Innovation Day 3


The Third Innovation Day marks the culmination of the PITHIA-NRF project's event series, which is dedicated to developing solutions aligned with user needs, collecting their valuable feedback, and fostering new collaborations. Participants will also learn about the project's achievements and ambitions for the future beyond the project.

Following the tradition of the previous Innovation Days, it aims to bring together users from various industries, including but not limited to SMEs, the aerospace sector, and civil organisations, with experts in upper atmospheric research to exchange ideas, share knowledge, and explore new avenues of collaboration as we know that this path is the way for continuous progress.



Date and place:

The Third Innovation Day will be held on Wednesday, 12 June 2024, at the Space Research Centre of The Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.

More practical information about venue and travel can be found HERE.


We strongly encourage you to come and join us in Warsaw for the 3rd Innovation Day. It will also be possible to join the meeting remotely.


Attending the 3rd Innovation Day, you will have the chance to:

  • Learn about the PITHIA project achievements.
  • Meet PITHIA stakeholders and listen to their success stories.
  • Get familiar with the e-Science Centre and PITHIA research infrastructure.
  • Meet our experts in B2B meetings, but ...

Don’t forget that PITHIA-NRF is, first of all, for the users – we value your ideas. If you:

  • have any ideas or have met any challenges and wish to receive feedback from expert team members,
  • or you would like to know how to register your data to the PITHIA-NRF e-Science Centre,

don’t hesitate, contact us, and join the Third Innovation Day!


Registration for the event is open from 13 March 2024 until 31 May 2024.



The event includes the possibility of attending Business-to-Business (B2B) meetings with the PITHIA-NRF partners in a framework of meaningful networking discussions. More information will be provided after the registration.

Take a look also for the opportunity to apply for the sixth and last PITHIA-NRF's Call for Trans-National Access to the PITHIA-NRF nodes.  


Draft Agenda

Start Time (CEST) End Time (CEST) Topic
09:00 09:10 Arrival
09:10 09:20 Welcome
09:20 10:00 PITHIA-NRF Ambition
09:20 09:45   PITHIA-NRF goals and outcomes (Anna Belehaki, NOA)
09:45 10:00   Innovation platform (Hanna Rothkaehl, CBK PAS)
10:00 10:20 Coffee break
10:20 11:20 PITHIA-NRF Environment
10:20 10:45   e-Science Centre (Tamas Kiss, UoW)
10:45 11:05   Register your own data (Tobias Verhulst, IRM/KMI)
11:05 11:20   Workflows (Sean Bruinsma, CNES)
11:20 11:40 PITHIA-NRF Future
11:20 11:40   Sustainability (Yin Chen, EGI)
11:40 12:40 Lunch break
12:40 16:20 PITHIA-NRF Community
12:40 13:00   Enhancing strategic space asset protection through Modeling and Simulation tools and Space Weather Forecast (Jacopo Diamanti, Head of Engineering, GMSPAZIO)
13:00 13:20   UpperAtmosphere Data Assimilation and Dataset Quality Importance (Luke Nugent, University of Birmingham)
13:20 13:40   The importance of reliable datasets for AI algorithms from an emergency response preparedness perspective (Ania Wawrzyńczak-Szaban, University of Siedlce)
13:40 14:00 Coffee break
14:00 14:20   The Belgian SWIFF Plasmasphere Model (BSPM) at the PITHIA e-Science Centre (Edith Botek, BIRA-IASB)
14:20 14:40   Edge-IoT computing in space exploration (Paweł Pisarczyk, Phoenix Systems)
14:40 15:00   Travelling Ionospheric Disturbances (TID) and practical analysis possibilities in the operation of direction finding systems (Stefan Unger, German Federal Police)
15:00 16:20   Moderated round table discussion
16:20 16:30 Official ending and wrap-up
16:30 18:00 B2B meetings (& follow-up discussions)


The Local Organising Committee: Barbara Matyjasiak, Hanna Rothakehl, Dorota Przepiórka, Helena Ciechowska, Phung Thi Minh Phuc, Roman Wronowski, Mariusz Pożoga, Łukasz Tomasik, Barbara Atamaniuk


What is PITHIA-NRF? 

PITHIA-NRF stands for “Plasmasphere Ionosphere Thermosphere Integrated Research Environment and Access services: a Network of Research Facilities”.

It is a research project that paves the way to business practices and technological developments in the near-Earth and upper atmosphere.

PITHIA-NRF mitigates the adverse effects of upper atmosphere phenomena that pose scientific, operational, and societal challenges.


With the support of the Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences (CBK PAN)