Join Space App Camp 2014 - application deadline 10 March
App developers from Europe are invited to apply for this year's Space App Camp.
The deadline for registration has been extended to 10 March.
The EU co-funded S2G2M2 project is inviting 20 developers to ESA in the Netherlands (including travel expenses and accommodation) for the chance to work with like-minded people, learn how to integrate satellite data into their mobile applications, and gain insight into European space programmes.
The participants in Space App Camp 2014 will be selected based on the creativity of their previous works with regard to content, usability, design, and the underlying business concepts. Those interested will need to include links to published apps (Android or iOS platforms) and other references in their applications.
Space App Camp 2014 will take place at ESA’s space research and technology centre in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, between 4 and 12 May.
Participants will be provided with access to satellite data designed to help them develop mobile applications in five categories: agriculture, emergency and rescue management, environmental protection, maritime environment and maritime transportation, and lifestyle.
The goal is to come up with working app prototypes that use data from Europe’s Galileo/EGNOS satellite navigation systems and Copernicus Earth observation programmes on mobile devices. Experience in integrating such data is not required to take part in the camp.
Applications for Space App Camp 2014 can be made via an online registration form until 10 March.
Participants will be able to choose their preferred category, and can apply as teams of two or four. Those applying as teams of two will be grouped accordingly into teams of four.
Further information on the Space App Camp is available at www.app-camp.eu.
About the S2G2M2 project
S2G2M2 (Sustainable Services for Copernicus and GNSS in Mobile and Mobility) is a project under the European Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme and part of the strategic European Mobile and Mobility Industries Alliance. It aims to support innovative mobile service providers in taking advantage of Galileo and EGNOS and data derived from Copernicus.
Its pan-European approach ensures that the SME community has access to support mechanisms regardless of their geographic location or size. S2G2M2 is coordinated by the Netherlands Space Office and implemented in collaboration with Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen and the European Business & Innovation Centre Network.
More on S2G2M2 here.