EUREKA meets the Atlantic
Disruptive Innovation through Space and Blue Economy Interactions
The third “Eureka meets the Atlantic” will focus on how innovation based on Earth Observation (EO) can be disruptive in the current status quo of the blue economy.
Co-organized by the Portuguese Chairmanship of the Eureka Network, the Technological Park of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), and the Brazilian National Association of Entities Promoting Innovative Enterprises (ANPROTEC), this event will focus on the promotion of entities which are not only bringing disruptive innovation about, but are also doing so in a sustainable fashion, aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Furthermore, the event will contribute to fostering the debate regarding funding sources and multilateral funding opportunities for collaboration between SMEs from Europe and from Brazil.
To foster the debate and development of innovative EO solutions, this event will be promoting an action under the Framework Programme – Copernicus User Uptake initiative to link European and Brazilian Start-ups and SMEs to work on Copernicus based products and services. Through this action, business to business (B2B) pitching will take place. This will involve European and Brazilian SMEs who are working on Copernicus products and who have manifested knowledge of both European and Brazilian markets. These SMEs have displayed an interest in fostering growth to participate in this event, enabling the dialogue with their counterparts and creating more opportunities for collaboration and mutual development.
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