The BalticSatApps project has conducted innovation generation activities that have aimed at the creation of new EO-leveraging services and startup companies. These activities have taken place in the form of innovation competitions and hackathons.
The innovation promotion activities in BalticSatApps were conducted in collaboration between experts in various areas of expertise: EO user uptake and EO data use, education facilities, and science and technology parks. As one of the central findings of the project, it was noticed that due to the complexity of the thematic area of EO, it was often most fruitful to conduct longer-time spanning innovation activities, instead of short-term activities. During longer-term activities, the participants were given lectures, hands-on support, and more time overall to develop their solution ideas, when compared with more traditional hackathon activities.
The work conducted in EO innovation promotion has been documented in the form of a manual on how to arrange innovation generation events in EO.