We are delighted to be among the finalists of the EARSC Startup Awards, taking place during EXPANDEO 2024.

EXPANDEO 2024, held from June 12th to 13th in Brussels and online, brought together key stakeholders from over 69 countries for its fifth edition. This event, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the EARSC Awards and the 35th anniversary of the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC), featured insightful discussions on the future of Earth Observation (EO) in Europe.

We stood among the finalists, presenting our cloud-based platform that combines open EO data and AI-based models to provide high-resolution, timely, and accurate flood risk intelligence. We showed how our platform’s ability to assess and forecast pluvial, fluvial, and coastal hazards proved to be invaluable, particularly during the severe flooding in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy in May 2023.

The awards ceremony, which concluded the first day of EXPANDEO, showcased the innovative solutions of four startups: VorteX-io, METRICSAT, SaferPlaces, and WEO. After live pitches, VorteX-io was declared the winner. Nonetheless, our nomination underscores SaferPlaces’ impact and potential in the EO industry.

EXPANDEO 2024 provided us with an opportunity to further demonstrate our cutting-edge technology and commitment to enhancing flood risk management and climate resilience. The recognition as a finalist in the EARSC Startup Awards is a testament to our contributions to the field of EO.