What: an its4land meeting in preparation of the Common Exploitation Booster meeting on 7 March 2018

Where: University of Twente/ITC, Enschede, Netherlands

When: 16 October 2017

Who: the its4land work package leaders. The meeting was led by Tarek Zein of Hansa Luftbild and Kaspar Kundert from ESRI Rwanda and is part of the activities that are conducted within work package 8 ‘Capitalize: exploitation and business modeling’.

Why: The European Commission offers support services for ongoing R&I projects across the FP7 and H2020, one of them being the so called ‘Common Exploitation Booster service’ (CEB). The CEB services aim to bridge the gap between research results and exploitation by helping the project consortium in:

  1. raising awareness on exploitation possibilities and exploitation planning;
  2. clarifying issues, exploring solutions and actions, anticipating possible conflicts for successful exploitation;
  3. setting up roadmaps for the long-term sustainability of the project results;
  4. creating value out of novel knowledge (recognising exploitable results, creating revenues, improving skills, standardization or patenting, finding pathways for future work).

its4land will make use of the Booster programme to exploit the results of its4land. To prepare for the ECB workshop on 7 March March 2018, we conducted a workshop during which, among other things, six Key Exploitable Results (KER) were identified.