Helenic Association of Space Industry

China's interest in the Greek high tech industry

Maroussi 16.02.2015

 Important meetings were held during the Chinese Academy of Space Technology (CAST) executives visit in Athens. The CAST delegation was met with businesses of the ICT industry of the country, members of the Hellenic Association of Space Industry (HASI), si-Cluster and the mi -Cluster, coordinated by Corallia.

Mr. Yang Guangqiang, Director of International Marketing of Space Star Technology, a subsidiary of CAST, and Mr. Yuan Qiao, Director of integrated circuit design center had the opportunity to discuss in detail with representatives of Corallia, the Helenic Association of Space Industry, the Hellenic Semiconductor Industry Association, the Space Technologies and Applications Cluster (si-Cluster) and theNano/Microelectronics-based Systems and Applications Cluster (mi-Cluster), the areas of mutual interest.

The collaboration started in 2013, with main contact points the satellite communications, the design and the development of microelectromechanical systems, the applications of remote sensors and satellite navigation systems. During the visit, the CAST executives explored collaborations with the members of si-Cluster and the mi-Cluster: Prisma, Alma Technologies, Inasco, EMTech, ESS, ISI Hellas, Theon Sensors, Space Hellas, Terra Spatium, Geosystems Hellas, Planetek Hellas, Logikon Labs , Heron Engineering, Helic, Inaccess, Noesis Technologies and Weasic.

Moreover, the CAST delegation was guided through the new premises of the first monothematic innovation center for the aerospace industry in Greece, the a2-innohub, as well as the first innovation center for microelectronics in the country, the a1-innohub in Maroussi, managed and developed by Corallia. Within the official visit, the Chinese delegation met with senior members of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

About the China Academy of Space Technology - CAST
Established 20 February 1968, China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) is China's main arm for the research, development, and creation of space satellites. Through its subsidiaries, CAST researches satellite system and structural design, satellite hardware and materials, satellite guidance and control, spacecraft retrieval, remote sensing technology, energy and outer space experimentation.


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