Farming by satellite

How can we use
Satellite Technologies
to improve Agriculture and
reduce Environmental Impact?

An innovation competition
for students and young people across Europe

Farming by Satellite Prize 2020 is coming soon!

The upcoming edition of the prize will once again include the Special Africa Prize, encouraging the use of Copernicus, Galileo and EGNOS in the African region. We are excited to get underway.


Stay tuned as we announce the launch of the competition very soon!

Rewarding success and innovation

The aim of the prize is to promote Europe’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and Earth Observation (EO) services in agriculture. We’re looking for new ideas and innovations, particularly those relying upon European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS), the forthcoming GALILEO system, or Copernicus.  Entries can be from individuals or teams, and be about any type of agriculture.

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And the winners of the Farming by Satellite Prize 2018 are...

The Farming by Satellite Prize 2018, promoting the use of satellite technologies in  agriculture, was awarded on Wednesday 5th December at EU Space Week in Marseille. The overall winner, team Teagasc from Dublin, Ireland won €5,000 with their idea for FODDERApp, a complete system and mobile app for grass and grazing management.

More details here!


Students and young professionals – Combine your knowledge and creativity together and submit your ideas that use satellite technologies to improve agriculture and the environment.

Professors and Lecturers –  Share this opportunity with your students working at the intersection of space technologies and agriculture. You can also build it into your teaching programme for the semester and support your students with their applications.

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The prize

1st place  - €5,000
2nd place - €3,000
3rd place  - €1,000

Special Africa Prize  - €1,000

And an expenses-paid trip to participate in the final stage of the competition, and the Award Ceremony. A group of expert judges will review every idea.