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Complete the form below and we will send you a link with the submission form to complete in order to enter the 2022 Earth Observation Challenge.

The Africa Earth Observation (AEO) Challenge is an annually run open innovation challenge that has been sourcing novel space technologies since 2016.

Earth observation can be defined as the gathering of information about the physical, chemical and biological systems of the planet via remote-sensing technologies. It is used to monitor changes in natural and manmade environments.

This is the sixth iteration of the challenge, which aims to drive entrepreneurial activity in the African space industry and promote awareness of the value of Earth Observation to a broad community, and in multiple applicable sectors such as water and food security, mining applications, logistics, insurance, and many more.


Submission from businesses in any and all industries are encouraged, as long as they meet the following criteria :


The Challenge is open to businesses across the African continent


All submissions must demonstrate a clear application of EOD

Some generic examples in the following industries:

Climate change [Download]

Smart cities [Download]

Mining [Download]

Logistics [Download]

Agriculture [Download]

Past entries can be found here [Download]   


Early stage funding/angel investor ready businesses (*TRL 8/9 and *BRL 1/2/3 )

Technology Readiness Level (TRL) [Download] 

Business Readiness Level 1/2/3 (BRL) [Download]

*Technology Readiness Level (TRL) – See appendix

*Business Readiness Level (BRL) – See appendix

How to enter for the challenge?

Follow the below steps:

step 1

Download the detailed submission form [here] and complete it.

step 2

Complete the online submission summary form [here] and upload the completed detailed submission form to it.

step 3

Submit the online form (with the attached detailed submission form).