FabSpace 2.0 is the open innovation network based on geo-data from spatial data in particular in Universities 2.0.

The FabSpace 2.0 project aims to make universities open innovation centres for their regions and improve their contribution to the socio-economic and environmental performance of society.

To achieve these objectives, the FabSpace 2.0 project proposes to focus on a research area with a high expected socio-economic impact: data-driven innovation, with a special focus on Earth observation data.

In the six European regions covered by the consortium, the partner universities are working in collaboration with the incubators of the European Space Agency (ESA BIC). Their role is to help entrepreneurs turn space-related economic development ideas into commercial companies, and also to provide technical expertise and support for the commercial development of their companies.

This consortium, together with TerraNIS – the French company operating the European group of companies for an information network using space (EUGENIUS) – and IDGEO – continuing education in geomatics – and the European business network EBN, will be a key success factor for the project.

FabSpace 2.0 started on 1 March 2016 for a duration of 3 years. It is under the direction of the Univ. Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier (UPS).