Copernicus Masters Open for Submissions until 19 July 2021

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Copernicus Masters

The Copernicus Masters is the leading innovation competition for commercial Earth observation (EO) applications. Open for submissions until 19 July 2021, the competition awards prizes to innovative solutions, services, and business concepts that use Earth observation data to solve important societal and environmental challenges. With more than EUR 835,000 worth of prizes, there is an opportunity for great minds to boost their business with big data from space. Read More!

Space in Africa as a Copernicus Masters Regional Associate 2021 is proud to support the awarding of innovative solutions, developments and ideas that use EO data to tackle challenges faced by business and society. As a regional associate we are part of the constantly growing EO community as well as the EO business ecosystem. 

In 2021, the Copernicus Masters offers participants a diverse range of topic-specific challenges to tackle global challenges with their competition entries. The 8 competition partners – European Space Agency (ESA), the European Commission (COM), the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Planet, BayWa, UP42 with Airbus, the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and Portugal Space (Portuguese Space Agency) – have each established unique challenges for the participants, with individual prize pools designed to support the winner to further develop its solution. 

Again this year, besides the topic-specific challenges, participants also have the opportunity to also choose a regional or country-related Copernicus Prize Partner – powered by the European Commission – who can best support their innovations. In addition, the Copernicus Prize Partners award extra prizes to their winner. Discover more here!