EUREKA meets the Atlantic
Earth Observation driving innovation for digital transformation, green transition and sustainable development
We are hosting a second Eureka meets the Atlantic event, which will focus on how Earth Observation is key for sustainable development through green and digital innovation.
Our Eureka meets the Atlantic event will take place 21 and 22 February in Cape Town, South Africa with live online streaming. Registration is free but there is limited seating for in-person attendance in the beautiful city of Cape Town.
This event will promote companies who are addressing global development priorities, which are of the highest importance for Eureka members and African countries alike, to tackle the critical challenges arising for example, climate change. Foremost, this event will also contribute to the ongoing green transition policy debate whilst addressing the need for increased development, building on the best innovations and encourage future advancements and highlight where Earth Observation plays a key role. Also, the imperative role of the New Space community and new generation of entrepreneurs in the discussions will mean all opportunities presented can be exploited.
To support the development of innovative Earth Observation solutions, this event will promote the Copernicus User Uptake initiative, which links European and South African selected startups and SMEs, working on Copernicus services.
The goal is to initiate or further develop collaboration with countries in Africa and Latin America by involving diverse communities in coastal regions. “Eureka meets the Atlantic” is a series of events in five Atlantic cities (Lisbon, Boston, Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro and Oslo), where innovation will play a key role in overcoming the recovery period from the crisis associated with the current health pandemic. The international thematic events allow stakeholders from governments, research organisations and industries to come together and discuss new projects, establish global business partnerships, and showcase innovation.
It is time for collective action. Research and sustainable innovation must deliver game-changing technological advancements that are fair, affordable, scalable, and accessible to everyone.
Eureka is the world’s biggest public network for international cooperation in R&D and innovation, present in over 45 countries. Since 1985, it has funded and supported the R&D and innovation of thousands of ground-breaking commercialised products, processes or services that have positively impacted economic growth and people’s lives.
Eureka gives you the freedom to create your ideal consortium and decide the technological focus of your international R&D projects. The programmes are flexible and open to startups, SMEs, large companies, research organisations and universities.