Overview of seminar «How to create a start-up project using the European Copernicus Programme opportunities» on 21 June in St. Petersburgh





On June 21, 2019 an Information and practical seminar How to create a start-up project using the European Copernicus Programme opportunities? was held within the second day of the VI National Forum of information and communication technologies IT Dialog-2019.

Participants of the seminar were representatives of public authorities, public, private and educational sectors interested in using satellite data.

Andrei Kashin, Head of Infrastructure Technology and Integration Systems Development Department, on behalf of the Committee on IT and Communications welcomed the participants. He mentioned that the Committee on IT and Communications is interested in the BalticSatApps implementation and highlighted that the main idea of the project is in line with the government and public initiatives on enhancing the level of satellite data use.

Maria Kuzko, Executive director of Non-commercial Partnership «European-Russian InnoPartnership», project manager, presented a common information and project relevant activities as well as outlined plans for the next six months.

Kirill Kozlov, Earth Observation expert of Non-commercial Partnership «European-Russian InnoPartnership», reviewed and summarized the project researches results that are aimed at identification of users needs and requirements.

Due to the fact that the event was focused on raising awareness of satellite data use and the European experience exchange two presentations were made by: Maria Ponomarenko, Earth Observation specialist, SPb IAC, presented the European Copernicus Programme opportunities for Russian start-ups; Olga Bodet, CEO, Zero Gravity Oy (Helsinki, Finland) shared the European experience of start-ups creation and invited target groups representatives to participate more actively in the international hackathons and competitions.

In practical part, Maria Ponomarenko presented the information interface opportunities that will be created within this project. The planning interface was introduced as a convenient communication point between the Copernicus programme and the Russian end users. The seminar ended with organizing a dialog between the target groups´ representatives.


Non-commercial Partnership «European-Russian InnoPartnership», under the support of Committee on IT and Communications, Government of St.Petersburg, St. Petersburg State Unitary Enterprise St. Petersburg Information and Analytical Centre (hereinafter – SPb IAC) with experts support from St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (hereinafter – SPIIRAS).

The event was organized within BalticSatApps project (The Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020). BalticSatApps project aims to speed up the market uptake of open Earth Observation satellite data in the following application areas: environmental protection, regional planning, agriculture and forestry, climate change and the development of the tourism Sector in the Baltic Sea region.