Copernicus B2B Challenge
The European Commission is looking for innovative solutions that use Copernicus to provide services to businesses in commercial sectors. With this challenge, the Commission aims to demonstrate that Copernicus presents significant commercial potential. Solutions should deliver concrete value for users and be technically and commercially feasible, ideally demonstrated through a prototype. Participants should have a clear plan for the short and long-term financing of their solution.
Possible markets of interest include:
- Insurance: Predicting or evaluating losses due to environmental factors
- Mining: Improving the process of extracting raw materials such as oil and gas
- Agriculture: Applications for farmers, forest-owners, and fishermen
- Energy: Applications to improve the production of renewable energies
- Constructive: Services to help construction companies monitor infrastructure
- Transportation: Improving traffic congestion, pollution, road conditions etc.
The Challenge is open to all profiles: entrepreneurs, start-ups, students, SMEs, research centres, university departments, and public organisations at the European, national, and local level.
Submissions to the Copernicus B2B Challenge will be evaluated against the following criteria:
- Copernicus Connection: Does the solution use Copernicus data to add value for end-users?
- Project Potential: Is the project technically feasible and innovative?
- Project Sustainability: Does the solution have real market potential?
- Team: Does the team have the required technical and business expertise to successfully implement the project and bring it to market?
The European Commission is an institution of the European Union. It proposes and implements the policies, laws, and treaties of the European Union. In particular, the European Commission manages several Space Programmes, including Galileo, the constellation of GNSS satellites, and Copernicus, which provides full free and open access to Earth observation data and services for environment and security. Copernicus has a variety of applications, including maritime rescue, disaster management and sustainable agriculture.