Planetek Italia has been presented with the EARSC Company Achievement Award at the annual cocktail of the Association. EARSC has thereby recognised Planetek Italia as the company that have made the most significant contribution to the development of the Earth Observation sector in Europe. The criteria used for the selection of the winning company were: - the successful development of EO services for a target market (sector or geographic) - a strong contribution to a defining European programme (eg.Copernicus, Inspire, ESA projects, etc) - exhibited good revenue and/or employment growth. Since its foundation Planetek has worked with its partners to develop new services and increase its market share, both in new and existing markets. Nominations for the award were collected from EARSC members who then vote and the winner has been selected by an international, independent jury of EO sector representatives.