an open innovation network

Space data hold untapped potential for addressing our current challenges in public health, food security, smart cities, and improving agriculture. Data from EO satellites contribute to many activities in tracking, predicting and monitoring the earth.

Groundstation.SPACE supports potential end-users of satellite applications with its network to make experience and expertise available. This platform creates awareness of the value creation of new satellite applications. It provides feedback based on fieldwork to policymakers regarding innovation and valorisation of earth observation technology.

Groundstation.SPACE is focused on education, exploration & creation using remote sensing technologies.

The platform is set up within a ‘triple helix innovation framework’ of academia (universities), industry and government to foster economic and social development.

It was founded in 2016 to respond to the growing need for innovation with remote sensing data. It is hosted and maintained by the dotSPACE foundation

Clients, Partners & associates

Space technology transfer

Making space data & technology manageable and comprehensive for end-users and maximising the value of unique Earth Observation data drives dotSPACE. By opening ‘The Groundstation’: a space data expert centre, the Groundstation.SPACE became a landmark for space data use on the Space Campus in Noordwijk.

The activities cluster relevant national and international players to respond to new opportunities utilising satellite data. With an active approach to building consortia, searching for required skills, expertise and guidance to successfully apply for Earth Observation-related tenders provides a fertile ground for companies to cooperate and share knowledge.

In the upcoming years, the Groundstation.SPACE plans to organise regular master classes on the Space Campus and to continue tender desk activities and other programs to effectively stimulate new applications, new opportunities, and new markets and create more jobs. Each euro invested in satellite technology represents a high return on investment, with lots of business opportunities.

With the Groundstation.SPACE, we want to maximise value using earth observation data. Data experiments and tinkering in an open lab setting. Knowledge transfer from Space to non-space environments. Financing and tender support of Innovation projects with space data. User engagement via our online platform.

Open Lab

TinkerLab serves and assists in spatial data analysis using Geographical Information Systems and remote sensing software with a coaching network.

Knowledge Transfer

Sharing knowledge in collaboration with Universities, Space data Companies, and European remote sensing institutes to assist in spatial data analysis


The Space sector is in dialogue about how space can respond to socioeconomic and environmental problems today and in the future


Interactive experiences on the ground station platform. Engagement with individuals, companies, and knowledge organisations in our community.


Linda van Duivenbode

Member of the board

Martijn Seijger

Member of the board


Member of the board

Remco Timmermans

Content & Media

Andrei Bocin-Dumitriu

Senior consultant

Nataliia Demchuk


Leander F. Loomans


Kacia Rutkoŭskaja

Consultant Marketing & PR

Tessa Buckley


Dimitra Stefoudi




Gabriela Quintana Sánchez


What our partners say

"Bringing companies and other parties such as universities together, this tenderdesk and activation programme is an excellent instrument to join forces and achieve more together to win these European tenders. It gives us the opportunity to benefit from the assets Space Campus as a European space hub has to offer"
Esther Peters
director of Space Campus Noordwijk.
“The masterclass of dotSPACE has proved to be of great value for the province of Zuid-Holland. A dedicated group of colleagues has emerged and we now – more and more - consider Earth observation as a solution to some problems in our province. Current projects include visualising the subsidence of a road and exploring ways for measuring subsidence in rural areas. Using satellite data can help us take timely and efficient measures,”
Koen Vredebregt
province of Zuid-Holland
”This platform offers a innovative and fun way to share our knowledge of the EO opportunities at hand”
Fons Nelen
Director at Nelen & Schuurmans
”dotSPACE brought a new innovative impuls in the South Holland region”
Bert Klarus
Senior business developer at Innovation Quarter

The dotSPACE foundation is co-financed by het Province of South Holland