Africa Earth Observation Challenge 2021 opens for submissions

Information from Africa Earth Observation

The Africa Earth Observation (AEO) Challenge 2021 opens for entries today from businesses across the African continent who can make submissions demonstrating a clear application of Earth observation data.

The annual open innovation challenge has been inviting novel space technology applications since 2016, with the aim to identify promising early-stage businesses and develop them into companies

This year’s focus is “Driving geospatial readiness across the African continent through African talent”. Business-ready African innovators and entrepreneurs are invited to submit novel business ideas. Finalists will be selected to enter a two-week business development programme, preparing them for their pitches to a panel of judges and other industry players afterwards.

The three winning submissions will win a combination of prizes, including:

  1. Access to earth observation data packages from Maxar:
    • 1st place: $10,000
    • 2nd place: $5000
    • 3rd place: $5000
  2. Amazon Web Services Activate credits:
    • 1st place: $5,000
    • 2nd place: $3,000
    • 3rd place: $2,000
  3. Four-month incubation and virtual mentorship worth up to $24 000, including mentorship and support from the GEN Space, Digital Earth Africa and Amazon Web Services.

Enter the challenge by visiting: https://eochallenge.africa/enter/

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