The PARSEC Accelerator

PARSEC is a business accelerator supporting the creation of new Earth Observation (EO) based products and services. The accelerator targets SMEs, start-ups, entrepreneurs and researchers who want to have an impact on the emerging Food, Energy and Environment sectors. With the support of PARSEC, their ideas will be developed into solutions fuelled by the benefits of EO.

The holistic two-stage acceleration programme will distribute a total of €2.5 Million equity-free funding to 100 beneficiaries, alongside other key resources (coaching, matchmaking, promotion) needed to develop and launch 15 new products and services into the global market. PARSEC will also provide a suite of Business Catalysts for transforming data into market-ready services. The first Open Call for applications, held between September 2019 and January 2020, resulted in 100 winners – #100PARSEC – accessing the first stage. The second Open Call, including the PARSEC Demo Days pitch competition, was held between March and July 2020 and selected 15 winning teams of 2-3 SMEs – #15PARSEC. These SMEs are further working on their solutions during the second stage of PARSEC. The acceleration programme will conclude in October 2021.

The PARSEC Accelerator is funded by the “Horizon 2020” Research and Innovation programme of the European Union.

A two-stage
business accelerator

PARSEC winners

The Team

PARSEC is brought to you by nine partners from seven European countries – Belgium, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Poland, Serbia and Spain. Together we have an in-depth expertise in business innovation, market uptake, R&D commercialisation, design and deployment of big data applications, business clusters and accelerators within Earth Observation and emerging industries:

Digital material

In this section you will be able to download PARSEC’s digital material when it becomes available.

PARSEC Postcard
Origami plane

Public Deliverables

Click on the button below to see and download the available project deliverables of the PARSEC Accelerator.

Quality Management Plan I View and download
Data Curation Guide I View and download
Quality Management Plan II View and download
Data Curation Guide II not yet available

User Needs Report View and download
PARSEC Joint Strategic Vision for EO in Food, Energy & Environment not yet available
Technology Watch and Future Trends Plan I View and download
PARSEC Technology Watch wiki View and download
PARSEC Market Trends Observatory wiki View and download
Market Trends Report not yet available
Investment Landscape Mapping Report View and download
Technology Watch and Future Trends Plan II not yet available

Big Data Toolbox View and download
Big Data Tool Service Training Manual I View and download
In situ Data Hub I View and download
In situ Data Hub Manual I View and download
eoMALL Galleries and eoPAGES I View and download
eoMALL Galleries and eoPAGES Manual I View and download
Big Data Toolbox II View and download
Big Data Tools Service Training Manual II View and download
In situ Data Hub II View and download
In situ Data Hub Manual II View and download
eoMALL Galleries and eoPAGES II View and download
eoMALL Galleries and eoPAGES Manual II View and download

PARSEC Call Fiche and accompanying documents View and download

Concept for regional workshops Where ideas and people meet View and download
PARSEC regional workshops report View and download
Methodology for PARSEC training programme View and download
Concept for the PARSEC online pitches See the file above

(Methodology)

Regional Smart Specialisation Info Card Deck not yet available
Export Promotion Programme and Material not yet available

Communication Strategy and Action plan I View and download
Website I View and download
Report on communication materials I View and download
Report on events I View and download
Sustainability Plan not yet available
Communication Strategy and Action plan II not yet available
Website II View and download
Report on communication materials II not yet available
Report on events II not yet available