Copernicus Hackathons Vienna 2020


Apply until September 18th, 2020

Be part of the Copernicus Hackathons Vienna and help us tackle COVID-19 using Earth observation (EO) data and services. We are looking for innovative, passionate and entrepreneurial individuals as well as early stage startups in the SpaceTech and data analytics field, who want to showcase their expertise in a first prototype. During the virtual 5-day Hackathon, you will get to know other entrepreneurs and scientists from all over Europe, receive valuable feedback from experienced mentors on your product or business idea and have the chance to win a seat in the Copernicus Accelerator program!

The final event will take place on Sept 28th, where you will showcase your prototype to a highly curated expert jury


Remote Hackathon Week: Sept 21 - 25
Remote Demo Day: Sept 28

Covid-19 Use Cases

1. Movement and Spread

How can Copernicus data in combination with other data (e.g. GNSS) be used to track the movement of people and analyse the spread of corona infections?

2. Logistics and Supply Chain

How can satellite images be used at border checks where long queues of lorries are forming to analyse and predict traffic patterns and provide quantified information on delays and the need for action?

3. Pollution and Economic Activity

How can satellite images of air pollution levels and other indicators/data sources be used to analyse economic activity, people movement and infection levels to propose COVID-19 related solutions?

Different idea?

No Problem!

If you have a different idea, maybe even non-COVID related feel free to apply as well. We're happy to consider all applications that build on Copernicus data.

What to expect

Preparation & Mentoring Week
In the virtual preparation and mentoring week, you will learn more about the data and services of the Copernicus program. Further, you will work remotely and flexibly on your prototypes showcases for the demo day. Data access is provided via Virtual Machines (VMs) and there are regular check-ins with technical- and Copernicus experts as well as with Pioneers consultants, to fine tune your prototype and final presentation. You can schedule your time freely during that week and if you feel you need to do some pitch poloshing during the weekend, you will still have access to the data provided by ONDA dias.

Demo Day
On Monday 28th (afternoon), all participants will virtually showcase their prototype to a selected jury of Copernicus and data analytics experts as well as a broader audience. Pioneers is offering pitch polishing to all aspiring entrepreneurs in the morning!

Participation in Copernicus Accelerator Program
The winning team of the Copernicus Vienna Hackathon will win a spot in the sought after 12 months Copernicus Accelerator program, incl. mentoring services, 2 bootcamps and remote training throughout the year and access to a pool of leading business and technical experts. Also you will get free access to ONDA dias databases for additional 3 months.

Prizes and Awards
All participants will receive a free membership in the z21 startup club, getting free access to co-working spaces and many more partner benefits. The winning team will get an extra EUR 250 on top!


If this sounds like you, then apply now!

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