Interested participants can use this extra time to submit their entries at www.copernicus-masters.com to take their chance to become the champion of the Copernicus Masters 2016 – and win prizes worth EUR 600,000 to help develop their idea.
Geared towards entrants from all over the world, the annual Copernicus Masters competition is on the hunt for outstanding ideas, applications, and business concepts that use of Earth observation data in everyday life. An array of prominent partners are sponsoring prizes in seven topic-specific challenges. Along with cash prizes, the winners will receive access to a leading international network, corresponding data, startup funding, and other support valued at more than EUR 600,000 in total. Furthermore, the Top 40 of the competition will enter the unique Copernicus Accelerator programme to boost their ideas to the next level.
In addition, all Copernicus Masters winners and Copernicus Accelerator participants will receive tickets and accommodation to attend the festive Awards Ceremony to be held for the first time ever in Madrid, Spain, on 25 October 2016, followed by the third Satellite Masters Conference on 26 October. These joint state-of-the-art events are presenting cutting-edge space applications based on satellite navigation and Earth observation as well as the current trends and developments for the commercial new space economy.
AZO – an experienced organiser
Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO) has been organising the Copernicus Masters competition on behalf of ESA since 2011. By leveraging its extensive experience as a specialist in building and maintaining global innovation networks and organising related competitions, AZO supports product innovations and the creation of new companies, particularly in the field of commercial aerospace applications. www.anwendungszentrum.de