an open innovation network

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, Alexander Los, Joris Kruse, Valentijn Venus and Linda van Duivenbode joined forces in this foundation.

Clients, Partners & associates

Space technology transfer

Making space data 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.

Open Lab

TinkerLab serves and assists in spatial data analyis 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 assists in spatial data analysis

Tenderdesk

The Space sector in dialogue how space can respond to socio- economic and environmental problems, today, and in the future

Media

Interactive experiences on the groundstation platform. Engagement with individuals, companies, knowledge organizations in our community.

dotSPACE Team

Jeanette Smittenaar

Management & Office

Linda van Duivenbode

Coordinator Tenderdesk

Martijn Seijger

Managing Director

Remco Timmermans

Coordinator Content & Media

Leander F. Loomans

Junior Software engineer

Stef Haarler

Junior Researcher

Joris Kruse

Innovation Director

Valentijn Venus

Coordinator Openlab

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