What is the last date to apply?

Applications close on 30 June 2020 at 13:00 CEST. The application platform will be closed at that point and no further registrations will be accepted.

If I am selected as a finalist, what is the last date to submit my pitch deck for the deep dive phase?

The last date for submitting your pitch deck as a finalist in the deep dive phase is 30th September 2020. You submit your pitch deck through the same application form that you submitted your initial application.

Am I eligible?

Please check the Terms & Conditions for full eligibility requirements here




Can I apply even though I am not a student or a farmer?

Of course you can! However, you must comply with the rules of eligibility described in the question above.

Am I still eligible if I reach 32 this year?

You are eligible as long as you are still under the age of 32 at competition deadline (i.e. up until the 30 June 2020).

What if I am a citizen of non-eligible country?

You can still enrol for the prize even if you are not a citizen of an eligible country, but you must be resident of an eligible country. Note that the eligible countries vary depending on the prize that you apply for.

Further details can be found in the Terms & Conditions.

How many people can participate in one team?

Up to 4 people can participate in one team. Note that all of your team members must comply with the terms of eligibility.

How can I apply?

You will need to complete your application on our submission platform by 30 June 2020 at 13:00 CEST. You can register here.

Which topics can I address?

You may submit an application that uses Galileo, EGNOS or Copernicus technologies in any of the agricultural domains. As long as there an application for your idea or solution within agriculture, we encourage you to submit.

Who has the right to use the ideas that I submit?

By submitting your proposal you are giving the competition organisers a license to use your ideas. However, to the extent that you own any intellectual property rights in the idea included in your entry, those rights will remain your property. You must also clearly state in your entry if the development of your idea requires access to any third party’s intellectual property. The purpose of the competition is to serve as a conduit for ideas – facilitating idea creation – rather than attempting to commercialise these ideas. For this reason, winning ideas will be made available for public viewing.

Do I have to send hard copies of my work as well?

No, we accept only applications submitted via our application platform.

How can I submit a video file?

You can upload it to YouTube or Vimeo, and include the link in your application via our online platform.

Where can I find more information?

If you need any other information not covered on this website, please contact us at info spam@spam.spam farmingbysatellite.eu.

Why do we target younger people?

The Farming by Satellite Prize aims to engage with the next generation of farmers and agricultural science professionals, to make them aware of the European satellite technologies available and stimulate the sharing of ideas and real-life case studies. Older people can act as mentors to a younger team. However, this must be declared at the time of submission, and if they reach the finals, only the team themselves will be invited to present to the judges.

There are other competitions run by the EU focussing on satellites and with an agriculture stream, which have no age barriers. For example the Galileo Masters and the Copernicus Masters competitions are open to all adults.

The Farming by Satellite competition has a place in educating and encouraging the younger generation to consider the role of satellites in achieving sustainable, productive and efficient agriculture.