6th Annual ARTES Applications Workshop

ARTES Applications Workshop 2016 - Event Photo Gallery

On 28 – 29 April the 6th annual ARTES Applications Workshop took place in Brussels. This year’s workshop was jointly organised by the IAP team and the Belgian Science Policy Office, Belspo, and was held at the Brusssels 44 Center.

The event was very well attended, with more than 230 participants from many parts of Europe. Thirteen service providers exhibited their products and services in the demo corners.

In the opening session, Amnon Ginati, who established the Integrated Applications Promotion (IAP) programme at ESA, gave a lively and entertaining speech about the many challenges he and his IAP colleagues had faced in the beginning and the excellent results IAP has been able to achieve.

A special feature of this year's workshop was the Space Business Idea Challenge, organised in collaboration with the Vlerick Business School, Belgium. From the open call, six teams were selected to give presentations. The jury selected the three best ideas, and the winning teams were awarded prizes and will receive further support from ESA to implement their ideas.


The presentations from the workshop may be downloaded below.

SessionTopicSpeaker & organisation
Introduction session:
Startups, SME's and Space applications
Room: Auditorium
Keynote speeches by guest speakers from following organisations:  
Belgian Science Policy OfficeJacques Nijskens (Belspo)
European Space AgencyMagali Vaissiere (ESA),
Amnon Ginati (ESA)
Enterpreneurship vs. ManagementHans Crijns (Vlerick Business School)
Maritime challenges and the contribution of SpaceLeendert Bal (EMSA)
Session 1:
Panel discussion on ARTES Applications and complementary funding opportunities
Chairman: Elia Montanari (ESA)
Room: Auditorium
Funding Opportunities under the ARTES Applications Programme
(download all presentations for this session)
Amnon Ginati (ESA)
Space for Mediterranean Acceleration ProgrammeYoussef Hammidadin (Oasis500)
Seraphim Space Fund James Bruegger (Seraphim)
Ovinto: testimonial on funding challengesFrederic Ronse (Ovinto)
Geosatis: testimonial on successful raising of external capital Urs Hunkeler (Geosatis)
 Avia-GIS: testimonial on successful raising of external capitalGuy Hendrickx (Avia-GIS)
Session 2.A:
Space 4 Transport
Chairwoman: Rita Rinaldo (ESA)
Room: Auditorium
Introduction to ARTES Applications transport projects portfolio analysis Rita Rinaldo (ESA)
EuroPORT: Optimising Intermodal Freight Transport through European PortsJoao Sequeira (GMV)
RTICM: Real-Time and Intelligent Cargo MonitoringGerd Eiden (Luxspace)
Advanced SAT-AIS Maritime Applications Simon Chesworth (Exact Earth) and Jon Farrington (Roke)
DG-Trac: Support of dangerous goods transport in the medical sectorHarold Linke (HITEC Luxembourg S.A. )
Skyliberty: Air navigation safety for general aviationNicolas Hanse (ESNAH)
Session 2.B:Masterclass: How to convince investors?Cedric Donck (Vlerick Business School)
Masterclass: How to convince investors
Room: Break-out room
Session 3:
Space 3 Green energy
Chairwoman: Carla Signorini
Room: Auditorium
Introduction by the ESA Directorate of Technical and Quality ManagementCarla Signorini (ESA)
UK ambassador platform for offshore renewable energyCallum Norrie (Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult)
Sewiss: Space Enabled Wind Installation Site ScreeningPaolo Senes (Optimize group)
CSP-FoSyS: Concentrating Solar Power Forecast SystemZeyad Yasser (TSK Flagsol GMBH)
Session 4.A:
Turning EU directives into business opportunities
Chairman: Leendert Bal (EMSA)
Room: Break-out room
Introduction to space applications in support of waste managementTony Sephton (ESA)
Steam: RPAS to help EU Member States enforce the EU sulphur emissions directivePierre Debusschere (CLS)
ICWM4MED: Monitoring of Coastal Water Quality Paulo Manunta (Planetek)
Cymons: Cyanobacterial monitoring services for operational management of surface watersMarco Pieterse (Blueleg Monitor)
Session 4.B:
Space weather: Application opportunities
Chairman: Jan Dettmann (ESA)
Room: Auditorium
Introduction to Space weather in ARTES ApplicationsJan Dettmann (ESA)
ESA Space Situational Awareness: Space weather and possible applicationsAlexi Glover (ESA)
Swair - Space Weather Impact on GNSS service for Air NavigationPaulo Martins (Present Technologies)
Session 5:
Satcom operators initiatives to attract innovation
Chairman: Francesco Felliciani (ESA)
Room: Auditorium
Open the way to new ideasFrancesco Feliciani (ESA)
Satlas: SatCom Service IncubatorManuel Cuba (SES)
High Capacity Satellite (HCS) Applications Factory initiativeShahida Barick, Carlene Lyttle, Michelle Kennedy (ViaSat UK)
Session 6.A:
Different paths leading to ARTES Applications
Chairman: Nicolas Helssen (ESA/BELSPO)
Room: Auditorium
Introduction to ESA ARTES Applications Ambassador platformNorbert Huebner (ESA)
Snowsense: from IAP Prize and to Demo ProjectFlorian Appel (Vista GMBH)
Technology Transfer Programme Office broker networkSam Waes (Verhaert)
Profumo and Sympa: from EC-FP7 to ARTES ApplicationsAlessandra Settin (Vitrociset)
Session 6.B:
Space & Crowdsourcing: What's possible?
Chairman: Gonzalo Martin De Mercado (ESA)
Room: Break-out room
Introduction to big data for space applications Gonzalo Martin De Mercado (ESA)
Aircheckr: Air Quality check service using satellite imagery and crowdsourcingNicolas Dosslaere (Nazka Maps)
New Commons: Urban forestry montioring using satellite imagery and crowdsourcingPaul Hickey (Breadboard Labs)
Simona: Satellite assets Integration for Maritime situatiON AwarenessSalvatore Castiglione (Engineering Ingegneria Informatica) & Valerio Corini (Nais Solutions)
Session 7:Introduction to the ESA space 4 rail portalMichele Castorina (ESA)
Space 4 RailwayERTMS evolution, the role of satellitesChiel Spaans (ERA)
Chairman: Michele Castorina (ESA)How Satellite Navigation is contributing to a more efficient European TransportFiammetta Diani (GSA)
Room: AuditoriumSamolosa: Satellite Monitoring for Logistics SafetyFrederic Ronse (Ovinto)
 EOMST: Satellite Internet Broadband on trainsPierre Eisenmann (21Net)
 3insat: GNSS and Satcom Integrated applications for the Evolution of ERTMSFrancesco Rispoli (Ansaldo)
Session 8: Pitching presentations of Space Business Idea Challenge finalistsCedric Donck (Vlerick Business School)
Space Business Idea Challenge: Pitch deck
Room: Auditorium
Session 9: IntroductionDavid Praet (Belspo)
European service - Global reachProfessional IP services for Africa and Middle EastCaroline De Vos (SatADSL)
Chairman: David Praet (BELSPO)Vecmap: Mosquito Habitat MappingGuy Hendrickx (Avia-GIS)
Room: AuditoriumSaltwater: Surface Water MonitoringMarco Pieterse (Blueleg Monitor)
 Geo-SHM: Structural health monitoring of bridgesXiaolin Meng (Nottingham univ.)












18 December 2015
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