3 April 2020
The contest rewards the most innovative solutions, using Earth Observation Data, to face society's greatest challenges.
With the purpose of rewarding innovative solutions that use Earth Observation Data to face the pressing challenges of companies and society, the Copernicus Masters 2020 contest is open for registration.
The Copernicus Masters is Europe’s leading innovation contest for Earth Observation. Since 2011, ESA and AZO Anwendungszentrum GmbH, from Germany, have organized the annual Copernicus Masters competition, together with the support of world-class partners, to inspire and help entrepreneurs to present their innovations.
From April 1 to June 30, participants can submit their innovative use of Earth Observation data on various topics and challenges. Nowadays, the more data, the greater the potential for innovation, sustainability and entrepreneurship, and it is on this motto that the contest is organized.
ESA’s Director of Earth Observation Programs, Josef Aschbacher, commented on the opening of submissions:
“To solve the current environmental and social challenges, we need to invest in innovation. Immediate thinking is the cornerstone of innovation and, in times like these, we need it now more than ever.”
Together with cash prizes, challenge winners will receive access to an international ecosystem of leading Earth observation organisations, substantial satellite data quotas, and business development support worth more than 550.000€ in total. The overall winner will receive an additional cash prize of 10.000€.
To see more information, access the official website of the Copernicus Masters 2020 here.
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