A Smart City is a place where traditional networks and services are made more efficient and beneficial through the use of digital and telecommunication technologies.
While telecommunication (broadcast) and positioning (navigation) are well established, the market for observation with remote sensing technologies (Earth observation) is slower to develop. This observational data can be of great value in developing new information services in monitoring, management of resources, and decision-making.
Together with our partner dotSPACE we are looking into the opportunities to integrate satellite-based information services into the smart city environment.
OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS
Data generated by satellites (Earth observation, navigation and communication) provide a rich catalogue for the development of smart city applications.
Startups and SMEs struggle to launch their new products and services to public buyers. More transparency and alignment with the innovation agenda of governments will help to develop more complete solutions.
The space industry operates in an international playing field, and matching that value chain in a local context requires much effort and information provisioning to the supply and demand side.
Representatives from these organisations: European Commission, DotSpace, Netherlands Space Office, Royal Haskoning DHV, Climate KIC Benelux, VNG, GEObusiness Nederland, EURISY, ICLEI, Water Partner Foundation, Spacened.