One year ago, we launched the Copernicus Innovation Challenges, a series of four challenges (led by CNES and operated by Aerospace Valley) aimed at developing innovative services using Copernicus data in the fields of agriculture, collectivities, environment and water.
The four winners, selected at the end of July 2020, have had six months to develop a demonstrator for the proposed challenges, with support from experts at the CNES Earth Observation laboratory.
THE TIME HAS COME TO PRESENT THE RESULTS OF THEIR WORK!
Attend the "Copernicus challengers on stage" webinar to discover their talents and the new services designed by...
- TerraNis, winner of the Agriculture Challenge: Estimating harvested acreage on U.S. cropland (challenge proposed by Descartes Underwriting)
- PixStart, winner of the Collectivities Challenge: mapping illegal gold mining sites in the Ivory Coast (challenge proposed by CURAT – University Center for Research and Application in Remote Sensing – in the Ivory Coast)
- HUPI,winner of the Water Challenge: optimizing network leakage prediction according to the urban, geological and environmental context (challenge proposed by Suez)
- I-Sea, winner of the Environment Challenge: automated mapping of Amazonian mud banks (challenge proposed by the Prefecture of the French Guyana Region)
PRESENTATION WEBINAR ON 18/05 - 14H-16H
We congratulate these 4 companies, who have successfully met the challenge of developing POCs in a record time and in a very challenging context. Their solutions, all using Copernicus data, are very promising and meet real societal and environmental needs.
To design their innovations, they received a €50,000 prize from CNES, and technical support from experts at the CNES Earth Observation laboratory. Real commercial prospects are now open to them in their respective fields!