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FabSpace 2.0: Universities Fostering Open Innovation Enabled by Earth Observation and Geo-spatial Information

Maranesi, Marcello and Mothe, Josiane and Barbier, Christian and Islam, Md Bayzidul and Turek, Agnieszka and Marantos, Charalampos FabSpace 2.0: Universities Fostering Open Innovation Enabled by Earth Observation and Geo-spatial Information. (2018) In: University-Industry Interaction Conference (UIIN 2018), 20 June 2018 - 22 June 2018 (London, United Kingdom).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenedo.2557661

Abstract

The investments made by the European Commission, the European Space Agency and the Member States in the Earth Observation downstream sector are fostering the development and operationalization of innovative applications and several governmental and industrial customers are progressively adopting them within e-Government and Industry 4.0 initiatives. In this context universities must endorse a new role beyond knowledge providers: they need to become cocreators of innovations and key actors along the Science 2.0 principles. FabSpace 2.0 is a project funded under the H2020 EU Programme that aims at stimulating open-innovation in Earth Observation (EO) and Geo-spatial Information (GI) with a catalysing role of universities that will bring together students, researchers, SMEs, civil society organizations, corporates and public authorities to solve everyday challenges. To do this, the project sets-up and operates opens spaces for innovation to create innovative applications and services using EO data and GI technologies. To have a cross exchange of competences and best practices, a European network of six founder FabSpaces has been established in France, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy and Poland and the extension of the network to fourteen new FabSpaces, at European and International level, has been implemented through a call for expression of interest. This paper presents the FabSpace 2.0 project, describes the approach followed to foster open innovation enabled by EO and GI and provides a first set of outcomes and results achieved in the first two years of project execution.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Other partners > Technische Universität Darmstadt (GERMANY)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Other partners > Institute of Communications and Computer Systems - ICCS (GREECE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Liège (BELGIUM)
Other partners > Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata" (ITALY)
Other partners > Warsaw University of Technology (POLAND)
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Horizon 2020 : Programme européen pour la recherche et le développement 2014-2020 (Europe)
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