ESA Φ-week gets digital
The Φ-week is an interactive conference organised by ESA with a focus on Earth Observation (EO) Open Science and Future EO. The conference is an opportunity for emerging space investors, tech leaders, entrepreneurs, space scientists and EO researchers to explore new prospects for cutting-edge technologies.
The Φ-week is hosted at the European Space Agency’s (ESA) ESRIN site in Italy. In 2019, the event gathered 600 people from 38 countries and included over 80 oral presentations, 150 posters, and 40 exhibitors. The Φ-week also included a variety of side events such as workshops, round tables, hackathons and start up tables.
This year’s event will be entirely virtual due to the COVID-19 restrictions and focus on the concept of “Digital Twin Earth’’ – an Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven digital replica of our planet. This replica leverages the full power of AI, Earth Science and Modelling, cloud computing and Earth-scale environmental, societal and economic data into actionable insights for scientists, political and economic decision makers.
Follow InCubed at the ɸ-week 2020:
- “Downstream Industry for Digital Twin Earth – II” Session
Wednesday 30 September
Amanda Reagan, Head of the ɸ-lab Invest Office and responsible for InCubed management, will chair a session dedicated to the Downstream Industry for Digital Twin Earth with representatives of a few companies co-funded by InCubed such as Charlotte Kelly (Techworks Marine), and other commercial actors such as Peter Platzer (Spire), Adina Gillespie (GHG sat) and Marco Esposito (Cosine).
- “Growing European Earth Observation Business: Funding Opportunities and the Investor Perspective” side event
Friday 2 October
The Φ-lab Invest Office team, responsible for the management of InCubed programme, will present the different opportunities of funding for activities related to EO. Some venture capitalist will also give their perspective, and time will be left for interaction with the audience and attendee’s questions.
When: 28 September – 02 October 2020
To know more, see the full programme and register: https://phiweek.esa.int/