Western project management methods, vocabulary and standards Better communication, regular project meetings and milestones Better communication, regular project meetings and milestones Preferably, fixed firm price contracts Preferably, fixed firm price contracts

9 9 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS November Out of the 36 questionnaires received from companies, 16 were visited, and 20 could be approached to assess their potential (1/2) CompanyField ATG, sro Non-destructive testing systems Avia Propeller, sro Aircraft propeller design Balony Kubicek, ltd Hot air ballon design and development Biopsys Psycho-social analysis methods Ceske Drahy, so Railways R&D information systems Cross Zlin, ltd GIS / on line traffic information systems EPA, as Mechanical engineering Frencken Brno, sro Aircraft mechanical parts production Joxima, ltd Network control hardware and software Kappa 77, sro Aircraft component development LOM Praha, sp Aircraft repair and overhaul

10 10 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS November Out of the 36 questionnaires received from companies, 16 were visited, and 20 could be approached to assess their potential (2/2) CompanyField LZ, as Aircraft component production MGE Data, sro Software and data processing NA Design, inc Design, repair and production of composite parts Optical Devel. Workshop Optical systems design, production and services Princip, as GIS, GSM, GPRS SVUM, as R&D and NDT of plastic, metal and composite parts Technometra Radotin Hydraulic mechanical component production and painting Tescan, ltd Image processing software, precision mechanics, electronic hardware design and manufacturing Testcom Radiowave propagation research, satcom test systems

11 11 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS November Several academic institutions could also be approached because of their place in the scientific and industrial Czech space network Institution Department / field Center of Stress Research Human Factor research Czech Academy of Sciences Astronomical Institute (space physics & astrophysics) Czech Academy of Sciences Institute of Atmospheric Physics (modelling, simulation) Czech Technical University Electrical engineering (control computer design) Electrical enginering /physics (plasma, X-Ray) Czech Technical University Electromagnetic fields (antenna, microwaves) Czech Technical University Transportation (control & telematics, software, GIS) Technical University, Brno Mechanical engineering (structure modelling) Technical University, Brno Control, measure, instrumentation (robotics, vision) Technical University, Brno Radio-electronics (RF microwaves, signal theory) Telecommunications (satcom, digital image, speech) Technical University Ostrava VSB (GIS and information systems)

12 12 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS November Nodal visited and interviewed 16 Czech companies Aeronautical Institute (VZLU) Ateko Anf Data, s.r.o. BBTCSRC* Era a.s. Gisat s.r.o. LA Composite, s.r.o. * In Prague Meopta Prerov Pramacom Prague Ramet C.H.M. a.s. Reflex s.r.o Iguassu Software Systems Space Devices UniControls, a.s. Unis, s.r.o.

13 13 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS November The visits and interviews carried out by Nodal allowed to get a precise description of each company and of its strategy Company description Company description Name of the company Name of the company Financial structure (shareholders) Financial structure (shareholders) Products and services, activity Products and services, activity Applications markets and clients Applications markets and clients Turnover and trend Turnover and trend Staff Staff International activity International activity Strategy assessment Strategy assessment R&D efforts R&D efforts Strengths and weaknesses Strengths and weaknesses Competitive position Competitive position Ambition and strategy in the space domain Ambition and strategy in the space domain Expectations from ESA Expectations from ESA Nodals qualitative judgment

14 14 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS November Nodal provided a qualitative assessment of the companies general strengths & weaknesses under six categories Categories Categories Technologies potentially transferable to Space Technologies potentially transferable to Space Company structure, quality organisation Company structure, quality organisation Partners network (clients, suppliers, institutions) Partners network (clients, suppliers, institutions) Competitive position Competitive position Financial capacities Financial capacities Human resources Human resources For the 6 categories, most companies are ranked at a « high » or « average » level For the 6 categories, most companies are ranked at a « high » or « average » level

15 15 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS November Global assessment of companies general strengths & weaknesses 11

16 16 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS November Best ranking companies (indicative) Technologies potentially transferable to space : Technologies potentially transferable to space : Anf Data, BBT, CSRC, Gisat, Reflex, Iguassu Softweare Systems, Space Devices, VZLU Anf Data, BBT, CSRC, Gisat, Reflex, Iguassu Softweare Systems, Space Devices, VZLU Structure, quality organisation Structure, quality organisation Anf Data, Gisat, Reflex, VZLU Anf Data, Gisat, Reflex, VZLU Partners network Partners network BBT, CSRC, Gisat, Meopta, Iguassu Softweare Systems, VZLU BBT, CSRC, Gisat, Meopta, Iguassu Softweare Systems, VZLU Competitive position Competitive position Anf Data, BBT, CSRC, Gisat, Reflex, Space Devices Anf Data, BBT, CSRC, Gisat, Reflex, Space Devices Financial capacities Financial capacities Anf Data, Reflex, VZLU Anf Data, Reflex, VZLU Human resources Human resources Anf Data, BBT, CSRC, Gisat, Reflex, Iguassu Software Systems Anf Data, BBT, CSRC, Gisat, Reflex, Iguassu Software Systems

17 17 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS November The mapping of the Czech space industry is based on four main specific criteria 4 criteria representative of the potential involvement of the companies in short term space projects have been selected : 4 criteria representative of the potential involvement of the companies in short term space projects have been selected : Space technological and technical level Space technological and technical level Motivation for space development Motivation for space development Space industry experience Space industry experience International experience and partnership International experience and partnership Based on these criteria each visited companies has been graded from 1 to 5 Based on these criteria each visited companies has been graded from 1 to 5 Each company has been placed on a graph showing their priority space activity Each company has been placed on a graph showing their priority space activity 1/5 2/5 3/5 4/5 5/5

18 18 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS November Most promising companies in space equipment design and manufacturing Ground facilities Scientific Commercial ANF Data SW Ateko tanks cryogenics Iguassu Software Systems SW UniControls SW & HW UniControls SW & HW Unis SW & HW Satellite On-board segment and payload Ground Segment Launchers CSRC HW & SW Ground stations ERA Telecom, microwave Meopta Optics LA Composite Composite structures Reflex X Ray Optics Research BBT Materials CSRC HW/SW Space Devices HW & SW VZLU Satellite testing Ramet Telecom Microwave Space Devices HW & SW Ateko Fuel tanks, cryogenics

19 19 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS November Five Czech companies can play a role in commercial and scientific space services Added value and commercial services Satellite operation services Gisat EO and GIS Pramacom SW Mobile com ANF Data Software Scientific services and research BBT Materials Iguassu Software Systems Consulting Reflex X Ray Optics

20 20 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS November Half of the visited companies have a significant space activity CSRC, Gisat, BBT, Space Devices have the highest space turnover ratio CSRC, Gisat, BBT, Space Devices have the highest space turnover ratio CSRC, VZLU, Anf Data, Gisat, BBT have the highest space contribution in volume CSRC, VZLU, Anf Data, Gisat, BBT have the highest space contribution in volume The cumulated total space turnover of these companies is 1.8 M annually The cumulated total space turnover of these companies is 1.8 M annually

21 21 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS November The financial structure has an impact on the financial resources methods, and reactivity of the company Capital structure ShareholdersExamplesConsequences Czech majority -Several Czech individuals -One Czech individual -Czech indiv and Czech state -Czech individuals plus foreign company -Czech State plus foreign banks - Space Devices, Ateko, LA composites, Unicontrols, CSRC, Unis -Gisat, BBT, Pramacom -Ramet (Omnipol) -ERA (Thales, plus Omnipol) Iguassu Software Systems -VZLU (Banks) Lack of cash flow and investment resources Strong reactivity Strong national network Easier access to national market Foreign majority - Foreign company - Foreign company plus Czech individuals - Foreign individuals -Reflex (Bedde) -Anf Data (Siemens) -Meopta Financial resources Western methods and standard Easier international partnership?

22 22 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS November The visited companies have a good personnel educational level Educational level English language level Low High 2 Companies Total Staff : 57 2 Companies Total Staff : Companies Total Staff : 48 3 Companies Total Staff : Companies Total Staff : Companies Total Staff : Companies

23 23 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS November The assessment showed a potential for the development of space activities in the Czech Republic Skills, know-how, industrial network and infrastructure are present : Skills, know-how, industrial network and infrastructure are present : high academic and technical competences high academic and technical competences high quality standards (8 companies ISO 9001 out of 16 visited) high quality standards (8 companies ISO 9001 out of 16 visited) basic space domain experience in several key domains: basic space domain experience in several key domains: –Software and hardware design and manufacture for the ground segment –On-board software and hardware, structures, optics design and manufacture –Research projects on materials and optics –Value-added services A high competitiveness level, due to a high quality / cost ratio A high competitiveness level, due to a high quality / cost ratio This favorable situation makes possible future ESA contracts for the Czech companies in the short term This favorable situation makes possible future ESA contracts for the Czech companies in the short term

24 24 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS November Four types of projects could be proposed to Czech industrial partners in the short term Software and hardware projects for the ground segment : Software and hardware projects for the ground segment : Iguassu Software Systems, Anf Data (software) Iguassu Software Systems, Anf Data (software) UniControls, Unis, CSRC (hardware and software) UniControls, Unis, CSRC (hardware and software) VZLU (satellite testing) VZLU (satellite testing) On-board hardware, software, structure projects : On-board hardware, software, structure projects : CSRC, Space Devices (on-board hardware and software) CSRC, Space Devices (on-board hardware and software) LA Composites (structures) LA Composites (structures) Scientific projects and research: Scientific projects and research: BBT (materials) BBT (materials) Reflex, Space Devices (optics and astronomy) Reflex, Space Devices (optics and astronomy) Added-value services : Added-value services : Anf Data (software for satellite operation) Anf Data (software for satellite operation) Gisat (GIS) Gisat (GIS) Iguassu Software Systems (consulting) Iguassu Software Systems (consulting)

25 25 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS November Four key success factors for the development of the Czech space industry The key success factors for the development of the space industry in the Czech Republic are linked to the improvement of the weaknesses detected : The key success factors for the development of the space industry in the Czech Republic are linked to the improvement of the weaknesses detected : « Market » culture « Market » culture Training and human resources Training and human resources Communication and increased information on space projects Communication and increased information on space projects Financial resources Financial resources

26 26 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS November Communication actions toward Czech and Western companies Communication actions towards Czech companies : Communication actions towards Czech companies : Inform Czech companies with no idea on space projects they could be involved in Inform Czech companies with no idea on space projects they could be involved in Use and promote European Space Industry Directory, ESID website Use and promote European Space Industry Directory, ESID website Prepare a list of Esa projects ordered by domains and competences needed Prepare a list of Esa projects ordered by domains and competences needed Organize an exchange forums in the Czech Republic with Western companies Organize an exchange forums in the Czech Republic with Western companies Communication actions towards Western companies : Communication actions towards Western companies : Inform on opportunities and potential partners in the Czech Republic Inform on opportunities and potential partners in the Czech Republic Provide practical advices (cultural, professional, administrative) Provide practical advices (cultural, professional, administrative)

27 27 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS November Czech companies and organisations can use the ESID website for their search for space projects partners European Space Industry Directory is a ESA website available at : European Space Industry Directory is a ESA website available at : ESID offers a detailed description of: ESID offers a detailed description of: 400 Esa member state companies with space activities 400 Esa member state companies with space activities Products and services developed for space programmes Products and services developed for space programmes Contact persons for each company and/or product Contact persons for each company and/or product Products and services are ordered according to the ESA classification Products and services are ordered according to the ESA classification

28 28 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS November The ESID website is easily accessible (www.esidirectory.org)

29 29 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS November Proposed training actions ESA could provide Czech companies with training adapted from its existing SME programme ESA could provide Czech companies with training adapted from its existing SME programme Training sessions should be made available to Czech space company managers, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, in particular in : Training sessions should be made available to Czech space company managers, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, in particular in : Language (English) Language (English) Marketing and commercial methods Marketing and commercial methods Technical and management, for example: Technical and management, for example: –ESA standards and vocabulary –Quality –Project management –ESA invitations to tender

30 30 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS November Further studies In collaboration with the Czech Space Office, detect : In collaboration with the Czech Space Office, detect : New potential space domains New potential space domains New space market players New space market players Corresponding actions would be : Corresponding actions would be : Contact subcontractors or suppliers of companies already visited Contact subcontractors or suppliers of companies already visited Visit and interview institutions and companies which answered the questionnaire Visit and interview institutions and companies which answered the questionnaire Follow-up on organisations which did not reply Follow-up on organisations which did not reply

31 31 European Space Agency Assessment of potential space suppliers in the Czech Republic NODAL CONSULTANTS November The sucessful development of the Space industry will be the result of the actions of three players The Czech Government The Czech Government ESA ESA And above all, the companies themselves And above all, the companies themselves Thank you for your attention


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