LandSense Innovation Challenge
3rd Jun 2018, 9 a.m. CEST - 3rd Jun 2018, 9 p.m. CEST, Location: ESCA Conference 2018, Geneva, 1201, Switzerland.

The LandSense Challenge targets individuals, web-entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs coming from all participating Horizon 2020 countries, to present innovative IT solutions addressing one of the three LandSense domains:

  • Urban Landscape Dynamics
  • Agricultural Land Use
  • Forest & Habitat Monitoring
  • The challenge focuses on using data streams coming from the LandSense Citizen Observatory, the Sentinel Hub Service or other relevant EO data sources to design novel Land Use/Land Cover solutions for a range of applications within the selected domains.

    Four LandSense Challenge finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas at the Second International ECSA Conference 2018 on 3 June 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland.


    The first stage calls for ideas and invites participants to submit proposals for IT-based LULC solutions within one of three LandSense domains. Proposals (up to 2 pages long) should be submitted to the LandSense team by Friday 30 March 2018 (5pm CET), using the following email address:
    Please see the Challenge webpage for the LandSense Challenge Application Form and further details.

    In the second stage, the LandSense expert jury will select 4 proposals and announce the finalists on Friday 27 April 2018 (5pm CET). The finalists will be invited to the event in Geneva.



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    1st place - Winner Set Prices

    - A grand prize of 1,500 EUR (in the form of a check presented at the event)
    - A 1 year subscription to Sentinel Hub Enterprise, worth 5,000 EUR, provided by SINERGISE
    - Online business coaching and mentorship services provided by the LandSense team

    Participant - Set of Prices

    Each of the finalists will receive:

    - A travel voucher in the amount of 250 EUR per team for attending the event in Geneva
    - One ticket per team at a discounted rate to attend the Second International ECSA Conference 2018 (Cost: 50 EUR)
    - Business coaching and mentorship services at the challenge
    - Matchmaking and networking opportunities with leading experts in EO and citizen science
    - Promotional services by LandSense
    - Presentation about the LandSense Engagement Platform at the Conference in Geneva