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With their outstanding technological expertise and know-how, our partners represent the backbone and the ecosystem of the Copernicus Masters. The close cooperation with institutional and industrial challenge partners as well as regional and country prize partners promotes the international development of high-tech products and services on a global scale.
This year’s Copernicus Masters Challenge Partners offer a diverse range of topic-specific challenges. Each Partner Challenge focuses on the use of EO data to tackle global challenges such as COVID-19, agriculture, climate change, and disaster management as well as issues in the fields of machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), Internet-of-Things (IoT), and Big Data Analytics – to name just a few.
Discover the 2020 Copernicus Masters Challenge Partners now:
Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017, it generated revenues of EUR 59 billion restated for IFRS 15 and employed a workforce of around 129,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.
The Intelligence Programme Line within Airbus is the supplier of choice for commercial satellite imagery, C2ISR systems and related services. The company has unrivalled expertise in satellite imagery acquisition, data processing, fusion, dissemination and intelligence extraction allied to significant command and control capabilities. Based upon exclusive commercial access to Pléiades, SPOT, TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X and PAZ satellites, DMC Constellation and third-party satellites (TripleSat constellation, KazEOSat) combined with broad applications experience, Intelligence delivers an extensive portfolio spanning the entire geo-information value chain.
sobloo stems from an EU initiative (the Data and Information Access Services – DIAS) to provide open access to near-real-time data, models and forecasts, so as to foster innovation and create a European Earth observation data ecosystem enabling both research and business uptake.
The sobloo platform provides broad access to Copernicus data, as well as complementary data collections, ranging from Earth observation commercial imagery to mobile and IoT databases. Going beyond the data, sobloo offers cloud resources and a suite of tools including APIs and services not only to process data but also to create high-level thematic services that can be distributed on sobloo itself.
Supporting creative grounds, sobloo also leverages the expertise of its consortium partners (Airbus, Orange, CLS and VITO) to provide professional services at different steps of the value chain, ranging from business support or development of algorithms to the setup of billing as a service.
sobloo is uniquely positioned to contribute to the development of your business/project.
Founded in 2010 by a team of ex-NASA scientists, Planet is driven by a mission to image the entire Earth every day, and make Earth’s changes visible, accessible and actionable. Planet started as a small team of physicists, aerospace and mechanical engineers in a garage, using the CubeSat form-factor to inform the first designs of the Dove satellite. Just six years after its first satellite entered space, Planet now operates the largest constellation of Earth-imaging satellites ever. Its satellites are collecting a radical new data set with endless, real-world applications. Whether one is measuring agricultural yields, monitoring natural resources, or aiding first responders after natural disasters, Planet’s data is here to lend businesses and humanitarian organisations a helping hand. Planet believes timely, global imagery will empower informed, deliberate and meaningful stewardship of our planet.
Double your chances of winning with the brand-new Copernicus Prizes powered by EC! They enrich the Copernicus Masters with 13 additional rewards. With a specific country and/or local involvement, you are able to benefit from many innovation advantages and the support of your preferred country, region or institution
Check out the 2020 Copernicus Prize Partners below:
The Copernicus Masters has been supported by a global network of Regional Associates since 2018. As an integral part of the broader Copernicus Masters ecosystem, each Regional Associate supports the promotion of the innovation competition in their respective region.
Meet the 2020 Regional Associates below:
The Copernicus Masters has been scouting for the most forward-thinking applications based on Earth observation since 2011.
Seize the opportunity and become a member of our international innovation ecosystem: Become a Challenge Partner or a Copernicus Prize Partner to the Copernicus Masters innovation competition!
As a Challenge Partner, you will implement your own challenge addressing a specific topic towards the participants of the competition. You will be able to discover innovations from all over the world that are adapted to your Challenge request. By setting a Challenge with a topic of your choice, you gain exclusive access to a unique set of innovative solutions that use partner technologies and address specific business needs.
By awarding your own topic-specific Challenge within the Copernicus Masters, you benefit on three levels:
Are you interested in becoming a Challenge Partner? Just get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and Ms Daniela Dobreva-Nielsen will contact you as soon as possible.
Copernicus Prize Partner are an integral part of our Earth observation network. They are our local connection in countries all around the world and ensure that participants from all corners of the globe have access to the fantastic opportunities offered by Copernicus Masters.
Discover the most innovative solutions in your region by launching a Copernicus Prize. As a Copernicus Prize Partner you do not offer a specific challenge but instead attractive and tempting prizes co-funded by the European Commission (EC). This offers you the possibility to attract the most pioneering entrepreneurs for your region by offering, for instance, a cash prize, marketing activities, a mentoring or coaching programme and any other kind of support you can provide.
For further information on the Copernicus Prizes, please visit regions.galileo-copernicus.com
Join the Copernicus Masters as a Copernicus Prize Partner and benefit from the following:
Network with the most relevant European EO Stakeholders
Receive substantial promotion within the international EO community and get co-funded by EC
Positioning amongst a leading international network of innovation and expertise
Just get in touch with us! We are happy to help you to position your individual business opportunity within the EO ecosystem.
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