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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).

See you at the INSPIRE Conference 2014!


smeSpire will be present at the following events. Do not miss them!

The smeSpire workshop

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 11:00
“The smeSpire EEIG: a contribution to INSPIRE capacity building”

The workshop consists of two parts: a first part in which the main smeSpire results will be briefly presented as resources being maintained, updated and upgraded by the smeSpire EEIG. In the second part an open discussion about the smeSpire EEIG contribution to INSPIRE capacity building will involve few panelists representing the EEIG itself, GeoICT SMEs, Institutions, Associations and the public. More information Here.

The smeSpire Challenge award

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 16:00
“The smeSpire and World Wind Challenge: projects and best practices for INSPIRE â€

The aim of this workshop is to present the applications submitted to the smeSpire Challenge. Applicants have been competing in the following tracks:
  • Track 1 – Best Practices for INSPIRE: This track aims at stimulating the submission of Best Practices related to INSPIRE implementations 
  • Track 2 – Open Source Software for INSPIRE: This track aims at lowering the many barriers existing for the adoption of open-source software by PA, Agencies and Enterprises.
 More information Here.

EULF workshop

Monday 16th June 14:00-17.30
“Creating interoperable public services based on INSPIRE - preparing for a public consultation on a European Union Location Framework”

The European Union Location Framework (EULF) is a framework of guidance, recommendations and actions to enhance the use and interoperability of location information in public services across sectors and borders.  More information Here.

Join the smeSpire Training Platform to fill-in your skill/knowledge gaps in INSPIRE

The smeSpire Training Platform contains Training modules which can be used by the smeSpire network members in a very flexible way, coherently with the vocational training curricula developed by smeSpire based on a series of Job Profiles and Business Processes related to INSPIRE implementations.

The smeSpire network members can:

Follow the modules corresponding to the learning paths suggested by smeSpire for the three Job Profiles, identified below:
  • INSPIRE non-technical expert (management)
  • INSPIRE spatial data technical expert
  • INSPIRE network services technical expert
Build their own self-customised learning paths in order to fill-in their own skill and knowledge gaps, selecting the modules they find more appropriate
Build your learning path and enjoy the platform
Access the smeSpire Training Platform

Check out our SMEs Resources

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!

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!

Join our LinkedIn Networking Group!

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.

Join smeSpire now!

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.

Which are the benefits of a member of the smeSpire network?
  • Be included in our smeSpire database: The largest publicly available, searchable and structured repository of information on the characteristics, activities and competencies of Geo-ICT stakeholders in Europe.
  • Access our Training Platform: To acquire knowledge and skills on INSPIRE and all the related issues.
  • Share your Best Practice: Insert in our catalogue your Best Practices in Geo-ICT and INSPIRE implementations and share it within the network.
Join smeSpire Now!

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