The competition organisers are grateful for the support of the following organisations in raising awareness of the Farming by Satellite Prize:
Copernicus is the most ambitious Earth observation programme to date. It will provide accurate, timely and easily accessible information to improve the management of the environment, understand and mitigate the effects of climate change and ensure civil security.
EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service) is Europe's first concrete venture into satellite navigation. Essentially a ‘pre-Galileo' system, EGNOS uses geostationary satellites and a network of ground stations to receive, analyse and augment GPS, and in the next version Galileo signals.
The Centre for Satellite Navigation Hesse (www.cesah.com) is located in close vicinity to the European Space Operations Centre ESOC and manages the ESA Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC) Darmstadt. The centre supports the development of business ideas and start-up companies with a focus on Satellite Navigation and Geoinformation. In addition, cesah is also the ESA Technology Transfer Broker for Germany.
The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent innovation and technology company, created to foster growth across the economy through the exploitation of space. It helps organisations make use of and benefit from satellite technologies, and brings together multi-disciplinary teams to generate ideas and solutions in an open innovation environment.
The Satellite Applications Catapult is one of a network of centres established by the Technology Strategy Board to accelerate the take up of emerging technologies and drive economic growth. A not for profit company, the Catapult provides facilities, platforms and expert knowledge to enable the translation of ideas from concept to market.
The guiding purpose of Aerospace Valley is to leverage the competitiveness and visibility of its some 644 members, both on the national and international scene, as well as to optimize the attractiveness of the Aquitaine and Midi-Pyrénées regions, by fostering the development of networks and collaborative initiatives.
Aerospace Valley fulfils this mission by leveraging the two regions’ assets in terms of research, innovation, and know-how, by supporting the growth of SMEs and by fostering cooperation between SMEs, industry leaders, investors, and research organizations.