Welcome to the fourth issue of the smeSpire project newsletter.
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A European Community of Geo-ICT SMEs


smeSpire ( is an FP7 Support Action aiming to turn the challenges of the INSPIRE European Directive implementation into business opportunities for the “Geo-ICT” European Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

Check out our new SMEs Resources!

We are glad to announce that the smeSpire Database and Best Practice Catalogue web applications are now both available at
Both of them are accessible to any anonymous user in view mode, whilst they will be accessible in edit mode only to the owner of the data (already member of the smeSpire network).
You are invited to check and eventually modify/update your data in the Database and to insert your Best Practice(s).

The Geo-ICT SMEs Database

It is a public, searchable and structured repository of information on the characteristics, activities and competencies of Geo-ICT SMEs in Europe.
It enables complex business intelligence studies and analyses, useful to extract real indicators and to map competences from Geo-ICT SMEs across Europe. Check it Here!

Geo-ICT SMEs Database

The Best Practice Catalog

It is a public, searchable and structured repository of products, services, projects, tools, procedures, methods and experience of the Geo-ICT SMEs in Europe.
It is a showcase enabling a Geo-ICT marketplace from both the offer and the demand sides.
Check the Best Practices Catalog Here!

Best Practice Catalog

Join our LinkedIn Networking Group now!

LinkedInJoin now our LinkedIn Group and start a discussion (the rule is quite simple: be provocative! :)
Our Group is also an open place for professionals to share content, find answers, post and view jobs and make business contacts.

See You at The INSPIRE Conference 2013!


smeSpire round-table at the INSPIRE Conference. 

Monday June 24th, Room 5, 16:00.
“Concrete steps to implement INSPIRE: synergies between the public and the private sector”
The idea is to group together people from private companies and public authorities, possibly at national and subnational levels, and build up a discussion about present open issues related (but not limited) to INSPIRE. More information Here and Here.

smeSpire co-sponsor of the CEN/TC 287 AWARD for Excellence and Innovation in INSPIRE 2013

More information Here. This award, now in its third year, aims:
  • To promote academic excellence within the European geospatial community, specifically in development of interoperability standards and the application or improvement of such standards.
  • To promote the application of innovative solutions by SME’s to facilitate the development of INSPIRE and the creation of value added applications and services on top of it.

And do not miss this oral presentation!

Thursday, June 27, Room 3, 09:20
"Leveraging Sme’s Strength for INSPIRE" 
INSPIRE can be an important driver for private companies in the domain of geo-ICT. Companies, and SMEs in particular, can support governments in applying and implementing the requirements of INSPIRE. Discover how! More information Here

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 Access our Training Platform
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 Share your Best Practice in INSPIRE implementations

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Questions, comments, suggestions? Drop us a line...We would like to hear from you.


Join smeSpire now, we are already 280!

smeSpire NetworkTo join our Network, you are kindly invited to participate in a survey. The survey aims to collect information related to the knowledge and skills within SMEs, like your company, relating to Geo-ICT, INSPIRE Directive and the impacts in your organization.
This is a great opportunity to promote your business, advertise your skills and get in touch with other realities similar to yours, in order to enlarge your market throughout the European Union.

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