In 2014 participants could compete for their share of the EUR 300,000 prize pool including e.g. cash prizes, technical support, data packages, and business incubation.
The overall winner - the Copernicus Master - will be selected from the winners of all Challenges (except for the winner of the Best Service Challenge) and will receive an additional cash prize of EUR 20,000. Moreover, the overall winner will benefit from a substantial satellite data quota worth EUR 60,000 made available with financial support by the European Commission.
Best Service Challenge
- The winner of the Best Service Challenge will benefit from a substantial satellite data quota worth EUR 40,000 made available with financial support by the European Commission.
- The winner will be promoted extensively to the international Copernicus community and dedicated media, incl. an article on www.earthobservations.org
- Moreover, the Group on Earth Observations will invite the winner to attend the GEO-XI Plenary in Gabon, 12 - 14 November 2014, where he has the possibility to present the winning service to the audience.
The winner will be rewarded with a cash prize of EUR 1,000. Moreover, he shall receive a consulting package e.g. to further develop the idea into a valid business case with the aim to qualify for one of the nine ESA business incubation centres across Europe. The incubation package has a value of up to EUR 50,000.
ESA App Challenge
The winner will receive an individualised support-package specific to his app (e.g. tech-support, design-support, app marketing and more) valued at EUR 10,000. Moreover, the winner has the chance to get his idea further developed in one of the nine ESA Business Incubation Centres (BICs). The incubation package has a value of up to EUR 50,000.
DLR Energy & Environmental Challenge
The winner will receive a cash prize of EUR 5,000.
T-Systems Big Data Challenge
T-Systems International GmbH will assist the winner in getting their project off the ground. This will include assistance in realising an innovation project, which could lead to a long-term partnership.
European Space Imaging & Skybox Imaging High-Res Challenge
The winner will be awarded a European Space Imaging data package of Skybox Imaging satellite imagery worth up to EUR 20,000 for use in further developing the winning application.
Radar Constellation Challenge by Airbus Defence and Space and Hisdesat
The winner will receive a radar satellite data package worth EUR 25,000 and operational support to help advance their idea.
CloudEO Farming Challenge
The winner will be rewarded with a EUR 3,000 cash prize, six months of access to a free standard workbench for development and production on CloudEO, marketing support through the CloudEO web store, and active business support from CloudEO.
Transport and Logistics Challenge by Satellite Applications Catapult
The winning proposal will be awarded a Catapult support package, worth £10,000. This will be a tailor-made package to support the requirement of the proposal. This includes one or more of the following benefits:
- Direct access to the Catapult's in house expertise (technical and business)
- State-of-the-art facilities (operations centre, high definition videowall, spark centre and meeting room facilities)
- Climate and Environment Monitoring from Space (CEMS) cloud computing facility.