Satsearch launches Verified Supplier Program at IAC 2018 in Bremen, Germany
Satsearch launches Verified Supplier Program at IAC 2018 in Bremen, Germany (Credit: Stocksnap.io).

We are thrilled to announce our Verified Supplier Program, a new initiative designed to help spacetech suppliers demonstrate their capacity, products and commitment in the global marketplace.

On Monday 1st October 2018, we officially launch the Program at the 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Bremen, Germany.

As we work to build the global marketplace for space & democratize access to the global space supply chain, we believe this new program can help accelerate the success of our valued partners in the satsearch community.

The motivation for the Program

Our European Space Agency (ESA)-backed platform features a global network of more than 700 companies of all sizes and has powered over 10,000 curated searches in 2018.

Through our work, we have seen first-hand the difficulties that businesses face in competing with and breaking into entrenched, legacy supply chains.

In order to help space companies stand out in the global marketplace, we have developed the Verified Supplier Program, as a means of identifying businesses that have made a commitment to:

  • Providing satsearch users with a single point of contact for product information and Requests for Information (RFIs) generated through our platform,
  • Ensuring their information is kept up-to-date on the satsearch platform, and
  • Proactively engaging with our team and community on new initiatives, designed to grow the space ecosystem around the world.

Launching live at IAC 2018

Satsearch will be at IAC 2018 in Bremen, Germany
Satsearch will be at IAC 2018 in Bremen, Germany (Credit: IAF).

The theme of this year’s Congress is “IAC 2018 - involving everyone” and we believe that the satsearch Verified Supplier Program is a great example of this idea. Our mission is to democratize access to the space industry, and the Verified Supplier Program will help us to achieve this aim.

Companies will be able to engage with the satsearch team in-person at IAC 2018 so they can be validated to join the Program, and we will reflect this recognition on the website.

We are developing two methods to help suppliers stand out; identification on the company’s supplier page and on individual product listings in search results.

We’ll also support our Verified Suppliers by promoting them in satsearch marketing channels and including their product information in our API, which is utilized by a growing array of systems engineering tools.

The Verified Supplier Program is free to join and does not require suppliers to provide any exclusivity in terms of product, pricing, delivery or any other aspect of their business operations.

If you are a supplier in the space sector and would like to discuss how we might be able to help you grow your business, please come and speak to us at IAC 2018 at our stand in ESA’s Start-Up Zone (5C 50).

You can also see more about the program on satsearch.co.

See you at IAC 2018 in Bremen!

It will be a very welcome return to Bremen for the satsearch team. In 2015, we won second place at Startup Weekend Space: Bremen, so it is great to be going back!

We have been chosen by ESA as one of 24 startups to attend the Congress and exhibit within their Start-Up Zone. We will be at the Congress venue the whole week and look forward to meeting you to share our plans to build the global marketplace for space.

To all attendees of the Congress, we would love to talk to you about our our work and find out more about yours too. So please come and see us at ESA’s Start-Up Zone (5C 50) at IAC 2018.

Ad Astra!

The satsearch team would like to thank Hywel Curtis for preparing this announcement and for his efforts in supporting the launch of satsearch’s Verified Supplier Program.