The first conference Direction Earth/Space – Earth Observation Industry Day was held on 20th of September 2023

A day filled with inspiring meetings where we explored the business potential of utilizing Earth Observation (EO) data.

The possibilities of using EO data are extensive, spanning various fields, from science and technology to business and education, and even culture and art. Today, EO data already serve as the foundation for many cutting-edge technologies, and the potential for their use in creating innovative solutions is enormous – and continues to grow. During the event, we took a closer look at the business potential of utilizing Earth Observation data. The meeting also provided an excellent opportunity for networking with entrepreneurs from Lublin and discussing their involvement in the development of the space sector. The chances for this have clearly increased as Poland has significantly increased its contribution to ESA, guaranteeing nearly 300 million EUR. Polish companies and R&D institutes will benefit from these funds over the next three years.


Our guests for the DES Earth Observation Industry Day included, among others:

Anna Burzykowska, Copernicus Innovation Officer from the Earth Observation Programme Directorate of the European Space Agency, who is involved in the development of the next-generation Copernicus program infrastructure; 

Anna Mirończuk, Scouting Officer from the European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC) which supports the use of space technologies in various economic sectors; 

Maciej Krzyżanowski, Managing Director of CloudFerro, the largest Polish company in the space sector, providing cloud computing services and specializing in the storage and processing of large datasets, including satellite data; 

Noemi Zabari, the CEO of AstroTeq.ai, a laureate of the first round of the ESA BIC Poland entrepreneurship incubator.

DES Earth Observation Industry Day

LUBLIN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, Faculty of Building and Architecture, Aula no. 3




EO as an opportunity for young generations of entrepreneurs

Anna Burzykowska, Copernicus Innovation Officer, ESA

// Session in English //

12:00 - 12:40

From Lublin into space. CloudFerro as a leader in next-generation cloud services for the European Earth observation industry

Maciej Krzyżanowski, CEO, CloudFerro

// Session in Polish //



12:50 - 13:10

ESA BIC – a great place to build your Earth Observation startup

Anna Mirończuk, Scouting Officer, ESA BIC Poland

// Session in Polish//

13:10 - 13:50

ESA BIC – the network supporting Earth Observation startups

Michał Chwieduk, Head of ESA BIC Poland

GHG Monitoring Solutions

SpaceCrop, Mary Grace Gasco

SmappLab, Donát Posta

// Session in English //

13:50 - 14:10

How EO and space technologies are opening up new avenues in seismology?

Noemi Zabari, CEO, AstroTeq.ai

// Session in Polish //


ZPSK - sectoral support for companies from the #EO industry and beyond

Paweł Ziemnicki, Head of the Association Bureau, Związek Pracodawców Sektora Kosmicznego

// Session in Polish //


Q&A and networking

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