The German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is looking for solutions that use Copernicus data to solve major challenges faced by transport systems today.
Solutions can solve challenges on the local, national or international level and can target any mode of transportation. Participants are encouraged to use Copernicus data along with additional data sources such as traffic information, or other mobility-related data.
Areas of interest to the BMVI include:
- Transport infrastructure: Ensure the ongoing quality, safety and maintenance of road, rail, or aviation infrastructure
- Environmental impact: Monitor or improve the impact of transport on the environment, such as emissions, oil dependency, or reduction of natural habitats
- Freight transport and logistics: Develop new concepts to deliver goods as fast as possible to their destination – but also taking cost, noise pollution and the environment into consideration
- Maritime safety: Ensure or improve the efficient and safe operations of maritime transport, considering additional factors such as fuel consumption, weather forecasts, ship tracking etc.
- Cash prize: EUR 5,000
- Cloud computing: 6 months access to the cloud computing platform CODE-DE and advanced training. Winners are invited to upload and publish their algorithms on CODE-DE
- Network: Access to the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) business networks
- Event: Attendance and presentation at a transport related event of the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) (if eligible)
- Satellite data: Possibility to access EUR 10,000 worth of commercial datasets from the Copernicus Contributing Missions in the Copernicus Data Warehouse (financial support by EC)
- Extra EUR 10,000 Cash Prize if your concept gets selected as Copernicus Masters 2020 Overall Winner
Submissions to the BMVI Digital Transport Challenge will be evaluated against the following criteria:
- Innovation: Does the solution present a novel/new approach to solving transport challenges?
- Societal benefits: Does the solution show significant value for today’s transport systems, society and/or the environment?
- Technical Feasibility: Is the idea technical feasible?
- Copernicus Connection: Does the solution use Copernicus data to create added-value
- Commercial Viability: Does the solution have real market potential
For more information, visit https://copernicus-masters.com/prize/bmvi-challenge/