ESA Space App Camp 2020 goes digital

ESA invites App developers and specialists in artificial intelligence and machine learning to apply to take part in this year’s Space App Camp, which will be held on 11–21 September. Like many events now, the App Camp will take place online.

Offering a virtual workspace for 20 developers, 2020 ESA Space App Camp will include a comprehensive preparatory phase as well as the 11-day camp – during which participants will not only be able to exchange new ideas with like-minded developers, but also gain insights into how ESA operates.

With the support of experts from the sectors of Earth observation, artificial intelligence and business, participants will be tasked with devising innovative apps and feasible business models in one of five subject areas: smart green cities, food security*, health, tourism and coastal monitoring*. In honour of a former ESA employee, Luigi Fusco, an additional topic on agriculture* is also included.

The prize includes €2500 in cash, technical coaching from ESA’s Φ-lab on artificial intelligence for Earth observation, a one-week visit in 2021 to the Φ-lab in 2021 at ESA’s Centre for Earth Observation near Rome in Italy including travel and accommodation, as well as a technical support package worth around €3500.

The winners will also have the opportunity to apply for further incubation at one of the ESA Business Incubation Centres. 

(*G&A Themes)