Inclusive Innovation 2030

Ensure open access to high-quality, machine learning-ready Earth observation data

The challenge

Open repositories such as Radiant MLHub enable tackling global challenges such as food (in)security, conservation, climate modeling – thus help to advance the SDGs. It empowers a data ecosystem that curates and publishes training data, models, and knowledge for practitioners and organizations globally.

Building, deploying, and maintaining ML-ready geospatial training data and models comes at a price tag out of reach, especially for non-commercial organizations. If everyone across the community had access to high-quality benchmark training data, they could focus their resources on advancing models and applications to serve their target community. How might we ensure open access to high-quality ML-ready Earth observation data on a sustainable basis?

Our approach

Radiant Earth Foundation has already created an open library called “Radiant MLHub,” which aggregates data, models, and standards for ML applications on Earth observation data. Radiant ensures that the data is easily accessible and represents different geographies, leading practitioners to build better and more accurate models.

However, getting access to quality datasets and maintaining the library requires resources, which, thus far, have been generated through grants and other types of philanthropic support. The ii2030 process – as a proven methodology to catalyse systems change and leverage technology to achieve the SDGs – will identify sustainable ways for widespread data collaboration for Radiant, and other players in the ecosystem.

Our project goals

Through an effective online co-creation process, we bring together a diverse group of innovators (including start-ups, corporates, investors, public sector actors, and NGOs) who can play a key role in the solution and guide them through a co-creative process. The process consists of a consultation phase, bringing key stakeholders together to analyze the current system and identify leverage points. A co-creation phase will follow to ideate on new and sustainable solutions to create ongoing open access to Earth observation data.

  • Kick-off: Consultation webinar to start a co-creation process on October 18 from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm (CEST).

    Followed by two co-creation workshops on November 09 and on November 17.

  • Call for participation: If you or your partners are interested, please check out this more detailed blog post and apply to join our webinars and/or co-creation workshops via mail:


We empower a data ecosystem that curates and publishes training data, models, and knowledge for practitioners and organizations globally helping to achieve the SDGs.

Partner countries


Implementation partners

Radiant Earth Foundation, FAIR Forward and endeva