The EUSPA Space Academy is a free, online and customisable programme for innovators seeking to unlock the potential of downstream space data. Entrepreneurs can access a solid foundation of skills for their businesses, with 18 different training courses across business and technical topics.
SpaceTec has broad expertise in Earth Observation from all its angles. Relying on long-standing relationships with our commercial and institutional clients, we help driving EO programmes of the future.
The growing EO market is being reshaped by rapid technological advancements. Copernicus` monthly download volume is just one indicator of the vast data availability currently evolving. Satellite manufacturers contribute with an exponential growth of COTS satellites, reduced in size and cost but not in capacity to capture observational data. However, the downstream market does not just demand more data. Instead, business models shift from providing raw data to analytics and providing value-added services.
This shift is driven by opportunities in big data and cloud processing, where AI accelerates the generation of insights. Use cases are expanding across industries including agriculture, defence, emergency, energy, infrastructure, forestry or maritime.
SpaceTec offers in-depth expertise in the EO domain, having hands-on experience in both the up-, mid- and downstream sectors and in many of the new EO applications. SpaceTec has a significant impact in EO, for example with engagements for Copernicus, supporting the European Commission, EUSPA and ESA to grow the ecosystem adding new users and entrepreneurs.
With its free and open data policy, Copernicus is a key entry point for the region of Central America to begin to reap the benefits of space applications and support the implementation of sustainable development policies, disaster risk reduction, emergency management and mutually beneficial international collaborations.
AI4EO, led by SpaceTec Partners, aims to build a community involving both AI and EO professionals, students, and other stakeholders, to develop innovative solutions to grand societal challenges through a series of challenges.
The CASSINI Hackathons challenges students, researchers, and entrepreneurs to think outside of the box and develop innovative solutions using geospatial information from Copernicus Earth observation data and its services and/or positioning technologies from Galileo & EGNOS. Three winners from each edition will benefit from our customised mentoring programme aimed at advancing their solutions to establish long-lasting, sustainable European businesses.
The Farming by Satellite Prize rewards young innovators exploring the use of satellite technologies to improve agriculture and reduce environmental impact.
Code4Green brought together the bright minds of Europe to hack impactful solutions to real-life challenges using open environmental data.
SpaceTec and its consortium partners conducted a study on the potential impacts of changing the Copernicus free and open data policy.
SpaceTec Partners has organised training and information sessions, workshops and webinars to new and existing users of Copernicus across all EU Member States.
Through dedication and professionalism, SpaceTec has set high standards for the conceptual coordination of high level events.
The Copernicus User Uptake study, commissioned by the European Commission, assessed the maturity of user uptake initiatives across Copernicus Participating Countries and resulted in a comprehensive and integrated user engagement strategy.
The Copernicus Support Office is an instrumental tool for Copernicus user uptake. SpaceTec Partners supported the animation of two virtual networks, the Copernicus Academy and Copernicus Relays, and the entire Copernicus user ecosystem through social media and a help desk.
Copernicus Accelerator, implemented by SpaceTec Partners, offers European start-ups, companies, students and researchers the opportunity to take part in a 12-month acceleration programme featuring virtual trainings, regular coaching, and two interactive bootcamps.
Access to finance is a key enabler of entrepreneurship in a European space ecosystem which has seen several transformations and advancements in recent years. From an analysis of the role of the public sector, to evaluating market maturity and sector risks, this report provides a comprehensive review of the European space sector; identifying gaps, highlighting challenges and providing a number of recommendations and potential policy actions.