Copernicus Masters Newsletter


The Copernicus Masters 2016 is in search of pathbraking ideas, ambitious entrepreneurs and creative inventors using Earth observation data for business and society-related purposes. This year's edition specifically aims at finding solutions which combine data sources and use those synergies for new business models. The Astrosat End-to-End EO Challenge is seeking pioneering solutions that enhance Earth observation sensors on the ISS's MUSES platform. Get inspired by former winners and how they enhanced the European Space Solutions, as part of the AZO side session. Check out what a former Copernicus Masters winner has to do with the new James Bond film Spectre. Get ready for the 2016 #CopernicusMasters and grab your chance to win fantastic prizes!

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An Eye on Earth: Combined Data Use in New Business Models

The ISS, which circles our planet 16 times every day in low Earth orbit (LEO), presents an exciting complement to satellite data. Its flyover frequency opens the door to a range of intriguing opportunities for innovative services in commercial Earth observation ...
Astrosat End-to-End EO Challenge

The Astrosat End-to-End EO Challenge, is searching for exciting new applications for Earth observation services that are based on the use of custom sensors on the ISS in tandem with the datasets Copernicus provides ...
High-Flyers of AZO's Space of Innovation Initiatives Enrich European Space Solutions

The AZO side session at the European Space Solutions brought together inventive people from the industry, the public sector, including the European Commission, as well as developers and users. The side session "Space of Innovation for Entrepreneurs!" comprised enthusiastic panel discussions, inspiring speakers and exciting startup presentations ...
Success Stories
Startup From the Space of Innovation Spreads its Wings at the European Space Solutions

ESA BIC Nordwijk incubatee and Space App Camp participant Wendy Mensink, Co-founder of Viridian Raven, explained the development of her business case and gave insight into her experiences as part of the ESA BIC programme as part of the AZO sides session at European Space Solutions in The Hague ...
T-Systems Challenge Winner Helps Produce World's First Selfie from Space

The Canadian startup UrtheCast, T-Systems Challenge winner of the Copernicus Masters 2011, has been one of the pioneers in leveraging the commercial synergies between satellite data and the instruments on board the ISS. The company's own ultra-HD cameras have been installed on the ISS for multiple application purposes. For the premiere of the new James Bond film Spectre, Heineken® also used UrtheCast's cameras to take the world's first selfie from space as part of an advertising campaign ...
Additional Opportunities
Apply Now For the Space App Camp

There are thousands of ways to enrich mobile apps with big data from space - what's yours? Enter the challenge and seize the opportunity to meet with like-minded people, create mobile applications using satellite data und gain insight into ESA's work ...
Join the #1 Space Incubator!

We seek entrepreneurs using space technologies in a non-space environment. That doesn't mean rocket science, but applies to multiple application fields. So let's see how much space is hidden in your innovative business idea! Apply now and receive EUR 50K funding ...
Sign Up For the ESNC's UAV Challenge

The ESNC always has been and remains being in search of newest trends and hot topics in the wide-range field of satellite navigation applications. This year's UAV Special Prize and the University Challenge have the objective to generate game-changing ideas and solutions that are ahead of time for the new space economy ...
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