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EUSPA / EBN webinar: Space Technologies for Healthcare

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Data from satellites have become an essential source of information unlocking new business opportunities and enabling non-existing use cases. EBN together with the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) organises a series of webinars showcasing how space data enriches industries already today. During the webinars, the EUSPA will introduce the EU Space programmes and activities towards entrepreneurs and start-ups, deep dive into how space data can enrich different sectors and examples of existing projects.

You are invited to the 7th webinar of our series focusing on Space Technologies for Healthcare.

Space data presents a huge potential for applications in different industries, including Healthcare. In fact, Earth Observation data and Global Satellite Navigation System (GNSS) have become part of our daily lives already. Earth observation (EO) helps fight contagious and infectious diseases, thereby supporting prevention, early warning and healthcare planning. It is a source of information for mHealth applications, for instance, helping people with allergies or heart diseases or sports & well-being enthusiasts. Earth observation data contributes to timely water quality monitoring and predicting heatwave risks by advising vulnerable people with behavioural advice.

Healthcare start-ups and companies are already using space data to better understand the diseases to be treated, recommend citizens about upcoming air pollution or UV-index levels, or forecast pollen allergy symptoms.

The potential for new innovative solutions and value-added services using space data to protect overall and enrich the health of citizens, enhance prevention and address health risks related to environmental conditions and the spread of diseases is enormous. In this webinar, participants will learn about the trends and application of satellite data in Healthcare and existing use cases.



About the Experts

Marketa Gladysev is a management consultant from Alpha Consult working on-site at European Union Agency for Space Programme (EUSPA). She is working closely with innovators and start-ups helping them to leverage the benefits of the EU Space programme via the organisation of hackathons, and competitions, connecting them to accelerators and investors. Apart from that, she is working on downstream market development in the Healthcare segment, fostering the adoption of space data by healthcare & pharma stakeholders. Previously, she worked in a leading consultancy (EY). She holds a Master’s Degree in International Business.

Jacopo Ovarelli is a space business consultant from Serco, supporting EUSPA in ensuring EGNSS and Copernicus adoption strategy definition, market uptake and their full awareness amongst the general public. In his 10+ years of experience in the space industry, he undertook many projects in the GNSS and Earth Observation domains entailing go-to-market strategies, awareness raising, business planning, communication and market research in several domains for various European institutions, including European Commission and EUSPA. Jacopo holds an MSc in Economics. He has worked, inter-alia, in General Electric, United Nations and Alpha Consult.  



The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) provides safe and secure European satellite navigation services, promotes the commercialization of Galileo, EGNOS, and Copernicus data and services and coordinates the EU’s forthcoming governmental satellite communications programme GOVSATCOM. EUSPA is responsible for the security accreditation of all the EU Space Programme components. By fostering the development of an innovative and competitive space sector and engaging with the entire EU Space community, EUSPA contributes to the European Green Deal and digital transition, the safety and security of the Union and its citizens, while reinforcing its autonomy and resilience.

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