Copernicus Hackathon 2020
Copernicus Hackathon 2020

Copernicus Hackathon 2020

The availability of large amounts of satellite data makes technologies like Earth Observation (EO) and Geospatial Intelligence possible and support the development of a variety of applications that help society to better understand, manage and address current and future impacts of global environmental change.

Participants are invited to develop innovative solutions, using Copernicus (EO) data and services, to solve challenges related to Climate Change, Life on Land and COVID-19.

What is a Copernicus Hackathon?

An event where participants team up and develop solutions to real-life challenges using satellite data. The challenges for the Swedish edition will focus on Climate Change, Life on Land and Covid-19.

Who can join?

All participants must be of legal age (18+) and resident of one of the Copernicus participating countries (EU Member States + Norway and Iceland). Participants with any of the following skills can join the hackathon:

  • Software development
  • Graphic and interface design
  • Geographic Information System and Earth Observation
  • Project management
  • Business development

What if I have never worked with satellite data before?

Not a problem. There will be several online lectures held by experts who will teach you everything you need to know to develop a solution for the challenges.

What if I am not in a team already?

You can sign-up alone and we will do the matchmaking. If you are in a team, sign up as a team. A team of 3-6 members with relevant skills is ideal otherwise we will make sure you have the best combination in your team.

Why should I join?

Hackathons are the perfect way to meet people from different backgrounds and experiences as well as learn new skills. Together you can inspire each other with your respective skill sets to actualize your brilliant ideas.

When does the submission platform close?

September 27th at 15:00!

How much does it cost and where do I sign up?

Participation is free and you can sign up via the event site: Link

Start:Aug 9, 2020
End:Sep 27, 2020


    Best Solution

    20 000 SEK cash and a seat in the Copernicus Accelerator: one year customised business development and coaching scheme organised by the European Commission.

    Best Solution

    ONDA DIAS: ONDA is a platform enabling users to host data and to build their applications in the Cloud. They achieve this by fostering the exploitation of the freely available Earth Observation satellites Data and geospatial Information and by providing Access to Services for the development of new solutions. The winning team will receive free access to a Virtual Server Model B2-30 with 30 GB RAM, 8 vCores (2.3 GHz), 200 GB local storage, for a period up to 3 months.


    Two runner-up solutions will be chosen. The runner-up solutions will win 10 000 SEK each.

    Student Prize

    5 000 SEK will be given to the team, with the best solution, that consists of at least 3 student members.

    Venture Cup: Best Social Media Post

    Best social media post: 5 000 SEK will go to the participant with the most creative social media post on LinkedIn or Facebook. The post must include the hashtags #CopernicusHackathon #InnovatumStartup #ArcticBusiness #VentureCup

    Coaching Session

    An optional coaching session with Arctic Business and Innovatum Startup will be offered to all prize winners.