Satellite Success Stories
Pioneering SMEs already use satellite information and services in many sectors of activity...
The Norwegian tourism business Ekkerøy Holidayhouse rents a GPS navigator that allows its guests to find points of interest and discover natural habitats.
Ekkerøy Holidayhouse is an eco-tourism business located in the Varanger area, close to the arctic zone, in eastern Finnmark, Norway.
The UK telemetry company Biotrack Ltd. provides equipment and scientific support to monitor wild animals with GPS tracking devices.
Biotrack Ltd. is a UK company providing equipment and expertise to track wild animals. The company was founded 30 years ago by a team of biologists active in wildlife and conservation research.
Groupe ICV implements a system using satellite imagery to increase the productivity of the cooperative’s vineyards in Southern France.
SIEA improves its contractors’ performance by using satnav to verify that fibre optics, gas and electric lines in the French region of Ain are built as per plan.
SIEA (Syndicat Intercommunal d'énergie et de e-communication de l'Ain) is a public body of inter-municipal cooperation. Created in1950, SIEA is in charge of managing energy and communication for the 419 municipalities included in the French eastern region of Ain.
A satnav application allows the Italian insurance company Sara Assicurazioni to offer an attractive, pay-as-you-go insurance policy for drivers who make limited use of their cars to avoid pollution and save money.
Sara Assicurazioni is a medium-sized Italian insurance company, with about 400 agencies and a staff of 660 people on the national territory. Created over 60 years ago, the company covers a wide range of insurance needs, including the protection of family, properties and life standards.
The challenge: During the Irish civil construction sector boom and the poor economic climate since the end of 2007, Maveric needed to gain a competitive edge without cutting prices in this traditional, yet highly competitive sector.
Enviros is a small company based in Prague, with 16 years experience in energy consulting, about 25 employees. Enviros specialises in areas like energy efficiency, renewable energy and waste-to-energy projects, waste water treatment, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and others.
The challenge: As its paper-production business began to stall in the 90s, Finnish SME Hyotypaperi had to re-profile and entered the wood recycling business.