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An industry-led Forum for Innovation and Research in European Earth Observation

Objective

As Europe’s Forum for Innovation and Research in Earth Observation, FIRE aims to build a strong community and a well-defined, recurrent process that will help to capture the “now” and to shape the “tomorrow” of the European EO sector. To achieve this overarching objective, FIRE will nurture the coordinated exchanges between innovators, policy-makers, technologists, businesspeople and researchers, towards designing a long-term Research and Innovation Strategy that will guide the development, delivery and uptake of EO services for the benefit of economy and society. The practical steps to get there are reflected onto the 4 specific objectives: O1: Build a community of research and innovation actors with the mission to keep a finger on the pulse of different market sectors that can benefit from EO-services enabled value. O2: Foster the coordinated interaction between the identified EO and non-EO actors, through a series of events and on-line tools. O3: Develop and implement a collaborative and integrated European research and innovation strategy that will guide the development, delivery and uptake of EO services. O4: Maximise the impact of project activities through a well-defined and appropriate communications strategy and a robust sustainability plan. These objectives are tackled through a Four Pillar approach of Collecting background information and relevant sector actors; Conversing with these actors and EO sector experts to identify EO target market pain points and developing a roadmap to ameliorate these pains through uptake of EO technologies; Collaborating with the broad existing network of GEO and Copernicus initiatives to maximise EU funding efficiencies; and Communicating the results of these discussions within the target market sectors and beyond through an exciting online mechanisms (incl. dedicated YouTube channel ) and a cross-sectoral EO-Evangelist promotional campaign.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2019-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF REMOTE SENSING COMPANIES
Address
Rue Beranger 26
1190 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 500 500

Participants (3)

VERHAERT NEW PRODUCTS & SERVICES NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 214 875
Address
Hogenakkerhoekstraat 21
9150 Kruibeke
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EVENFLOW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 237 000
Address
Rue De La Loi 26, Boite 7
1040 Etterbeek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ETHNIKO ASTEROSKOPEIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 47 000
Address
Lofos Nymfon
11810 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations