Zero Gravity Oy CEO – Olga Bodet is invited speaker at Copernicus outreach activities together with invited speakers from European Commission and SAP at Living Planet Symposium in Milan hosted by European Space Agency. Thank you European Space Agency for this opportunity
We are happy to present Zero Gravity at seed Forum pitching event in Helsinki. It was great experience for us to pitch in front of investors in Nordea old town hall . We expanded our network and met many inspiring startups that reshape and reimagine the future and we were one of them.
Out of 100 team who applied for participation in ESA space developer App camp, 6 teams were selected to spend one week of incubation at European Space Agency, ESRIN in Frascati, Italy. We were delighted to be one them. After a week of couching by satellite data experts from ESA, business experts, technical support, we delivered an App Urbansat. Its mission is to guide urban planning in a more ecological and green way and give the real time predictions of an environmental impact from planned building construction. It provides a range of data for urban planners, including information on green spaces, terrain and biodiversity and more, all in one place and at an affordable price. The app’s map interface has a drag and drop feature, which would allow users to compare scenarios pre and post build for their construction projects, through the generation of relevant data, largely derived from Sentinel satellites.
Our Urbansat App won a top Prize from European Space Angency developer camp 2018 .
Read more about this on ESA website.
Zero Gravity was the winner of the Finnish Meteorological Institute special prize, one year worth of computing power from ESA BIC hosted by Ultrahack. The prototype use high resolution satellite data to understand land usage in a given area and evaluate/predict green corridors that enables dispersal movement of plants and animals within city areas. Green corridors are crucial to maintain uninterrupted green spaces network as they connect green areas to their natural state as reservoirs of biodiversity.
Junction is the world biggest Hackathon hosted each year at Aalto University in Espoo. Out of 1500 participants from all over the world at Junction 2017, only 12 teams were selected by judges who were the track winners starting from various domains ranging from intelligent building, smart city, mobility to space. We were space track winners with prototype “Bioplanner” .
Junction 2017 unleashed for us the innovation in space technologies that we are stepping in a new era of free, assessable, close to real time data coming from Copernicus satellites – the most ambitious space observation program to date. Copernicus sentinels monitor land, marine, atmosphere, climate change and emergencies data close to real time and provide the information of the health of our planet.
Thanks to space track and Junction 2017, we found out that earth observation data can be used not only by government organisations but it is accessible free of charge for various business applications or anyone interested in Space.
So, we love space and we love software why not to combine it in developing software data products for various business application.