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… Copernicus can support the fight against this pandemic and we encourage you to take this health crisis into account when submitting your innovation. Please also check the current Partner Challenges for specific coronavirus topics. Stay healthy.
… is the Copernicus Masters? It’s an international innovation competition to foster the User Uptake of Copernicus applications. Every year, the best solutions using Earth observation data are awarded fantastic prizes. In 2020, the prize pool is worth EUR 620,000.
… is eligible to participate? All innovators worldwide such as companies, startups, students, research associates, non-university research & development institutions, and consortia, as well as individuals and teams (minimum age of 18 years).
… are you able to participate?
Registrations & submissions: until 6 July, Evaluation: July – September, Announcements of challenge finalists: October & November, Awards Ceremony: estimated, December 2020.
To double your chances of winning, you have the opportunity to apply for a Partner Challenge and a Copernicus Prize in our secure database. The Copernicus Masters Partner Challenges focus on a specific topic and are offered by our premium partners with great cash and in-kind prizes to boost your innovation development. The Copernicus Prizes co-financed by the EC do not follow a specific topic. They are mainly presented by a region, country or institution that also offers cash and direct support to boost your business development.
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Our 2020 challenges offer great opportunities to solve important problems faced by business and society together with our world-class partners. From smart farming to sustainable finance, there is a challenge for everyone!
The following challenges were available from 1 April until 6 July 2020:
ESA seeks to stimulate applications which combine AI and Big Data from Copernicus Sentinels and EO data to provide forecasting on the impact of climate change and responding to societal challenges.
DLR is looking for innovative solutions that use Earth observation (EO) data to support sustainable management of our limited natural resources and foster human well-being.
Airbus Defence and Space together with sobloo are looking for solutions that use both Copernicus and Airbus EO data to deliver new services and/or applications that provide insight and have impact on areas like Natural Resources Consumption, Agriculture, Forestry, Maritime, Defence & Security and Smart Cities.
The EC EU Space data for new Business Applications Challenge is looking for solutions that have the potential to stimulate new commercial incentives in “established” markets and open up business opportunities to startups.
The EC EU Space data for “Blue Economy” Challenge is looking for solutions that have the potential to stimulate new markets and to contribute to environmental protection related to the so-called “Blue Economy”.
Discover the Copernicus Prizes awarded in cooperation with various regional or country partners!
Participants have the chance to win great prizes in 2020.
Copernicus, Galileo and EGNOS are at the heart of the EU Space programmes. All three programmes help tackle today’s most pressing societal and economic challenges. Hence, the Copernicus Masters also promotes synergies with Galileo and EGNOS for the creation of new applications and services. The European Commission’s Challenges within the Copernicus Masters explicitly focus on solutions using EU Space data in all domains. The pre-existing close collaboration between Europe’s leading space innovation competitions for Copernicus and Galileo – the Copernicus Masters and the Galileo Masters – is therefore beneficial for society and all citizens.
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