The European Space Agency (ESA) is now inviting entrepreneurs to submit innovative ideas to the Earth Observation Entrepreneurship Initiative (EOEI) Call until 19 June 2016 12:00 CET!
The Call aims to attract new players to the world of Earth Observation from space and support innovative ideas using Earth Observation (EO) data that can turn grand challenges of our society, emerging business needs and advances in digital technologies into new growth opportunities for Europe.
ESA plans to award up to 50 Innovation Vouchers worth 15,000 EURO enabling the selected applicants to procure data, tools and specific expertise and services to refine their idea and prototype products both on a technical and business model point of view.
It is to be noted that this Call is directed specifically to new players and is fully complementary to other existing competitions (e.g. Copernicus Masters, App camps), as it addresses the pre-incubation phase, thereby bridging the feasibility gap between ideas and the incubation of new companies.
More information: http://esa-eoei.org/