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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:

  1. Urban Landscape Dynamics
  2. Agricultural Land Use
  3. 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.


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

The team with the best pitch in Geneva will receive:

  • 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

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 13 April 2018 (5pm CET), using the following email address:
Please see the LandSense Challenge Application Form for 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.

Deadline for submission of proposals: Friday 13 April 2018, 17:00 CET
Invitation of selected finalists until: Friday 27 April 2018, 17:00 CET
Challenge date in Geneva: Sunday 3 June 2018

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