Application Deadline: July 25th 2016
The Copernicus Masters, Europe’s leading innovation competition for ideas that use satellite Earth Observation data, is now open for entries.
The Satellite Applications Catapult, a competition partner, has set a new Sustainable Living Challenge for 2016, looking for new satellite-based services that support global sustainable growth.
The Sustainable Living Challenge seeks new applications using Earth Observation (EO) data to support agriculture, the use or protection of our oceans and seas, the development of smart cities and resilient infrastructure, or the management of natural resources from water to forests.
Stuart Martin, CEO, Satellite Applications Catapult said: “The Copernicus Masters is a fantastic opportunity for people interested in using satellite imagery to test their ideas and explore their commercial potential.
“Successful entrants will have access to a large European network to promote their ideas and technologies, gain media exposure and access satellite data to develop their service.We’d therefore encourage anyone with an idea, even if you’ve never used satellite imagery before, to sign up. You’ve got nothing to lose!”
- This year, there are seven Challenges in the competition and the winner of the Sustainable Living Challenge will receive £5,000 of business support from the Challenge partners to accelerate their business idea. They will also receive EO data from the European Commission to the value of €10,000 to help them develop their service.
- In 2016, the Catapult is supported by Innovate UK, the UK Space Agency and the Science and Technology Facilities Council to help deliver the Challenge and business support package.
- Finalists will also have the opportunity to be selected for the new Copernicus Accelerator that will support up to 40 competition finalists from across Europe to fast-track their ideas through tailored business coaching.
- Entrants will be matched to a mentor of their choice and the programme will kick-off in Madrid at the Satellite Masters Conference from 24-26 October which also includes the Copernicus Masters Awards Ceremony.
- This year, there are five Challenges, with the winner of each one going forward to compete for the grand prize of €10,000.
- The Sustainable Living Challenge winner will receive £5,000 of business support from the Challenge partners to accelerate their business idea, as well as EO data from the European Commission to the value of €10,000 to help them develop their service.
The Catapult and other UK partners are hosting a series of information sessions around the UK over the coming weeks to guide applicants through the process. Each session will be just one hour and provide a great opportunity to test your entry idea.
Innovate UK, the UK Space Agency and the Science and Technology Facilities Council are also supporting the competition in 2016. The closing date for applications is 25th July 2016.
If you have any questions or would like to speak to one of the UK team, please email email@example.com.
For More Information:
Visit the Official Webpage of the Copernicus Masters Sustainable Living Challenge 2016