Win €20,000 for your new business idea that uses Earth observation data. The Copernicus Masters, Europe’s leading Earth monitoring competition, has extended the deadline for applications to 09:00am on Monday 20 July 2015.
The Copernicus Masters, Europe’s leading Earth monitoring competition, has extended the deadline for applications to 09:00am on Monday 20 July 2015.
The competition is designed to back new ideas in the application of Earth observation (EO) data to help solve a series of challenges from smart cities and intelligent transport to energy, climate and data visualisation. There are cash prizes but also business support packages and access to datasets to enable winners to turn an idea into a new product or service.
The Copernicus Masters is open to individuals, start-ups, established businesses and universities. Entrants need to complete a short form that asks for information on the technical aspects of the idea, the business case and potential market for the product or service, and any details on developments to date and data sources to be used.
The Satellite Applications Catapult is continuing its support for the Copernicus Masters, looking for innovative applications in EO data for the Smart Cities and Intelligent Transport Challenge. The winner of this Catapult challenge, supported by Innovate UK and the UK Space Agency, will receive a tailored business support package worth £7,000 and will automatically be entered into the overall Copernicus Master category with the chance to win an additional £14,500 (€20,000).
For more information about the competition and the different challenges visit www.copernicus-masters.com.