Industrial

Smart Specialisation (Strategy)

2020-02-26T15:12:03+02:00

What is smart specialisation (strategy), and why is it important? The Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) is a policy concept developed as an instrument for boosting national or regional innovation, specifically focused on the strengths and the competitive advantages of a region, through enhancement of partnerships between businesses, public entities, and knowledge institutions. Registered countries and [...]

Smart Specialisation (Strategy)2020-02-26T15:12:03+02:00

In situ: Earth Observation is not only Space

2020-02-26T15:12:40+02:00

In the language of Earth Observation (EO), “in situ data” is the common denomination of data deriving from ground-based, sea-borne or air-borne monitoring systems, as well as geospatial reference or ancillary data. In situ sensors can be carried by, among others, air balloons, ground stations, or ferry boxes. In situ serves validation and calibration of [...]

In situ: Earth Observation is not only Space2020-02-26T15:12:40+02:00

With EO around Europe and beyond

2020-02-26T15:13:10+02:00

Innovators seeking for new and marketable EO solutions typically combine the use of free and rich Copernicus Sentinel data with a number of important enabling technologies such as Big Data, Cloud Computing, the Internet of Things, Deep Learning or Artificial Intelligence. There are many examples of successful use of EO enabled solutions across a large [...]

With EO around Europe and beyond2020-02-26T15:13:10+02:00

Drones and HAPS bringing new opportunities closer to the Earth

2020-02-26T15:13:26+02:00

Drones are increasingly used as a source of information that complements data provided by satellite-based remote sensing (e.g. Copernicus Sentinels) and eventually in-situ data sensors. These Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) enable more flexibility, increased accuracy or specific actions or analyses (e.g. hyperspectral imaging) and their rapidly growing global commercial market size in 2018 had already [...]

Drones and HAPS bringing new opportunities closer to the Earth2020-02-26T15:13:26+02:00

Innovation Hubs

2020-02-26T15:13:53+02:00

Among larger corporations, it is fashionable to have one, whilst many cities are claiming to be one. We are talking of course of “Innovation Hubs”, a widely used term for central places where innovation activities take place. While companies often define these as dedicated offices that are designed, equipped and staffed with creativity in mind, [...]

Innovation Hubs2020-02-26T15:13:53+02:00

EO for Developing Countries

2020-02-26T15:14:09+02:00

Developing countries are defined as low and middle income countries that, compared to industrialised countries, have a less developed industrial base relative to their population. They are facing common challenges related to health, food security, lack of infrastructure and utilities (e.g. electricity, water, sewage), or pollution. Given local conditions, they may suffer from natural disasters [...]

EO for Developing Countries2020-02-26T15:14:09+02:00

Copernicus Start-up Programme

2020-02-26T15:14:38+02:00

Copernicus – the European Union's Earth Observation Programme – invests in different stages of start-ups to support the growth of Copernicus-based businesses in Europe as well as user uptake for Copernicus-based products and services. It is composed of: Copernicus Prizes,Copernicus Hackathons,Copernicus Accelerator,Copernicus Incubation. Source: Copernicus The Copernicus Prizes innovation competition (aka Copernicus Masters) is designed [...]

Copernicus Start-up Programme2020-02-26T15:14:38+02:00

How new satellite technologies are creating market opportunities

2020-02-26T15:14:53+02:00

The Earth Observation (EO) industry as a whole is in the midst of a revolution, spurred by deregulation, smaller and cheaper electronics, innovation in launcher and sensor technologies, and advancements in Cloud Computing and data processing. The phenomenon is dubbed “NewSpace”, and it covers the whole value chain, from satellite manufacturers and operators to data [...]

How new satellite technologies are creating market opportunities2020-02-26T15:14:53+02:00

Bringing the benefits of EO in markets across the globe

2020-02-26T15:15:33+02:00

Among the greatest strengths of Earth Observation (EO) is its universal application. This aspect is manifested in two ways. Firstly, EO satellites allow the monitoring of a wide variety of natural phenomena and operational processes across the whole globe. Secondly, the decisions or actions that organisations dealing with such phenomena or operations must take are [...]

Bringing the benefits of EO in markets across the globe2020-02-26T15:15:33+02:00

High Performance Computing for Earth Observation

2020-02-26T15:15:50+02:00

The enormous increase of Earth Observation data over the past few years is bringing tremendous business opportunities for start-ups and SMEs but also calls for a fundamental paradigm shift. Thus, making the most of Big EO data, requires disrupting the traditional workflows whereby downloaded datasets are processed locally. Instead, through a multitude of web-based platforms, [...]

High Performance Computing for Earth Observation2020-02-26T15:15:50+02:00