Company: B-Open Solutions
B-Open Solutions S.r.l. provides high quality software solutions based on open source software, ranging from installation and maintenance of efficient, reliable and secure networks to system integration and software design and development, in particular in the field of highly innovative software applications.
B-Open solutions are especially appealing for firms and PA requiring professional software services, and interested in open source software distinctive features, such as:
- open and standard formats and protocols (no 'vendor lock-in'),
- compatibility and interoperability,
- reliability and security,
- flexibility and scalability,
- low or no license fees,
- reduced operating costs.
Project: BIG – B-Open interoperability for geospatial data
The business idea is to leverage the knowhow and technology developed by ESA in the geospatial data handling field and in particular related to data standardisation and interoperability.
B-Open has solutions for the existing market and expertise to propose information services for the production, management, processing and exploitation of geographical data for customers interested in geographical related information.
The final target is to provide information services, software development and consulting to improve the organization of the existing geographical data and the data production to allow customers to fully exploit the values in them.
From space to industry
The fundamental needs are to have geographical data available and easily integrated with other databases. It is also crucial to have the availability of the right processing tools for the data.
For this reason a key feature is the harmonisation of customers' geospatial data to data standards, mainly produced by ESA in the context of Earth observation systems.
B-Open's objective is to establish the groundwork and know-how for a set of services and products, sharing the objective of raising awareness for and promoting the use of data standards and database interoperability.
ESA Business Incubation
B-Open Solutions is supported by ESA Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC) Italy with funding, as well as support for technical aspects for B-Open Solutions' product.
Incubation period and location
B-Open Solutions is under incubation at ESA BIC Italy from August 2009 to January 2010 and hosted at BIC Lazio’s ITech Incubator, partner of ESA business incubation initiative at ESRIN.
B-Open Solutions S.r.l.
BIC Lazio’s ITech Incubator
Via Giacomo Peroni 442
00131 Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 06 8036 8957
Fax: +39 06 8036 8901
Last update: 6 July 2011