Space Wisdom For Smart Cities

Space Wisdom For Smart Cities

Delivering high tech solutions to support cities’ resilience and sustainability

When: 9 June 2021, 13:00-15:00
Location: Online
Organiser: Ideas from Europe and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
Language: English
Host: Martijn Seijger, board member dotSPACE


You can watch the session online here!


This session brings together the worlds of satellite data / applications and smart cities in an open discussion to increase the uptake of satellite-based geoinformation (with focus on EU flagship programmes Galileo and Copernicus) in operational services addressing smart city challenges, contributing to the data-driven economy. 




  • Jean-Pierre Beunen, Program Director Smart Society & Sport at KPN
  • Francesca del Monaco, Project Manager at ViaSat Netherlands
  • Irene Benito Rodríguez, Satellite Imagery for Government at Planet 
  • Ron Valk, Director Consulting Services Space at CGI  
  • Coco Antonissen, Advisor Satellite Applications at Netherlands Space Office  
  • Alexander Los, Researcher and Lecturer at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS)
  • Elsa Durieux, Sustainable Finance, Smart Cities and Business at ICLEI

In collaboration with:

    • Richard and Lieke Lamb, Future Expertise Center
    • Joris Kruse, AI coalition
    • Grazia Fiore, Eurisy
    • Judith Borsboom, European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities.