There is still time to apply for Gravity Challenge

Start-ups, scale-ups, high growth businesses, academics, university students, and overall space enthusiasts are being invited to take part in the third GRAVITY Challenge.

The global technology innovation program aims to connect world-changing problems with the people who can solve them, to create economic growth and jobs. It is designed to enable corporates, entrepreneurs and universities to design and build solutions to real industrial, social and environmental problems using space-enabled technology and capability.

To be eligible to apply for Gravity Challenge 3, teams must have between three and 10 people involved, with at least one team member residing in a participating country: Australia, the UK, the US, Japan, Germany, France, Austria, Luxembourg, Hungary, Romania, Poland or Czech Republic.

Challenges that would be of interest to CHAP partners and members include:

  • SOS: seeking solutions to save our soils and regenerate degraded land.
  • Crop Type Mapping: NASA Harvest, faces the challenge to correctly identify the crops detected in satellite imagery. To tackle this challenge, ground-based teams have collected additional data points in the format of images and other information to be mapped with the satellite data. The primary goal is to map this additional data to the satellite imagery and create high quality labels.
  • Valuing Nature: better assessing financial risk: Dynamic data is needed for Investors to describe both impacts on Natural Capital assets & dependencies on Eco-system Services.
  • Rural Bank: Equip Australian farmers with climate management tools to build resilience and strengthen business viability.

The Gravity Challenge programme provides participants with access to current and historic satellite data from AWS and other satellite data providers. It provides corporate and public sector sponsorship of each industry challenge with mentorship and support from Deloitte and AWS technology and venture building experts. Participants will retain IP ownership of the solution developed during the program and following the event the winning teams will receive commercialisation strategy and incubation support to help them scale up.

The closing date to submit an initial application is 27th April. For more information go to Gravity.

If you have any questions about CHAP or are interested in working with us on a specific project, then please send us an email using the enquiries form at the bottom of our homepage.