FabSpace Darmstadt had a great Opening of their first Startup week. OB Mr. Jochen Partsch was the special guest.
On Monday, 26.06.2017, the FabSpace team of Darmstadt launched its major Innovation Event (IE) for 2017. The Startup week was being planned for almost half a year ago and was kicked off at the booth of Software AG during CeBit 2017 together with the federal ministry of economic affairs, Brigitte Zypries and the former German ESA astronaut Thomas Reiter. Software AG is also supporting and sponsoring a special prize as
The Opening day of the Startup Week was a big success with more than 50 attendees during the entire day.
The team of FabSpace Darmstadt organized an interactive exhibition together with several presentations and a relaxing lounge to create a unique startup atmosphere. The modern and purist auditorium of the TU Darmstadt Campus was used to host the first day.
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The Mayor of Darmstadt, Jochen Partsch during his speech at FabSpace 2.0 Darmstadt Startup week 2017. (
After the speech of Mr. Jochen Partsch, Prof. Becker and Dr. Zimmermann (both FabSpace 2.0) was also gave
Prof. Matthias Becker talked about the benefits of the FabSpace for the university. (
Dr. Frank Zimmermann welcomed everybody in the name of
In his Keynote Mr. Linke was trying to draw the big picture to give impressive examples of what earth observation can do. Of course, he focused also on the various benefits of the Copernicus program and data from the Sentinel satellites.
Michael Linke during his speech highlighting the importance of Copernicus program and Sentinel data. (
The organization of the program in the open hall during lecture time was allowing students to stop by and have a look, which was also very interactive. After lunch, the event continued in its innovative structure with networking at booths of the sponsors and parallel interaction in live presentations.
Lothar Schüller from EUMETSAT (
“The interest of the participating students was impressive, both on data and services from EUMETSAT but also on EUMETSAT as a working place for their future”, describes Lothar Schüller from EUMETSAT about the atmosphere of the first day. You can also watch the video of the first day to see some highlights.
Please watch the video of the first day to see some highlights.
The fruitful atmosphere of the opening event of the FabSpace 2.0 Darmstadt Startup week 2017. (
Finally, the decision of the jury has been made and we have the winner of local Image CLEF 2017 remote task at FabSpace Darmstadt, Germany. His name is Kazi Rifat Ahmed and he won the trip to Dublin (the European event of FabSpace 2.0 project, Image CLEF 2017), thankfully sponsored by Telespazio VEGA Deutschland GmbH. While we were shooting our finalists, the result was still a thrill and just after that we had declared and we shot again the expression of the winner. The jury selected the winner according to 1) the accuracy of image processing and population estimation (based on the initial ground truth set from the secondary sources), 2) the diverse methodology used to solve the challenge, 3) the implication of software and tools. Follow the video to see more about his plans for Dublin.