LANDSENSE Innovation Challenge 2020-01-14T11:25:43+00:00

LANDSENSE INNOVATION CHALLENGE – Empowering communities to monitor & report on their environment



The LandSense Challenge targets individuals, web-entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs coming from all participating Horizon 2020 countries, to present innovative IT solutions addressing one of the three LandSense domains:

  1. Urban Landscape Dynamics
  2. Agricultural Land Use
  3. Forest & Habitat Monitoring

The challenge focuses on using data streams coming from the LandSense Citizen Observatory, the Sentinel Hub Service or other relevant EO data sources to design novel Land Use/Land Cover solutions for a range of applications within the selected domains.

Four LandSense Challenge finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas at the Third International ECSA Conference 2020 on 27 May 2020 in Trieste, Italy.


Each of the finalists will receive:

  • A travel voucher in the amount of 250 EUR per team for attending the event in Trieste
  • One ticket per team at a discounted rate to attend the Third International ECSA Conference 2020
  • Business coaching and mentorship services at the challenge
  • Matchmaking and networking opportunities with leading experts in EO and citizen science
  • Promotional services by LandSense
  • Presentation about the LandSense Engagement Platform at the Conference in Trieste

The team with the best pitch in Trieste will receive:

  • A grand prize of 1,500 EUR (in the form of a check presented at the event)
  • A 1 year subscription to Sentinel Hub Enterprise, worth 5,000 EUR, provided by SINERGISE
  • Online business coaching and mentorship services provided by the LandSense team

The first stage calls for ideas and invites participants to submit proposals for IT-based LULC solutions within one of three LandSense domains. Proposals (up to 2 pages long) should be submitted to the LandSense team by Friday 10 April 2020 (5pm CET), using the following email address:
Please see the LandSense Challenge Application Form for further details.

In the second stage, the LandSense expert jury will select 4 proposals and announce the finalists on Friday 24 April 2020 (5pm CET). The finalists will be invited to the event in Trieste.

Deadline for submission of proposals Invitation of selected finalists until Challenge date in Trieste
Friday 10 April 2020, 17:00 CET Friday 24 April 2020, 17:00 CET Wednesday 27 May 2020