Sustainable Development Goals Copernicus Hackathon

20/11/2019 – 21/11/2019

Tackle one of our 3 Grand Challenges related to the SDGs

Collaborate with people from different backgrounds and expertise

Take your chance to develop prototypes of new software based on Copernicus Earth Observation (EO) Data. Collaborate intensely in small teams of people with different backgrounds and expertise on a solution for one of 3 societal challenges: ‘Healthy lives for all’, ‘Nutritious food for allandRaw materials in a circular economy’.

The Copernicus Hackathon is open to entrepreneurs, start-ups, coders, researchers, scientists, EO specialists, designers, storytellers and anyone who is enthusiastic about finding solutions. This Copernicus Hackathon will end up with concrete ideas for projects that could enter into an incubation or acceleration phase.

The Grand Challenges of this Copernicus Hackathon

Showcase your solution in front of an international expert audience


Participate in one of our three Grand Challenges related to the Sustainable Development Goals. You can register individually or as a member of a team.

Fiocruz Challenge: Healthy farmers lives
VITO Challenge: Sustainable Agriculture
Luleå Challenge: Sustainable Raw Materials

Participation is free of charge, but registration by November 18 is required. Seats are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Only a limited number of seats remain available to join the 50+ participants registered so far.

Register your seat now

What’s in it for the winning team?

Money, support and exposure


  • 3.000 EUR
  • 3 months free access to Sobloo DIAS
  • A seat in the Copernicus Accelerator

  • 2.000 EUR
  • 3 months free access to ONDA DIAS
  • Assistance with enrolment for a position in the Astropreneurs' programme

  • 1.000 EUR

What can you expect during this Copernicus Hackathon?

How to prepare for this Copernicus Hackathon?

Watch our pre-event webinars


To help you prepare for this Copernicus Hackathon, we have prepared 4 webinar videos. The content has been delivered by our team of experts and will help you to get all the information that you need to get up to speed by November 20.

Copernicus data and its impact in health, food and raw materials

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Copernicus Data and Information Access Services (DIAS)

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Business opportunities using Open Data

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How to increase my chances of becoming a winner?

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