ENGAGE SKA is a proposal which sets up a capacitation and sustainability plan for a Green e-Science Infrastructure fostering Portugal participation in the ESFRI SKA project along the Big Data and Green Power lines, that will act as a driver for smart and sustainable growth along some of the less developed regions of Portugal taking radioastronomy as an Innovation Open Living Lab.

ASTRON (Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy)

ASTRON is the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy. Its mission is to make discoveries in radio astronomy happen, via the development of novel and innovative technologies, the operation of world-class radio astronomy facilities, and the pursuit of fundamental astronomical research.

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France

The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research) is a public organization under the responsibility of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. CNRS encourages collaboration between specialists from different disciplines in particular with the university thus opening up new fields of enquiry to meet social and economic needs. CNRS has developed interdisciplinary programs which bring together various CNRS departments as well as other research institutions and industry.

CICGE-University of Porto , Portugal

CICGE-University of Porto , Portugal

European Industrial Engineering SRL, Italy

EIE GROUP is an Italian engineering company, specialized in the fields of Astronomy and Astrophysics, with the aim of producing machines, equipments and integrated systems for the industry and the scientific research field. It is an independent international leader in the production of Telescopes, Radio-telescopes, Astronomical Observatories and scientific equipments, with focused engineering assets and solid know-how in fabrication and assembly processes as well as in plant management.

Ghana Space Science and Technology Centre

The Ghana Space Science and Technology Centre (GSSTC) is an institution of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), a public national research and academic institution which was established in 2011. The Centre is currently housed in the premises of the Commission’s Graduate School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences, Atomic Campus. Its primary focus is to coordinate, undertake, spearhead, steer and manage all space science and Astronomy programmes, projects and research activities in the country.

Goonhilly Earth Station Ltd., United Kingdom

The Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station is a large telecommunications site located on Goonhilly Downs near Helston on the Lizard peninsula in Cornwall, England, UK. It is owned by BT Group plc.

INAF Institute for Radio Astronomy, Italy

The Institute for Radio Astronomy of INAF and its divisions conduct research into the physics of radio sources, either AGN and galaxies, into clusters of galaxies, into the Galaxy (stars and star formation) and into cosmology. Geodetic VLBI activity is also among the IRA research projects. IRA scientists and staff are involved in the development and management of the radio telescopes distributed in the national territory.

Institute for Astrophysics Andalucia, Spain

The Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia, IAA-CSIC) is an astrophysics-related research institute funded by the High Council of Scientific Research of the Spanish government (CSIC), and is located in Granada, Andalucia, Spain. IAA activities are related with research in the field of astrophysics and instrumental development both for telescopes and space missions. Presently, the IAA operates the Sierra Nevada Observatory by itself and the Calar Alto Observatory jointly with the Max-Planck Institute of Heidelberg.

Institute for Telecommunications, Portugal

The Institute for Telecommunications (it) is a private, not-for-profit organization, of public interest, a partnership of nine institutions with research and development in the field of Telecommunications. Its mission is to create and disseminate scientific knowledge in the field of telecommunications. It is actively involved in fundamental and applied research both at national and international levels.

JIVE – Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe

The Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe was formally established in 1993 by the Consortium for VLBI in Europe. The Institute is located in Dwingeloo, the Netherlands, and hosted by ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy. The primary mission of JIVE is to operate and further develop the EVN VLBI Data Processor. The Institute is actively involved in a number of large international projects, such as the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project.

Onsala Space Observatory, Sweden

The Onsala Space Observatory is the Swedish National Facility for Radio Astronomy. The observatory operates the two radio telescopes in Onsala, 45 km south of Göteborg, Sweden, in the mm and cm wavelength regions. It takes part in several international projects and is one of the partners in the ALMA (giant) radio-telescope in Chile.

Leiden Observatory, Netherlands

Leiden Observatory is a world-class institute for research in astronomy and astrophysics based in the Netherlands, approximately 35km from Amsterdam. Major fields of interest include extrasolar planets, star formation, cosmology, galaxy formation, instrumentation, and astrochemistry.

Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Germany

The Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy is one of 80 independent research institutes of the Max Planck Society. Radio and infrared astronomy are the main areas of research. The activities of the institute encompass the whole area of astronomical observations throughout the electromagnetic spectrum.


RadioNet3 is a project supported by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7). RadioNet3 builds on the success of two preceding RadioNet projects and takes a leap forward towards the facilities of the future (such as ALMA and the SKA). RadioNet3 includes 27 partners operating world-class radio telescopes and/or performing cutting-edge Research & Development (R&D) in a wide range of technology fields important for radio astronomy.

Rhodes University, South Africa

Rhodes University is a public research university located in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.

SKA South Africa

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project is an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope, with a square kilometre (one million square metres) of collecting area. As one of the largest scientific endeavours in history, the SKA intends to bring together a wealth of the world’s finest scientists, engineers and policy makers to bring the project to fruition.

University of Manchester, United Kingdom

The University of Manchester is a public research university in Manchester, England.

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

The University of Cambridge is a collegiate research university in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom.

University of Oxford, United Kingdom

The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university located in Oxford, England, United Kingdom.