The OGC Collaborative Solutions and Innovation Program (COSI) aims to solve the biggest challenges in location. Explore Geospatial with our team of experts and your leading products and capabilities. We work in partnership with governments and industry across the world and fund our members to solve problems. One membership. Countless opportunities. See the full list of OGC active initiatives here.

What does COSI do?

Contribute to innovative technologies

OGC Members gain access to the Consortium’s adaptive, inclusive, well-balanced, and trusted programs & processes that have created a powerful and highly valued ecosystem of technological innovation undominated by a single industry or organization.

Meet with other experts to share knowledge

OGC’s quarterly Member Meetings are attended by the world’s foremost experts in location-based information technologies, and provide a neutral ground where even competitors work together to solve shared problems.

Join, sponsor, and participate in our Initiatives

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Our initiatives

Our initiatives promote rapid prototyping, testing, and validation of technologies, such as location standards or architectures. Within an initiative, OGC Members test and validate draft specifications to address geospatial interoperability requirements in real-world scenarios, business cases, and applied research topics.

This approach not only encourages rapid technology development, but also determines the technology maturity of potential solutions and increases the technology adoption in the marketplace.

Become an OGC COSI Initiative Sponsor and…

  • Reduce technology risk through accelerating the development, testing, and acceptance of interoperability standards
  • Stay on top of trends and showing leadership in their domain
  • Expand the market through industry adoption of new standards and best practices
  • Mobilize new technologies based on real-world experience
  • Participate in a cost-effective method to share expertise and development
  • Engage world-class experts to develop a solution to your geospatial challenges
  • Consult international perspectives when solving your challenge

Become a Participant

Become an OGC COSI Initiative participant and…

  • Access to funded research & development
  • Reduced development costs, risks, and lead-time of new products or solutions
  • Close relationships with potential customers
  • First-to-market competitive advantage on the latest geospatial innovations
  • Influence on the development of global standards
  • Partnership opportunities within our community of experts
  • Broader market reach via the recognition that OGC standards bring

Become a Consultant

To best support the technical architecture and management of these initiatives, the OGC Collaborative Solutions and Innovation Program relies on a Collaborative Solutions and Innovation Program Pool. The Pool is a set of world-wide OGC member experts in various domains that have been pre-qualified to support future OGC initiatives.

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