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SpaceTEM is a Interreg EstLat programme project, which aims to initiate the development of NewSpace industry in Estonia and Latvia through a series of mutual activities. SpaceTEM takes upon itself the task of unifying Estonian and Latvian students, entrepreneurs, universities and even policy makers in the field of space technology and NewSpace. Participants from both countries will work together to fill gaps in knowledge, share ideas and collaborate on new initiative.

Lead Partner: University of Tartu, Tartu Observatory

Partners: Estonian Student Satellite Foundation, Green and Smart Technology Cluster, Heliocentric Technologies Latvia, sTARTUp HUB Ltd (Garage48 HUB Tartu),  University of Latvia,  Ventspils University College

Start date: 2017-03-01
End date: 2019-12-31

Total budget: 583 350.00 EUR
ERDF contribution: 495 847.50 EUR

Info about SpaceTEM on Interreg Est-Lat program website:

This website reflects the views of the author. The managing authority of the programme is not liable for how this information may be used.


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TEST-4-SME is a Interreg Baltic Sea Region (BSR) project that aims to initiate an innovation support network in the BSR to provide testing and consultation for electronics small and medium-sized enterprises on how to demonstrate conformity with international standards during early product development phases.

Lead Partner: University of Tartu, Tartu Observatoy

Partners: Riga Technical University (LT), University of Latvia (LT), Ventspils University College (LT), Applied Research Institute for Prospective Technologies (LV), Centria University of Applied Sciences Ltd (FI), Hochschule Wismar, University of Applied Sciences: Technology, Business and Design (DE), JSC Modern E-Technologies (LV)

Start date: 2017-10-01
End date: 2020-12-31

Total budget: 1 775 300 €
ERDF contribution: 1 453 195 €

Info about TEST-4-SME on Interreg Baltic Sea Region webpage:

This website reflects the views of the author. The managing authority of the programme is not liable for how this information may be used.


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The project aims at speeding up the market uptake of EO satellite data in the Baltic Sea Region by utilising societal challenges and needs along with the developer community as innovation drivers. As a result of the project, awareness and access to the data provided by the Copernicus programme will be improved, and demand and innovation will be stimulated through co-creation methodologies and iterative development. Regional science and technology parks will also have learned how to support SMEs in the emerging EO market by running tailored acceleration programs. Throughout this process, the BalticSatApps partners will further develop their capacity to untap the innovation potential of the EO sector.

Start date: 2017-10-01
End date: 2020-09-30

Partners: University of Turku, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Turku Science Park, Tartu Science Park Foundation, Cracow University of Technology, UT Tartu Observatory, Institute of Geodesy and Cartography, Krakow Technology Park, St. Petersburg Information and Analytical Centre, Swedish National Space Board, Non-commercial Partnership "European-Russian InnoPartnership". 

Budget: 138 281 EUR
ERDF contribution:  117 539 EUR

Project webpage:
Instagram: #balticsatapps