ESA start-up company wins GMES Masters award

2012 winners
26 October 2012

The GMES Masters prize pool has a total value of €335 000 both in cash and in kind, the latter mainly in the form of satellite data or the chance to enter the incubation programme at one of Europe’s seven ESA Business Incubation Centres.

The European Commission has contributed satellite data packages worth €100 000 to this year’s GMES Masters.

The impressive participation and the quality of the submitted ideas in the competition’s first two years have demonstrated that innovative GMES applications possess great economic potential, especially for small- and medium-enterprises and start-up companies.

The aim of the GMES programme is to provide easily accessible information to improve the management of the environment, understand and mitigate the effects of climate change and ensure civil security.

For a complete description of all the winning ideas, visit the competition website.

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