A platform to predict the dispersion of air pollution and another to facilitate the internationalization of companies, win ex aequo the #Go2SpaceHackathon

More than 100 participants from 24 countries attended the open training sessions and use cases that took place the week before the competition.

The award consists of resources valued at 6,000€ and access to the Go2Space-HUBs Acceleration Program.

The increasing use of Earth Observation data, as well as the good prospects for public funding planned for projects of this type, offer new business opportunities.

The European Union Earth Observation Program, Copernicus, offers information services based on data from satellites through platforms called DIAS that are free and open access.

In this context, last February, the European Go2Space-HUBs project, the Spanish multinational Sacyr and the DIAS Platforms, joined their forces in the search for potential uses of Earth Observation data through the celebration of #Go2SpaceHackathon.

More than 100 participants from 24 countries attended the open training sessions with experts from each of the platforms: Creodias, Sobloo, Onda Dias, Mundi Web Services and Wekeo, the week before the competition.

Two teams have been the ex aequo winners of this Hackathon: The Dubhe team, made up of Igor Casrvalho Ramos, Yashita Saxena and Eugenio Arellano, and the S2IC team made up of Alessandra Porfido, Alan Whiteside, Adrián Pérez and Noelia Flores.

The solution developed by Team Dubhe solves the problem of data from different sources in air pollution. Collecting data through specific ground-based measurements at hot spots or through low-resolution data from satellites and their utility is not only time-consuming, but also very complex for the end user.

Its proposal consists of a simple platform that, by cross-referencing terrestrial and satellite data with machine learning algorithms, shows and allows predicting the dispersion of air pollution. In addition to offering the data on maps with gas concentration and dispersion predictions, it also provides guidance on what is the best action to take and why.

For its part, the solution proposed by the S2IC Team consists of providing high-quality reports and geolocated data that facilitate the internationalization of companies. And, despite the fact that, nowadays, a wide range of information is available, for developing countries the data is scarce and unreliable.

This platform will provide useful information that will help to make more conscious decisions. Space technology, specifically Earth Observation, will not only fill the data availability gap, but will also improve its quality.

The award consists of resources valued at 6,000€ and allows access to the Go2Space-HUBs Acceleration Program.

Congratulations to both teams!

Amazon Web Services for Space start-ups

Are you a start-up interested in Amazon Web Services? Join us on March 24th!

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 200 fully featured services from data centers globally. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—are using AWS to lower costs, become more agile, and innovate faster.

AGENDA (CET)

  • 16:00 – 16:30 – AWS for Startups. Programs and perks for Go2SpaceHubs startups (Jorge Gómez)
  • 16:30 – 17:00 – Starting your MVP with AWS: a deep dive vision on how to build your MVP with AWS (Miguel A Vilariño)
  • 17:00 – 17:30 – AWS Aerospace and Satellite expert talk (Eloy Salcedo)

Webinar: Space Data Gateway The Future of Space Connectivity and Data Delivery

With the aim of creating synergies with other space-related initiatives, Go2Space-HUBs collaborates with the EU H2020 Space Data Gateway (SDG) project.

Our linked third party, Tech Tour, is partner of SDG project, which supports creating a LEO data relay network for EO satellite operators and introducing disruptive new services which will enable up to 10x more data per NanoSat mission at a fraction of the market cost.

The network will empower its customers to switch completely from traditional Ground segment solutions to in-space on-demand connectivity and satellite operations.

Discover the fast track for on-demand, cloud-based space data provided to the private space sector, academia, and science community at a fraction of the current cost.

When: Wednesday, 17th March 2021 14:00 CET

Where: in Zoom, Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

What to expect?

13:50 – 14:00 Online Check-in
14:00 – 14:10 Introduction
14:10 – 14:20 What is the Space Data Gateway service? – Presentation of the SDG context, purpose, and its Early Adopters’ Programme
14:30 – 14:50 Technical framework and advantages for Early Adopters (EnduroSat)
14:50 – 15:10 Q&A

For more details about the Space Data Gateway, visit https://spacedatagateway.com

DIAS Environments, the platforms for open access to Copernicus and Galileo data and information

To facilitate and standardise access to data, the European Commission has funded the deployment of five cloud-based platforms providing centralised access to Copernicus data and information, as well as to processing tools. These platforms are known as the DIAS, or Data and Information Access Services.

This webinar will be held by Dr Sc (Eng.) Przemysław Kupidura, Associate Professor at the Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography, expert of the Polish Space Agency and Creotech Instruments SA.

His research ranges across digital image processing, machine learning, and remote sensing imagery applications. Authored several textbooks on mathematical morphology in the processing and analysis of digital images. He has a vast and rich experience as a lecturer and workshop leader and has conducted numerous trainings for various institutional partners, including the European Space Agency (Copernicus Relays). In addition, he is a Co-founder and co-owner of Orbitile, a company that draws upon expert knowledge to put satellite imaging to practical uses in different sectors of industry, agriculture, and others.

🌍 If you want to learn more about the DIAS platforms, we invite you to attend our free webinar on February 25th, 15.00 (GMT+2). The session will be in English.

Agenda:

15.00 – Welcome

Heleri Holm – Go2Space HUBs Tallinn Coordinator, Tehnopol
Jaroslaw Soltys, Technology Partners, Poland

15.05 – DIAS: the platforms for open access to Copernicus data & information

Dr Sc (Eng.) Przemysław Kupidura, Associate Professor at the Warsaw University of Technology. Expert of the Polish Space Agency and Creotech Instruments S.A.

1. Introduction to remote sensing and optical imaging
2. The most important characteristics of satellite imagery
3. Introduction of radar remote sensing
4. Overview of other types of remote sensing data
5. Methods of information extraction from remote sensing data
6. Copernicus Programme
7. Examples of remote sensing applications
8. CreoDIAS platform
9. Galileo – Europe’s satellite navigation

17.00 – The End

International Day of Women & Girls in Science

To celebrate the International Day of Women & Girls in Science, Go2Space-HUBs haa interviewed four of the participants in the HUB Coimbra’s Incubation Program:

  • Inês Moreira from Staruplo
  • Ana Silva from Space4agro
  • Helena Calado from Ambrosio+
  • Belen Andrés from Teraqua Space

You can find the videos below:

#Go2SpaceHackathon. Online, 15-20 February, 2021

Go2Space-HUBs, Sacyr and the DIAS Platforms have teamed up to challenge to find technological solutions using earth observation data that facilitate the planning of the infrastructure design, construction and operation process. You can win 6.000€ + access to our Acceleration Program!


A week dedicated to the DIAS Platforms and Earth Observation Data to exploit them in a commercial way:

  • Training sessions about DIAS Platforms and Earth Observation Data
  • Use cases with sector’s referents and start-ups
  • Hackathon’s journeys for working in teams to solve challenges

Who are we looking for?

Entrepreneurs, researchers, PhD’s & Masters’ students, start-ups, scale-ups, SMEs and investors.

You can participate as…

  • Challenge owner
  • Sponsor
  • Speaker
  • Volunteer
  • Participant

Thematic Areas:

  • ‘Space-related projects for a digitalized Europe’ (e.g. big data, IoT, smart cities, smart transport)
  • ‘Space-related projects and applications to solve the Sustainable Development Goals’ (e.g. low carbon future, social impact)
  • ‘Space-related projects in Defence & Security’ (e.g. cyber, military, big data, fintech)
  • ‘Spacetech Excellence’ (space upstream & downstream sector)

Benefits of participating:

  • Space Ecosystem and networking
  • A catalyst for agents from space sector
  • European Event – Visibility
  • Specialized Knowledge Space Data Exploitation
  • Challenges solving

AGENDA

We need your talent and creative mind!

OPEN CALL: Apply to the 2nd edition of the Go2Space-HUBs Acceleration Program

We are looking for 10 established start-ups/scale-ups for acceleration.

Cut dates: 5 February and 5 March, 2021

The 2nd edition of the Go2Space-HUBs Acceleration Program is open. It is targeted at start-ups and scale-ups that work in the Space Sector, in the following thematic areas:

  • ‘Space-related projects for a digitalized Europe’ (e.g. big data, IoT, smart cities, smart transport)
  • ‘Space-related projects and applications to solve the Sustainable Development Goals’ (e.g. low carbon future, social impact)
  • ‘Space-related projects in Defence & Security’ (e.g. cyber, military, big data, fintech)
  • ‘Spacetech Excellence’ (space upstream & downstream sector)

Ten selected companies will be involved in an intensive three-month acceleration program of online training and individual mentoring.

Moreover, the participants will attend networking activities with experts from government, industry, research and investment sectors, and participate in events on the space sector, where they will present their solutions to potential investors and find strategic partners to grow their business globally.

A high impact program based in the HUB Madrid (Spain) at UC3M Science Park, where participants will receive, during three months, extensive online training and individualized mentoring in market and investment readiness, reinforcing technology base and reviewing operations management. It will also include sessions for the knowledge, management and data processing of the Earth observation platform DIAS Environment, on European financing programs, including the SME Instrument that finances innovative projects and on the Technology Portfolio of the European Space Agency (ESA).

Some figures of the First Edition:

  • 40 hours of training
  • More than 10 trainers
  • Individualized and specific Mentoring
  • 6 International Events

Meet some of the participants in the 1st edition here

Meet some of our mentors here

Go2Space-HUBS: The support and guidance you need to get your start-up/scale-up to the next level!

Madrid Space, start-up participating in Go2Space-HUBs Acceleration Program, is one of the founding members of MINSC

Five start-ups in the aerospace sector: BH Dynamics, Radian Systems, Anzen Engineering, ienai SPACE and Madrid Space -one of the companies of the first edition of our Acceleration Program-,  have come together to give life to the first consortium of companies in the Madrid region focused on the ‘New Space’. These last three companies are ESA BIC Madrid Region incubatees being Madrid Space graduated from the program already.

MINSC, Madrid Innovation and New Space Cluster, based in the UC3M Science Park, is a response to the growing interest and demand around small satellites, and specifically nanosatellites (those with weights less than 10 kg), a booming segment within the space sector with an annual market of $ 14 billion worldwide.

Among the objectives of the consortium are to promote dissemination, research and generation of knowledge around the “New Space”, as well as properly economic activities. The consortium seeks to facilitate collaborations with research centers and large companies, through the execution of projects that benefit from the consortiates’ own knowledge, among which are includes the ability to perform thermal, structural, reliability and radiation analyzes of the space environment or the manufacture of key systems in satellites such as on-board computers, power systems, thermal control and propulsion.

To demonstrate the potential of these synergies, the consortium hopes to launch the CIBELES (CubeSat for Innovative and Baseline ELEments in Space) nanosatellite, named in honor of the well-known enclave of the capital. It is a 5 kg platform that will be put into orbit in early 2022 to demonstrate some of the proprietary technologies developed by companies consortiums.

Two of our companies have been selected for the Venture Academies

Two of the participants in our Acceleration Program have been selected for the Venture Academies (Tech Tour Space Investment Programme), with live feedback from investors and experts about their business model and presentation skills to help them to get ready to pitch in front of investors and better communicate their value proposition.

They will also participate in an investor pitching event with a dedicated slot to present their value proposition and investment need to the audience and pre-arranged one2one meetings with investors.

These companies are:

You can see the programme of the pitching sessions here

The Tech Tour Space Investment Programme is designed to help European start-ups developing tech solutions in the Space sector or developing applications based on satellite data to boost their investment readiness and build relations with investors.

The Tech Tour Space Investment programme is organised by Tech Tour, in collaboration with acceleration and incubation programmes such as Go2Space-HubsPoint.IoT, the Copernicus accelerator.

Now available the videos of the DIAS environment webinars

If you couldn’t attend our free webinars related to the DIAS platforms for open access to Copernicus data & information, don’t worry! You can watch the videos below.

In these two sessions, D.Sc. Przemysław Kupidura, Associate Professor at the Warsaw University of Technology and expert of the Polish Space Agency and Creotech Instruments S.A., explain us all about these platforms.

But also we had two demos: ‘Galileo prospects and opportunities on applying the European GNSS system’ with Luisa Bastos and ‘Earth observation and monitoring: The Copernicus programme and ESA’s Sentinel missions’ with Cidália Fonte, in the HUB Coimbra session.

And in the HUB Madrid session, one of the companies participating in our Acceleration Program, Space Sur, show us an interesting use case: ‘Copernicus-Based Population Estimation Solution for Efficient Vaccination Campaigns’.

HUB Madrid session, 10 December 2020

HUB Coimbra session, 2 December 2020

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Go2Space-HUBs has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870370.

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