Rationale

CopHub will create a knowledge and innovation hub with several nodes (secretariat, research briefs, knowledge landscape, outreach, sustainability) to focus and link ongoing R&D activities in Copernicus-relevant academic fields, and to sustain the innovation process from academia to businesses on the highest possible scientific and technical level, with a clear commitment to a full thematic and geographic coverage for a Europe-wide boost in demand-driven uptake of space technology and geospatial information.

Objectives:

O1: Ensure the efficient coordination and effective project management of CopHub.AC towards the successful achievement of the planned outcomes

O2: Foster the enlargement of the Copernicus Academy ecosystem through a well-orchestrated set of tools and structures

O3: Reinforce the R&I capacities of Copernicus Academies and channel their outputs within an improved format of research briefs

O4: Inform industry, educational networks, authorities and the citizen about Copernicus and its societal benefits.

O5: Promote capacity building and connectivity with the Copernicus Relays and other networks

O6:Promote the long-term impact and sustainability of the Copernicus Academy network through the establishment of a secretariat, a monitoring process and a forward-looking roadmap

Benefits

The key value for the industry: The main objective of CopHub.AC is to create a knowledge and innovation hub with several nodes to focus and link ongoing R&D activities in Copernicus-relevant academic fields, and to sustain the innovation process from academia to businesses. EARSC will be the bridge between the Academy and Industry. EARSC will review the actual EARSC taxonomy (structuring products & services) with a revision of Copernicus services offer, other ontologies and the aligning of the taxonomy with the SDGs.

The next milestone: Review the actual EARSC taxonomy (structuring products & services) with a revision of Copernicus services offer, revision of Body of Knowledge (EO4GEO) and the integration of services that might help on the reporting of SDGs

A potential conference/event: At the final meeting in Brussels (Sept/Oct 2020), a joint workshop organized by partner EARSC supported by the CSO, will engage stakeholders representing EC, member states, regions, private sector and civil society organizations. The workshop will demonstrate the contributions of the Copernicus Academy for societal benefits and innovation on each level, highlighting the role and potential of the key tangible outcomes of CopHub.AC, i.e. Knowledge Landscape, the Innovation Monitor, and the CopAcad2Citizen App.

Deliverables

The Space sector in Europe has been boosted by the Copernicus programme, bringing significant socio-economic and environmental benefits to public sector, businesses and citizens. For the maximisation of the impact of Copernicus sustainable user uptake activities are required. Within these activities Copernicus Academy and Copernicus Relays play a significant role. Having been the “creator” of the Academy and leaders in the implementation we are 100% motivated to ensure the effective coordination of this network of academies/relays and deliver value to the targeted communities. Our vision is to establish a long-term Copernicus hub to consolidate and sustain the Copernicus Academy as a knowledge and innovation platform.

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