Important News to Earth Observers!

The Copernicus Masters competition has extended its submission phase until 13 July 2022, 23:59 CEST. ⏰ That also means a few extra days to finalise any solutions that have already been submitted!

The 12th edition of the Copernicus Masters – the global innovation competition for Earth observation – is now still open for submissions of innovative solutions that use Copernicus Earth observation (EO) and other space data. The competition partners, national and European governmental institutions, research facilities and industry, will be awarding prizes for dedicated themed challenges. The common goal of the Copernicus Masters and its partners is to foster European space solutions and the use of EO data to tackle everyday challenges as well as to contribute to the European Green Deal and its Digital Agenda. It is open to future-oriented SMEs, startups, universities and individuals tackling important challenges our Earth and society is facing by utilising Copernicus EO data.

To sum up: With the seven themed challenges ranging from transport & mobility solutions to infrastructure, maritime, agricultural, environmental protection, energy and sustainable solutions, Copernicus Masters is addressing the most pressing needs of our planet. The prize pool is worth more than EUR 500,000!

The partners are: European Space Agency (ESA), the German Space Agency at DLR, BayWa, UP42 with Airbus, the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) and Portugal Space (Portuguese Space Agency).

And, in addition to the themed challenges, there are also the 14 Regional Prizes without a topic-specific focus offered by a global network of prize partners representing regions or countries. They are open to ideas pertaining to any application field and offer the participants an additional chance to win. The prize partners are local organisations such as national space agencies, ministries, space clusters, universities, economic development agencies and incubators. Apply for a challenge and a prize and double your chance of winning!

As we received so many last-minute questions on the possibilities of the competition, we decided to extend the submission deadline by two more days! These extra days are a good opportunity to jump in at the last minute and enter the competition with an Earth observation innovation. And for those who have already started their submission, the additional time could be used to add some final touches!

**The new definite deadline is 13 July 23:59 CEST!**

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