Reducing hunger. Greener transportation. A more sustainable food production. Space can be a key enabling technology for a more sustainable society in a number of ways.
The key enabling space technology is called “satellite systems”. Satellite systems are constellations of satellites in orbit around the Earth which provide digital products and services. The most well-known satellite system is GPS. These product and services can benefit commercial corporations as well as government authorities, NGOs and ordinary citizens globally.
Satellite systems are enabling technologies in the sense that they can be applied to drive radical change in the capabilities of users – just like the internet has been an enabling technology.
There are three types of satellite systems which function as enabling technologies:
Keywords: Space, SDGs, sustainability, satellite applications, space technology
The key question of the challenge is:
Participants addressing the challenge should, of course, develop a solution which utilizes applications of space systems and which creates value for end-user. But they should also consider how to make the solution commercially viable – i.e. how to commercialize the solution in a startup or in an existing company.
If a solution is developed which can be commercialized through a startup the European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre Denmark will support the maturation of the idea after completion of the challenge.