PROJECTS – Our work
Skyvory Projects works in projects directly for consulting companies, SMEs, start-ups and public organisations, as well as realizes projects in big consortia in the national and international programmes. Our work is based on the professional methodology applied individually to each project, in line with clients needs.
Market Analysis and Strategy Building
SEED EO was a market strategy project to provide support to development of the Earth Observation (EO) sector in Poland, realized for the European Space Agency (ESA) together with other Polish organisations: Oliwska Grupa Konsultingowa, Polish Space Industry Association (SPACE PL) and ITTI.
The main objective of SEED-EO project was to evaluate current state of the Polish EO sector and develop vision for its development, with particular focus on identifying opportunities represented by ESA activities that could be used for that purpose.
The ESA EO Envelope Programme addresses a wide spectrum of EO development activities. These developments should support national objectives to develop space related capabilities, as well as ensuring that initiatives in the space sector are effectively connected to related initiatives in other national priority policy sectors.
SEED-EO project was a direct response towards these issues, being divided into the following Work Packages (WP):
- WP1: Support definition and participation for ESA projects (Lead organisation: Skyvory Projects)
- WP2: Consolidate requirements and implementation issues for EO Data Access (Lead organisation: ITTI)
- WP3: Set-up Fora to Foster Increased EO Utilization (Lead organisation: SPACE PL)
- WP4: Elaborate Roadmap for Longer Term Activities (Lead organisation: Oliwska Grupa Konsultingowa)
The outcomes of the project were six main reports representing deliverables of the project. Skyvory Projects was responsible for preparing two big studies:
- D1: Earth Observation Roadmap for Poland – State of the EO sector
The report provided comprehensive overview of the current Earth Observation market in Poland. It summarized the activities of the Polish EO industry in terms of R&D, applications development, operational and commercial service provision, as well as utilization of EO services among end users. The report estimated the potential of the EO industry for the better exploitation of it in the ESA programmes, as well as on the commercial market. The document took into account:
- Key global market trends among the EO value chain stakeholders, meaning upstream, midstream and downstream segments, as well as key drivers for EO market development.
- Capabilities and on-going activities of the key Polish stakeholder groups: commercial providers (EO and ICT), research entities, public institutions and some users, with their segmentation per the EO value chain, size and specialization.
- Polish space policies related with EO, as well as available funds for EO projects.
- EO-related projects realized by the Polish private companies and public R&D organizations in the international ESA and EU programmes, and some national R&D funds. The report analysed the identified projects with their segmentation per value chain segments and application domains.
- Gap analysis of the Polish participants in the EO programmes with the initial roadmap with actions to fill the gaps.
- D6: Implementation Approach to Expand EO Utilization in Priority Areas: Download the report here
The primary objective of the report was to support identification of the strategic directions in which the Polish EO sector could go to in the next years and propose actions to get there. The elaboration of those issues supports building development objectives and key milestones plan for the Polish EO industry and the key stakeholder groups, including their targets for the EO activities within the next 5 years in Poland.
SEED-EO project organised EO Fora with the Polish EO stakeholders to create a platform to transfer knowledge and experiences between research entities, public sector organizations, private sector operators and ICT providers, in order to set up directions to expand the Earth Observation (EO) industry in Poland.
The summary of the consultations and industry discussions, including additional research, as well as analysis results of the conducted survey among the stakeholders were presented in the Skyvory report. Skyvory’s report contains:
- Analysis of the main drivers of growth for the EO sector, divided into four main categories: technological, political and regulatory, economic and business, as well as human capital.
- Identification of the roles and competencies of most important stakeholders in the Polish EO market, taking into account its European and international dimension, with their inter-relations and key interests.
- SWOT analysis of the Polish EO industry.
- Priority thematic areas that could be expanded in Poland for the development of the EO industry.
- Implementation approach and methods to expand the Polish EO industry were proposed in relation to the detailed gap analysis divided by stakeholders and key market drivers, with a specific proposal for actions for different stakeholders.
- Possible scenarios for the Polish EO industry in the next 5 years.
- Detailed results of the industry survey conducted by Skyvory Projects.
To find our more about the project please visit: http://www.eo4you.pl/
Product and Business Development
INUNDO – Data Driven Information for Better Insurance
Climate change increases the frequency and severity of floods around the world. Consequently, insurance companies must improve their hedge against flood disaster and private industry, whereas public authorities and the local population must protect themselves from this increased risk.
The INUNDO services deliver standardised and accurate geospatial flood disaster event products, using Earth Observation satellite imagery, big data analysis, and Artificial Intelligence that all can be integrated directly into insurance and re-insurance business intelligence processes and risk models. Both businesses and public authorities require this information to not only better understand the effects of the flood events but also to plan mitigation strategies for future events.
The INUNDO products provide the following benefits:
- Improved insurance underwriting and tailored insurance premiums
- Fast and efficient post-flood disaster loss estimation
- Improved fraud detection based on accurate information
- Cost-effective planning for loss adjusters
- Reduced claim costs and efficient use of capital
- Support for risk mitigation efforts and enhanced risk assessment.
INUNDO SME Instrument Phase 1 was a project realized together with two other partners: EOXPLORE (DE) and Terranea (DE). The project was realized in the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 1, awarded by the European Commission in the 2016-2017 call. The project that lasted 6 months, helped to prepare a detailed feasibility study and business plan for INUNDO development. Skyvory Projects was leading developing the business idea into a valid business concept.
To find out more about INUNDO, please visit http://www.riscognition.com/
Skyvory Projects contributed to organisation of the European Space Expo exhibitions as one of the consortium subcontractors. The European Space Expo was series of events organised by the European Commission with the aim to show citizens how European space policy and space-based technologies benefit our everyday lives, as well as European economy and job creation. The Expo was travelling in the European cities and was completely free to the general public, enjoying over 1 million visitors throughout its tour.
Skyvory Projects was coordinating preparation of the animation programme for the exhibitions in Riga, Oslo, Luxembourg and The Hague. It included preparation of the presentations programme by space experts to the general public, as well as tours for the school visits.
To find out more about European Space Expo, please visit: https://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/space/expo_pl