European Commission Looking for Innovative Solutions Through Copernicus Data Access Challenge

The European Commission looking for innovative solutions that improve access to Copernicus data and services. In particular solutions could improve data processing, data visualisation or the way in which Copernicus could be combined with other sources of data. 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.

Copernicus Data Access Challenge

Credit: Copernicus

Possible examples of improving data access include:

  • Facilitating the integration of Copernicus-based maps into other applications
  • Enabling simple visualisation of Copernicus data and services
  • Facilitating the combination of Copernicus data with other sources of data
  • Implementing protocols to ease the use and processing of Copernicus data and services
  • Developing software analytics for Copernicus data and services

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 Data Access 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?


Submission Deadline: Interested participants are requested to submit their ideas electronically between 1 April and 30 June 2018.

Click to Download Terms of Participation 2018

Read more at Copernicus Data Access Challenge

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