Tokyo-based ALE Co., Ltd, led by its CEO Lena Okajima, with the mission to make space closer to people, is pleased to announce it will expand its activities in Europe to accelerate its business related to data services.
On December 1st, ALE sets up its own workspace at B612 Innovation Centre, in Europe’s space heart, Toulouse to accelerate its data services activities by leveraging Europe’s top-notched scientific and business communities with the support of B612 Business Accelerator, the Cockpit by Toulouse metropole. ALE aims to improve the climate forecast models to predict extreme weather events to keep Earth environment sustainable. On the same day, Eric Luvisutto, CEO of Satconseil, was appointed as Business Advisor for ALE Data Services activities with immediate effect. Along with Eric Luvisutto, ALE Chief Scientist will work at B612 to develop data service products to answer promptly the challenges man-kind faces due to climate change and extreme weather events.
■Comment from Lena Okajima, CEO of ALE
I am excited to set up a workspace in Europe’s space heart, Toulouse, and increase ALE’s presence world-wide. The region around Toulouse hosts altogether global leading companies, agencies, universities involved in space applications and atmosphere sciences. The people from Business France, Occitanie region and Toulouse by their dedication, dynamism, organized successful meetings with high-profile professionals. B612 Innovation Centre Cockpit provides us with customized support to accelerate our data businesses. Moreover, I am delighted to welcome Eric as ALE Data business advisor. Eric is extremely well connected with key players, has great experience in data business at international level. I am very confident this decision will accelerate our growth.
■Comment from Eric Luvisutto, CEO of Satconseil
I am very honored to have been chosen by ALE to support their business development. Lena Okajima's project is very exciting: it realizes a dream with shooting stars and it contributes to a better understanding of weather phenomena through the data collected. I am pleased to put my experience at the service of this promising company. I am motivated to contribute to its development and to promote the quality of ALE’s innovative solutions for sustainable development.
Please see below for supportive messages we received from Occitanie region and Toulouse metropole.
■Comment from Carole Delga, Head of Occitanie region and Head of Ad’Occ agency
I am delighted that ALE chose the Occitanie region and Toulouse for its European office. ALE is a particularly dynamic and innovative start-up whose activities include the study of the climate and the protection of the environment but also the production of shooting stars from satellites. The territory provides a unique space ecosystem, leader in Europe. The Occitanie region and its economic development agency Ad’Occ supports ALE’s implementation to drive its growth.
■Comments from Toulouse Metropole
We are excited to welcome ALE in B612 ecosytem. ALE is an innovative start-up with significant growth potential and the Cockpit team is absolutely dedicated to accelerate their entry into market.
■Comments from Silvia Ferrari, Director of Invest in Toulouse
Invest in Toulouse is proud to welcome ALE in Toulouse. In addition to its leading space industry, Toulouse's eco-system leverages space data for climate research and weather forecasts, for which ALE will contribute significantly.