HUBRAUM x EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY
hubraum and the European Space Agency are collaborating on an out-of-this-world opportunity: a joint prototyping program combining Internet-of-Things (IoT) with Earth Observation (EO) data. Both bring their best to this program: the European Space Agency its expertise in EO and space-based telecommunications, hubraum – the extensive experience in working with startups as well as the DT IoT connectivity networks.
Together, we hope to inspire startups to dizzy new heights of innovation, supporting them with access the European Space Agency’s data, the Copernicus Data Space Ecosystem, hubraum’s campus spaces in Berlin and Krakow for workshops and prototyping, and a prize pool of up to 60,000 euros to sponsor the building of selected use cases as PoCs — along with many more benefits.
IOT SPACE CHALLENGE
This is an eight-month joint prototyping program for startups, companies or developer teams innovating and building IoT or Earth Observation solutions, or who cover both technical fields. We aim to to explore innovation opportunities offered by the European Earth Observation Programmes and Systems (such as Sentinel Satellites) and Future Connectivity infrastructure (terrestrial and non-terrestrial IoT communication networks), primarily the capabilities of Deutsche Telekom platforms.
The participants of the IoT Space Challenge will have an opportunity to participate in structured learning and development under the guidance of hubraum and ESA. You will carry out proofs of concept of use cases where combination of EO and IoT data and systems can result in new products or services and validate it against the market requirements. Our goal is to identify new commercially-viable IoT use cases utilizing Earth Observation data & services, identify new use cases leveraging IoT for EO operations, and explore the capabilities of additional third-party platforms offering space-based IoT solutions.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR
We are seeking teams with expertise in IoT or EO — or both, should you have a combined experience in these two fields. We also encourage to apply those entities which are interested in B2B collaboration opportunities across the two technical domains. Please note that we are looking for startups, companies or developer teams whose products are reasonably mature — you should have tested your MVP in a real-life setting.
Our program is dedicated to businesses operating in countries listed in Questions & Answers
AREAS OF INTEREST
Your product/service helps protect the environment eg. early detection of forest fires, air quality, etc.
Your product/service gives authorities more in-depth insights eg. bridge infrastructure
Your product/service helps improves the lives of citizens eg. water management
Your product/service uses data to better predict and manage agricultural tasks eg. precision farming
Your product/service makes industrial production chains more sustainable e.g. monitoring deforestation
Security and Emergencies:
IoT and EO enable real-time emergency detection
Satellite IoT connectivity, IoT for EO operations, dynamic satellite tasking, sensor calibration, new observational ideas
WHAT YOU GET
HOW DO I APPLY
Please start off by filling out the form here by 31th March. In some cases, our scouting team will be in touch to ask you for some extra information. Following this, shortlisted candidates will be invited to deliver a virtual pitch and the startups and developers we select to enrol on the program will be invited to our kick-off. Good luck!
Cellular IoT using iotcreators Platform
Expert: Afzal Mangal
Copernicus Data Space Ecosystem
Expert: Jurry de la Mar
Satellite IoT serving Earth Observation
Expert: Frank Zeppenfeldt
Summary: An overview of current Satellite IoT solutions and how they could complement your terrestrial IoT and earth observation use cases.
Use Cases and Applications of IoT and Space
Expert: Valentijn Venus
Summary: In this session we will look into IoT Space applications and use cases where their total added value may exceed the sum of their individual component, from examples in agriculture, wild fires, air quality to and smart cities and logistics.
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