Companies, groups and individuals can take part in the Appathon; by completing the registration form and submitting their proposal by Tuesday 31 October at 17:00. During the online event, participants will be assisted by expert mentors from Operational Unit BEYOND/IAASARS/NOA to formulate and present their idea.
Participation in the Appathon is free and three (3) cash prizes worth 2000 euros (each) will be awarded to the three (3) winners. In addition, the 3 winners will benefit from offered Coaching pitching to investors services!
The Appathon Jury will consist of four (4) members, who will come from
the organizing teams of Operational Unit BEYOND/IAASARS/NOA and the
PRAXI Network/ FORTH.
Ideas will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Innovation
Copernicus is the European Union's Earth observation programme, looking at our planet and its environment to benefit all European citizens. It offers information services that draw from satellite Earth Observation and in-situ (non-space) data. European citizens, ranging from policy makers, researchers, commercial to private users, as well as the global scientific community can benefit in many ways from the data and information provided by Copernicus. Indeed, Copernicus supports a variety of applications in several non-space domains, which potentially impact businesses and organisations in day-today activities and operations.
The EU-funded FPCUP (Framework Partnership Agreement on
Copernicus User Uptake) aims at increasing the number of Copernicus users and applications derived from Copernicus data or products by different actions. The project is lead by the German Aerospace Center (DLR Space Agency). 50 partners from 23 European countries are part of the consortium comprising a broad expertise on national and international
Copernicus user uptake. In Greece, the FPCUP Actions are being implemented by the Operational Unit BEYOND/IAASARS/NOA and PRAXI Network/ FORTH.