This year EUSPA’s signature competition had a new format. It invited entrepreneurs, innovators and start uppers to submit an idea, prototype, or commercial product. While the challenge was the same, to leverage EU Space data and services from the EU Space programme, this tweak in the rules of the competition incentivised more innovators to apply.
The #myEUspace competition is open to teams from all EU Member States plus Switzerland, Norway and Iceland and has a total prize of nearly EUR 1 million. In addition to the cash prize, the competition provides support to entrepreneurs throughout the entire innovation cycle, from early-stage start-ups to scale-ups.
Depending on the maturity of the solution at the time of submission, entrepreneurs can compete and win in three different innovation areas: Space My Life, Our Green Planet and Dive in Deep Tech.
‘’Our jury spent hours evaluating the first round of #myEUspace which saw almost 100 ideas submitted. The stakes were high, and we saw many trailblazing ideas with great market potential,’’ says Justyna Redelkiewicz, Market, Downstream and Innovation department, EUSPA. ‘’Congratulations, not only to the winners, but also to those who had a go at our competition. More opportunities are coming, so don’t be disappointed.’’ she concludes.
Today, EUSPA announces the winners of the first #myEUspace track "Submission of an Idea". This track consists of promising theoretical ideas that leverage EU space data and have a high market potential. The best 15 ideas will receive a cash prize of EUR 10K each.
While the evaluation of the Prototypes’ track is ongoing, the competition remains open for the last track #myEUspace track "Submission of Products" with applications’ deadline 25 April 2023. See the full list of winners by area of innovation:
See the full list of winners by area of innovation:
Our Green Planet
- Spillalert: Intuitive web interface for oil spills and blackwater tank detection
- BugBit: Risk analysis platform for predicting and alerting of bark beetle outbreaks
- Push4CleanAir: SaaS pollution monitoring platform
- Detritus: Online platform and mobile app for waste-crime detection
- Orioos: Autonomous robotic solution for monitoring woody perennial crops
- Vantu: Van-lifers’ companion app to discover ‘off the beaten track’ sites to camp for the night
Dive in Deep Tech
- DeGenS: Decentralized Space-to-Ground Data Availability for AI using Blockchain
- Climate AI for Web3: Real-world portable climate API for virtual worlds powered by AI and satellite data
- Latitudo Supersar: AI analysis, classification and interpretation of multi-sensor and multi-mission images
- WhisperCash: Person to person payments via satellite for isolated regions
- Kyck: Geospatial metaverse platform for exploring and sharing AR experiences in the physical world
Space My Life
- Foremca: Cryptographic methodology providing forensic digital proof
- MicroPURA: Microbial Purity to detect levels of microbial contamination in the air
- Space4CC: Monitoring actions to safeguard cultural heritage in conflict areas
- Oasis City Lab: AI tool to track urban threats
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