Space data hold an untapped potential for addressing our current challenges in public health, food security, smart cities, improving agricuture. Data from EO satellites contribute to many activities in tracking, predicting and monitoring earth.
We support potential end-users of satellite applications with our network to make experience and expertise available. The foundation creates awareness in value creation of new satellite applications. We provide feedback based on fieldwork to policy makers regarding innovation and valorisation of earth observation technology.
DotSPACE is a not-for-profit foundation publicly funded and helping to accelerate the Space Campus ecosystem of the Netherlands.
The foundation is focused on education, exploration & creation by means of remote sensing technologies.
The DotSPACE foundation 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. The initiators Martijn Seijger, Joris Krüse and Linda van Duivenbode joined forces in this foundation
Making space data & technology manageable and comprehensive for end-users and maximising the value of unique Earth Observation data is what drives dotSPACE. By opening ‘The Groundstation’: a space data expert centre, dotSPACE became a landmark for space data use on the Space Campus in Noordwijk.
The activities of the foundation are dedicated to cluster relevant national and international players to respond to new opportunities utilizing satellite data. With an active approach in building consortia, searching for required skills, their 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 dotSPACE plans to organise frequent master classes on the Space Campus and to continue tender desk activities and other programs to effectively stimulate new applications, new opportunities, new markets and create more jobs. Each euro invested in satellite technology represents a high return of investment, with lots of business opportunities.
With our services we want to maximize value using earth observation data. Data experiments and tinkering in an open lab setting. Knowledge transfer from Space to non space environments. Financing and tendersupport of Innovation projects with space data. User engagement via our online platform.
The dotSPACE foundation is co-financed by het Province of South Holland
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