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Copernicus Masters - The European Earth Monitoring Competition


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The Copernicus Masters – the European Earth Monitoring Competition is awarding prizes to innovative solutions for business and society based on EO data.
Participants can choose from a total of nine Challenges covering topics such as environmental monitoring, cloud computing, and mobile services, along with the innovative use of radar and VHR satellite imagery.
The competition is directed towards developers, entrepreneurs, SMEs, and students.
Applicants can compete for their share of this year's EUR 350,000 prize pool until 15 September. Adding to cash prizes, prizes include support for the commercial realisation of the winning ideas and data access.
Started in 2011 by ESA, the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, the DLR German Aerospace Center, and T-Systems GmbH, the competition is also supported by the European Commission, European Space Imaging GmbH, Astrium Services, the BMW Group research and technology, and GEO magazine.

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Copernicus Masters - The European Earth Monitoring Competition

  1. 1. THE EUROPEAN EARTH MONITORINGCOMPETITION1 June – 15 September 2013© 2013 Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen
  2. 2. THE ORGANISERAnwendungszentrum GmbH Oberfaffenhofen (AZO)› Organiser of the Copernicus Masters and the European Satellite NavigationCompetition› Scouts the best business ideas via innovation competitions for earthmonitoring applications and satellite navigationServices› Drives innovation & incubation in the commercial use of space technologies& infrastructures› Supports formations of space related companies in the ESA BIC Bavaria© 2013 Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen
  3. 3. COPERNICUS MASTERS© 2013 Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen
  4. 4. PARTNER 2013© 2013 Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen
  5. 5. GET STARTED© 2013 Anwendungszentrum GmbH OberpfaffenhofenTarget groups:SMEs, students, researchers, entrepreneurs, start-up companies...
  6. 6. GET STARTED© 2013 Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen
  7. 7. CHALLENGES 2013© 2013 Anwendungszentrum GmbH OberpfaffenhofenFocus: Invites participants to reveal and illustrate humenkind’sfootprint on our planetPrize: Publication, VIP invitation to a 2014 Sentinel satellitelaunch at Kourou Space Port in French GuianaFocus: Seeks profiles of existing Earth observation servicesPrize: Promotion, publication, satellite data (worth EUR 40,000)Focus: Awards the best idea for an innovative commercial useof CopernicusPrize: Cash prize (EUR 10,000), possible incubation in one ofthe seven ESA BICs
  8. 8. THE CHALLENGES© 2013 Anwendungszentrum GmbH OberpfaffenhofenFocus: Searches for application ideas for using Copernicus onmobile devicesPrize: Cash prize (EUR 10,000), possible incubation further inone of the seven ESA BICsFocus: Is looking for applications, addressing the mapping of theenvironment and climatePrize: Voucher for a workshop or initial coachingFocus: Rewards solutions that use the cloud computing modelIaaS to provide EO data on demandPrize: Technical support
  9. 9. THE CHALLENGES© 2013 Anwendungszentrum GmbH OberpfaffenhofenFocus: Awards the application idea that best uses the mostadvanced VHR satellite dataPrize: Data package worth up to EUR 20,000Focus: Encourages the development of new applications usingradar satellite dataPrize: Data package worth EUR 25,000Focus: Seeks new in-vehicle services based on EO data andcrowd-sourced car dataPrize : Cash prize worth EUR 5,000, networking opportunitieswith BMW
  10. 10. GET STARTED© 2013 Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen
  11. 11. PRIZE POOLCopernicus Masters› Cash prize worth 20,000› Satellite data worth EUR60,000© 2013 Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen
  12. 12. APPLICATION FIELDS© 2013 Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen
  13. 13. GET INSPIREDTrend topic: Crowd-SourcingCerberus:› Copernicus Master 2012 – Crowdsourcing andeLearning platform› “serious game” in which participants can markcracks in ice, damaged power cables, areas ofdrought, and other anomalies on satelliteimages.› Following verification, user input is convertedinto digital maps that can then be employedby governments and other interest groups.© 2013 Anwendungszentrum GmbH OberpfaffenhofenASIGN / GEO PICTURES:› Winner of ESA App Challenge 2012 –Crowdsourced, in-situ visual Copernicusvalidation.› The smartphone app captures and sendsreliably geo-tagged and time-stamped imagesto UNOSAT at CERN to verify radar images.
  14. 14. CONTACT© 2013 Anwendungszentrum GmbH OberpfaffenhofenLara SchaflingerAnwendungszentrum GmbH