In mid-September, the Martel team was on an intense tour of Europe, covering the bases of this month’s important digital innovation partnership events.

Satellite communications topped the bill in Prague, Czech Republic, at the Horizon 2020 Space Information Day and Brokerage Event, 12 – 13 September.

Organised by the European Commission, European GNSS Agency (GSA) the event addressed open and forthcoming Space opportunities in the last framework of Horizon 2020 with a special focus on EGNOS/GALILEO, and Copernicus Calls addressed to universities, research centers, industry, SMEs and SME associations or local administrations. Calls are listed under the Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies – Space Work Programme.

A session dedicated to participants’ pitch featured an illustration of Martel’s expertise, experience, interest and possible role in the calls. The event gave Martel the opportunity to increase visibility on the EC project ecosystem, to promote the results of the ongoing QV-LIFT project, to meet inspired people, create liaisons and develop new ideas for future projects.

Internet of Things and European Industry partnerships were the subject of the European Industry Partnerships for New Digital Age Event, 12 September in Brussels, Belgium.

Organised by the Internet of Things Large-Scale Pilots (IoT LSP) Programme in collaboration with several European partnerships and DG Connect, the workshop took an industrial perspective on partnerships for innovative research.

The focus was on collaboration between standardization bodies, the EC, associations for strategic value chain, key emerging technologies and security and data trust experts, in the context of future partnerships and convergence of technologies and frameworks, for socio-economic results.

Next generation media and entertainment were highlighted at the International Broadcast Conference (IBC) 13 – 17 September, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Martel’s CEO, Dr Monique Calisti was pleased to join the Official launch of the European Broadcast Union (EBU)’s 5G Media Action Group (5G-MAG), as a founding member of the group. This is an opportunity to build an operational framework for the harmonious market driven implementation of 5G solutions, capable of satisfying requirements in the production and delivery of content and services.

Martel is the media partner in the FLAME Consortium, which had a stand at IBC in the Future Zone, at the forefront of next generation service and media content delivery. Use cases of Augmented Reality from ETH, Zurich as well as Disney Research were presented to media professionals and a curious public.

Martel continues to head further North – join us 19 and 20 September in Helsinki for ICT Proposer’s Day, followed by the NGI Forum, 25 September!