Geomatics on the Move
A challenge for innovators across the European Union to bring their Geomatics solutions to life using European satellite technologies, shaping the future of data capture and analysis.
Terms of reference
Please make sure you read the Terms of Reference here for requirements specifications and duly complete all the forms before submitting your application.
Clarification note #1 is available here.
Clarification note #2 is available here.
What we are looking for?
The aim of the contest is to create innovative geomatics applications and solutions, using Galileo and EGNOS. Solutions must demonstrate their novel approach to the use of satellite data for the geomatics field, while ensuring that their technical feasibility is accurate and will have maximal practical impact on the sector.
The contest invites also applications from all over the European Union that integrate the use of additional technologies - using Galileo or EGNOS - such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented reality and virtual reality, as well as supplementary remote sensing data sources like drones and Copernicus data. Solutions animated through mobile phone applications or other easy-to-use platforms are also welcome.
The Geomatics on the Move Prize consists of two categories with five prizes each.
- 1st category - Traditional Geomatics: five (5) prizes will be given to solutions which main innovation is based on the usage of EGNSS, employing traditional equipment such as surveying or GIS grade GNSS Receivers for applications such as cadastral, marine and mining surveying or GIS mapping. These solutions can be supported or combined with Copernicus satellites data;
- 2nd category - Integrated Geomatics: five (5) prizes will be given to integrated surveying solutions that use Galileo or EGNOS, leveraging cutting-edge tools and technologies like drones, mobile mapping, laser scanners or Augmented/Mixed Reality that can either be used within geomatics applications or beyond. These solutions can be supported or combined with Copernicus satellites data;
Each applicant participating in the Finals will receive a certificate of reaching the final stage. Additionally, the winner teams of the Geomatics on the Move Prize will receive the following prizes:
- 1st Prize of the Traditional Geomatics solution: € 5.000 (five thousand Euro)
- 2nd Prize of the Traditional Geomatics solution: € 4.000 (four thousand Euro)
- 3rd Prize of the Traditional Geomatics solution: € 3.000 (three thousand Euro)
- 4th Prize of the Traditional Geomatics solution: € 2.000 (two thousand Euro)
- 5th Prize of the Traditional Geomatics solution: € 1.000 (one thousand Euro)
- 1st Prize of the Integrated Geomatics solution: € 5.000 (five thousand Euro)
- 2nd Prize of the Integrated Geomatics solution: € 4.000 (four thousand Euro)
- 3rd Prize of the Integrated Geomatics solution: € 3.000 (three thousand Euro)
- 4th Prize of the Integrated Geomatics solution: € 2.000 (two thousand Euro)
- 5th Prize of the Integrated Geomatics solution: € 1.000 (one thousand Euro)
Prizes shall be awarded in accordance with the principles of transparency and equal treatment and shall promote the achievement of policy objectives of the Union.
Award Criterias and Ceremony
The following award criteria will be considered for the assessment of the proposed solutions on the First phase. The award criteria apply to both of the categories:
- Innovation (0-10): Does the solution demonstrate an innovative approach to Geomatics products, processes, technologies or business models?
- Technical feasibility (0-10): Does the solution propose a technically accurate and feasible use of the involved technologies?
- Market/scientific relevance (0-10): Does this solution contribute to the development of the Geomatics profession or further scientific research in their field?
- European navigation programmes relevance (0-10): Is the solution making use of Galileo, EGNOS? Is the increased accuracy offered by Galileo relevant for the solution? Is the increased robustness provided by multi-constellation / multi-frequency relevant for the solution?
- Address regional development needs (0-10): Does the research solution address regional needs? Does the business idea improve the offer available in regional markets?
IMPORTANT NOTE: Only applications receiving equal or more than a total score of 30 (thirty) points and ranking in the first 5 places per each category of prize will be invited to the finals.
The scores received by each finalist will be complemented by the following criteria during the final ceremony: