Winners of #T-TeC 2021 awarded at Expo 2020 Dubai - A Belgian Team mentionned !

20 December 2021

The winners of #TeC 2021, the Open Innovation competition promoted by Leonardo and Telespazio, were awarded the 16th of December on the stage of the Italian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Attending the event were the award-winning teams and prominent representatives of the European and Emirati Space sector, with the speakers Luigi Pasquali, Space Activities Coordinator of Leonardo and CEO of Telespazio; Pierpaolo Gambini, SVP of Innovation and IP of Leonardo, Marco Brancati, SVP of Innovation and Technology Governance of Telespazio and Stefano Beco, Head of Technology, IPR and Product Policy of Telespazio.

This third edition of #T-TeC for the first time was open to young people around the world and over 70 students and researchers of STEM disciplines participated. They come from 22 universities and Research centers in nine countries of three different continents: from the UAE to Argentina, from Turkey to El Salvador, including Italy, Belgium, France, the United Kingdom and Switzerland.

The contest participants presented their innovative solutions as they challenged each other on four different macro-themes - Space Exploration, In Orbit Servicing, GeoInformation Applications and Platforms, Space Situational Awareness & Space Traffic Management - considered of utmost importance for the present and future of the space sector.

A committee made up of Leonardo and Telespazio representatives, members of the European (ESA), Italian (ASI) and Emirati (UAESA) Space Agencies, and industry experts coming from seven countries, analysed the 20 projects submitted assessing not only the innovative quality of the technological solutions presented, but also their sustainability.

CUSAT-WD (Weed Discrimination based on satellite imagery and UAVs in a precision farming framework), the project of the University of Namur (Belgium) was selected in GeoInformation Applications and Platforms and aims to develop a tool for precision farming that will be capable of producing maps of harmful weeds infesting farmers’ fields. The maps will be produced applying advanced machine learning techniques to satellite images. This project was led by Antoine Hubermont (University of Namur) and Vito Trianni (ISTC-CNR).

As a Belgian company that also works in the field of Geo-Information, we Telespazio Belgium, are very proud of them ! Congratulations !!

To read the full article about the event, click here .