HOST & PARTNERS
The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.
Pi School is designed for people interested in coming together to exchange, expand their horizons and learn from one another in order to build an amazing future: highly skilled engineers, brilliant creative minds, young global talents, tech-savvy, innovators, experienced senior leaders and people who believe their ideas have the power to change the world.
It is a next-generation kind of school focused on building an amazing future, through technology and creativity. Part of the wider project Pi Campus, it is located on its 6th villa, in the heart of Europe, in Rome.
Find out more at: picampus-school.com
EDP Inovação’s mission is to bring innovation to the EDP Group. It is a strong believer in Open Innovation, partnering with universities, scientific institutions, start-ups, value chain suppliers and many other innovation sources. It also partners with entrepreneurs, large corporations, business angels, venture capital funds and their investors. We live in the age of innovation in the energy sector and it is committed to maintain EDP at the forefront of energy innovation.
Find out more at: edp.com/en/edp-innovation
DESIGN SPRINT PARTNERS
Fightbean is an Experience Design studio focused on building relevant digital products.
“People, not users” is their motto.
Their business-driven design team helps companies accelerate innovation & growth by running and teaching Design Sprints.
Find out more at: fightbean.it
Planet is an integrated aerospace and data analytics company that operates history’s largest commercial fleet of satellites, collecting daily, high resolution imagery of everywhere on earth. Planet’s daily snapshot captures a massive amount of information about our changing planet, and is delivered with the software and analytics users need to make critical business decisions.
To learn more visit planet.com.
Planetek seeks to enable people to act in an aware and timely manner in order to live better and preserve the Earth. It simplifies the adoption of geospatial data in order to better understand the world. Planetek Italia is an Italian SME, established in 1994, which employs 50 men and women, passionate and skilled in geoinformatics, space solutions, and earth science. It provides solutions to exploit the value of geospatial data through all phases of data life cycle from acquisition, storage, management up to analysis and sharing. It operates in many application areas ranging from environmental and land monitoring to open-government and smart cities, and including defence and security, as well as scientific missions and planetary exploration. The main activity areas are: satellite, aerial and drone data processing for cartography and geo-information production; continuous monitoring with satellite data of Earth’s surface, infrastructures, work sites, urban dynamics or marine coastal areas in support of decision-making and operational activities; design and development of spatial data infrastructures (SDI) for geospatial data archive, management and sharing; design and development of real-time geo-location based solutions, through positioning systems such as GPS/Galileo/GNSS and indoor location systems; development of software for the satellite on-board data and image processing and for ground segment infrastructures. Planetek Italia is also a dealer of Hexagon Geospatial / Intergraph software and a data provider of satellite images. The Planetek group consists of four companies based in Italy and Greece and is active in both national and international markets. Planetek Italia is structured in Strategic Business Unit (SBU) focused on different markets: Government & Security, SpaceStream, Business to Business.
Find out more at: planetek.it
Deimos Space UK
Deimos Space UK Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Elecnor Deimos created in 2013 to address the UK and UK-export market for space systems, services and applications. As the technology branch of the Elecnor Group specialising in integrated management of projects and infrastructure development, Elecnor Deimos employs over 300 people and has extensive experience in aerospace activities; including involvement in the majority of European Space Agency programmes of science, exploration, earth observation, satellite navigation, launchers and human space flight. Located on the Harwell campus in Oxfordshire, Deimos Space UK has over 25 staff, with the majority being highly qualified and experienced engineers, and offers expertise in Flight Systems, Ground Systems, Space Situational Awareness, Satellite Navigation and Applications & Services. The commercial R&D portfolio of Deimos Space UK covers diverse satellite applications from smart cities to precision farming and marine operations. Our knowledge of satellites, data systems and location-based services puts the company in a unique position when developing satellite applications.
Find out more at: elecnor-deimos.com
Wolfram Research Europe Ltd
Best known for Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha, Wolfram Research has been pioneering computational intelligence and scientific innovation for over three decades. Wolfram provides a highly integrated technology stack for multi-paradigm data science including the very latest methods in machine learning, computer vision, predictive analytics and automated reporting.
All of these applications, and many more, are unified by the Wolfram Language, a robust computational language with the largest integrated collection of algorithms ever assembled.
As well as providing technology, Wolfram’s technical services group can lead or support your data projects from innovation to deployment. Learn more at www.wolfram.com.
GAUSS is an Italian private Company carrying on the tradition of the Scuola di Ingegneria Aerospaziale in the field of Small Satellites. Its activities range from structural design and mission analysis to the realisation and launch of complete Small Satellites (such as CubeSats), their deployers, launching platforms and main subsystems (OBC, EPS, Radio, customers payloads etc.), as well as IOD/IOV and ground segment services. The “UniSat” platform is used as both a carrier and deployer to release Customers’ satellites in orbit. Active in the Space technology field, its aims are the research, the development and the implementation of Aerospace projects, including its educational aspect. GAUSS’ next satellite mission, UniSat-7, is planned to be launched in Q3 2020.
Find out more at: gaussteam.com
Founded in 2017, SpaceChain is a community-based space platform that combines space and blockchain technologies to build the world’s first open-source blockchain-based satellite network, allowing users to develop and run decentralized applications in space. The SpaceChain operating system will be available to anyone, anywhere in the world, all while remaining secure and immutable through proven blockchain cryptography. In doing so, SpaceChain’s vision is to remove barriers and allow a global community to access and collaborate in space.
For more information visit: spacechain.com
e-GEOS, an ASI (20%) / Telespazio (80%) company, is a leading international player in the Earth Observation and Geo-Spatial Information business.
e-GEOS offers a unique portfolio of application services, also thanks to the superior monitoring capabilities of COSMO-SkyMed constellation, and has acquired leading position within the EU Copernicus Programme.
Covering the whole value chain, from data acquisition to the generation of analytics reports, e-GEOS is working for big data analytics, based on the integration of different sources.
e-GEOS application platforms include services for: environmental protection, rush mapping in support to natural disaster management, specialised products for defence and intelligence, oil spill and ship detection for maritime surveillance, interferometric measurements for landslides and ground subsidence analysis, thematic mapping for agriculture and forestry.
In support to its operational applications, e-GEOS operates the Matera Space Centre for acquisition, archiving and processing of multi-mission satellite data including COSMO-SkyMed and ESA Sentinel satellites.
Forestry Thematic Exploitation Platform (Forestry TEP) enables commercial, governmental and research users in the forestry sector globally to efficiently access satellite data based processing services and tools for generating value-added forest information products. Via the platform, the users can also create and share their own processing services, tools and generated products.
Spaceoneers is an initiative of Design & Data GmbH, seeking to spur creativity and innovation within the space sector in Europe. Founded in 2016, Spaceoneers has since grown considerably with 13k+ monthly views to the site.
The site portrays entrepreneurs and technologies that are impacting the global space sector, helps raise their profile and highlights the opportunities that are opening up in this ‘new space’ economy in Europe. Here we directly interview CEOs and founders of space startups to represent how they got started and the challenges they have faced.
Geoawesomeness is a blog about geospatial technologies and everything awesome around it. We are passionate about gis, maps, location-based apps, geomarketing, drones and remote sensing. With a team of people from all around the world, with different backgrounds, cultures and interests we aim to be not only the best geo-news platform but also to provide constructive commentary about all awesome stuff that are happening in the geo-industry.
Find out more at: geoawesomeness.com
StartupTV creates entrepreneurial news content about startups, tech & innovation in Europe. Inspired by founders who want to change the world through technology StartupTV informing its audience about the latest trends & innovations.
Find out more at: startuptv.io