Get inspired by some highlights from our former Copernicus Accelerator participants and their exciting EO projects. Find out more about their teams, their goals and the USP which make them unique!
- July 2019
20tree.ai – Detecting Forest Threats with Artificial Intelligence
Forests are an essential part of life. They produce the air we breathe, they capture carbon dioxide, and they provide the timber for products we use every day. However, forests are under pressure of threats, including extreme drought and insect plagues. 20tree.ai’s forest health monitoring solution leverages the latest advancements in satellite imagery and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to monitor forest health and to detect these disturbances.
- June 2019
ACTAEON – Built with the Industry for the Industry
Agricultural insurance (AgI), although a fast-growing sector, is suffering from low penetration and consistent underwriting losses due to factors ranging from high administrative costs to adverse selection.
- May 2019
Organisations are processing large amounts of data each day and almost all of it has a geolocation component. Flycom Technologies wants to bring advanced GIS and location-based functionalities to the fingertips of everyday business users. In light of this mission, the team has developed GMS-GIS for Insurance.
- March 2019
SatShipAI – Enhancing Maritime Surveillance with Satellite Imaging and AI
SatShipAI is an innovative product under development by Nodalpoint Systems. It aims to fill a gap in existing maritime surveillance capabilities by providing ship detection, type classification, and size estimation based on satellite imaging.
- February 2019
TSAR AI – Unlocking Reliable & Rapid Detection of Surface Changes
OPT/NET won the 2018 EC Copernicus Masters Emergency Management Challenge for its progress in this field with its product: TSAR AI. TSAR AI uses Artificial Intelligence to automate analysing & annotating disaster maps. After assessing the damages, TSAR AI prioritises the most affected areas so responders can coordinate their response appropriately.
- January 2019
CybELE – Achieving Environmental Justice with Copernicus Data
CybELE provides quick access to environmental crime reports to law firms and insurance companies. Besides saving time and money usually spent on research, the reports constitute crucial evidence of infringement of environmental laws and assess the cost of environmental damage. They are based on analysis of satellite data provided by Sentinels-1, -2, -3, and -5. The reports are drafted in a precise and comprehensive manner in order to serve as a crucial evidential basis during judicial proceedings like litigation or dispute settlements.
- December 2018
Meet Polisensio – Air Pollution Monitoring for (Smart) Cities
Polisensio is empowering decision makers of (smart) cities and businesses with outdoor air quality data and environmental intelligence so they can take targeted action against air pollution.
- November 2018
Weather Logistics: Tackling Food Security with Weather Analytics
Weather Logistics has successfully acquired European Space Agency (ESA) funding to further develop its climate services. Building on its long-range forecast system, the company is in active discussions with British growers to deliver the most accurate field-level rainfall and temperature outlooks.
- October 2018
LiveEO: Copernicus Triple – From Idea to Market Leader
LiveEO is a space start-up that makes use of public and commercial satellite images and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) data to monitor large-scale infrastructure grids in the verticals energy, railway, oil and gas.
- September 2018
MEEO: Working Towards a Digital Earth by Removing Data Access Barriers
The Meteorological Environmental Earth Observation (MEEO) team, comprised of Earth observation (EO) and IT experts, has been working on a platform called eodataservice in order to make access to DE data faster and easier than ever before.
- August 2018
Sunglint: Protect Your Skin with Earth Observation Data!
Randbee Consultants, a consultancy company from Málaga, Spain, and a 2017 Copernicus Accelerator mentee, is working on a project that is highly relevant nowadays: The protection of our skin. This project, Sunglint, has been created by a team of data scientists from Randbee Consultants, whose goal is to protect the environment and our skin against the effects of pollution. The Sunglint team has developed the skin ageing index tool: Its mission is to raise awareness that the pollutants and the UV rays in the atmosphere can seriously damage and age human skin. At the same time, the tool recommends the best protective measures to decrease the damaging effects on individuals and the environment in general.
- July 2018
MapTiler: An Open Alternative to Google Maps
MapTiler Cloud is the first commercial application of OpenMapTiles Satellite, the award-winning project of the 2017 Copernicus Masters T-Systems Open Telekom Cloud Challenge, a project by the current Copernicus Accelerator mentee Petr Pridal and his start-up OctoGEO s.r.o.
- June 2018
Agricolus: Making Precision Farming Easier
Agricolus s.r.l. is an Italian start-up working in Precision Agriculture. The company’s mission is to support farmers, agronomists, agri-food processors and other agricultural operators in optimising agronomic practices by using state-of-the-art technologies of data collection and analysis.
- May 2018
Saturnalia: Good Wine as Seen From Space!
Saturnalia is a service for quality forecasting for fine wine through intensive monitoring of vineyards from space and on the ground. Its big advantage over existing quality assessment techniques consists of forecasting wine quality before the publication of price-driving, official reviews. An innovative approach to analysing vine growth conditions unlocks the use of vast quantities of Copernicus data in addition to ground measurements to predict wine quality before it is actually bottled and put on sale.
- March 2018
Hera Space – Helping Fishermen Find the Closest Fishing Grounds with Blockchain Technology
HearSpace’s app helps fishermen to locate the closest legal fishing ground, optimising operating budgets while reducing environmental impacts. The application, makes use of the same blockchain technology as used for Bitcoin to ensure warranty transparency and unhackability, building a win-win relationship between fishermen, companies, administration and consumers.
- January 2018
Golbriak Space – Towards a New Era of Space Telecomunnications
The start-up’s mission is to develop and implement the services as well as the enabling technologies for distributed and federated satellite missions. These novel paradigms should bring several advantages for the space industry, not only by optimisation of data distribution, but also by increasing the overall mission performance and reducing operational costs.
- June 2017
EnviroSAR© Ltd. - Knowledge Building of UK Wildfire Regimes Through Online Integration of Geospatial Datasets
EnviroSAR© Ltd. is an Earth observation (EO) startup with the vision to improve the efficiency of managing wildfire disturbance in moorlands and heathlands. Wildfire is a major hazard in UK moorlands and is increasing in the Rural-Urban Interface (RUI), especially in areas of heathland. Since wildfires incur socio-economic costs for all parties involved and are predicted to increase due to climate change, this environmental hazard is of high relevance nowadays.
- April 2017
The IceCream Team – the Mission to Save Glaciers Worldwide
The IceCream (Ice Crowd-sourced REAl-time velocity Monitoring) Team has a huge vision: by using EO data, they try to save the glaciers on our planet. Their idea is to create a tool which leverages satellite imagery and climate data to illustrate the impacts of our changing Earth in areas of interest to everyone.
- February 2017
green spin - the Journey to Digital Farming
green spin develops applications and solutions for digitalisation and optimisation of processes in the agricultural sector. The company was founded in 2013 by three alumni/scientists from the Department of Geography of the University of Würzburg: Dr. Sebastian Fritsch, Clemens Delatrée, and Gunther Schorcht. Their main goal was and is to allow their customers to profit from the use of open geospatial data. The use of spatial data, e.g. from earth observation satellites, can help to improve agricultural systems everywhere in the world. This will be an important task because of the immense rise of the global population in the next decades.
- December 2016
Sinergise is Pushing the Limits of Managing of Spatial Data Over Internet
Sinergise is a company operating in a start-up mode for almost 15 years already. Not from the point of financial dependence on financing rounds – they have been profitable from day one – but from the point of organisation of work and search for innovation. They have been one of the first companies to implement management of GIS data over Internet, supporting hundreds of users to jointly edit the data, being connected via old fashion dial-up modems in 2003. Their cloud GIS platform Geopedia used power of simple browsers 10 years ago, making it simple to perform crowd-sourcing actions such as identification (and subsequent clean-up) of more than 15.000 illegal dumpsites in Slovenia.