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The leading innovation competition for commercial Earth observation applications
The Copernicus Masters is an international competition that awards prizes to innovative solutions, developments and ideas for business and society based on Earth observation data. Big data produced by Earth observation holds huge potential for the creation of innovative products and services. A wide variety of industries and areas of public interest stand to profit from the advances of the Copernicus programme.
AZO launched the Copernicus Masters in 2011 on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) and with strong support of world-class partners as part of their mission to foster the User Uptake of Copernicus services.
The Copernicus Masters has developed into the moving force promoting cutting-edge solutions. Annually, different prize categories tackle global challenges with revolutionary competition entries in the fields of agriculture, energy, health and digital transport – just to name a few.
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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 was a challenge for everyone! Discover the challenges below.
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 EU Space data for new Business Applications is looking for solutions that have the potential to stimulate new commercial incentives in “established” markets and open up business opportunities to startups.
The 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 brand new Copernicus Prizes awarded in cooperation with various regional or country partners!
Participants have the chance to win great prizes in 2020.
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