Serco Europe, a leading provider of services to the space sector, announces a key partnership with Starburst, the world-renowned aerospace accelerator, with the objective of increasing the uptake of Earth Observation data and space applications by startup organisations and their ecosystem.
By joining forces, Serco Europe and Starburst will play a strategic role in facilitating the access and management of Earth Observation and Space data for startups.
As part of the partnership, Starburst will offer a wide range of accelerator and innovation programmes for entrepreneurs in Europe and beyond. Earth observation data processed by Serco will be used by the company to provide startups with tailored support at each stage of their growth. Serco and Starburst will also invest in the education for non-expert users, with structured training, events, hackathons and webinars.
Serco Europe is responsible for the archiving, management and dissemination of Copernicus data and information through ONDA DIAS, a cloud-based platform with access to geospatial data, which aims to facilitate data exploration and boost the development of innovative applications using Earth Observation data.
Guido Vingione, Serco Space Business Development Director, says: “Through this new partnership, Serco Europe goes a step further in contributing to the new space economy for the development of value-added geospatial solutions. Strengthening partnerships with tech accelerators is crucial, as we are committed to foster the use of Space and Earth Observation data to new users and increase its accessibility to non-expert users”.
Mathias de Dampierre, Managing Director Starburst France, says: "We are deeply honored by the trust expressed by Serco through this partnership, a key player of the space industry. Supporting innovators of the Space industry globally is at the core of Starburst's DNA. Starburst will mobilise its network and expertise to identify new innovative solutions around space data, a key technological sovereignty issue for the future”.