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Copernicus Hackathons foster new business ideas with Copernicus data
09 May 2019
The Copernicus Hackathons are a valuable asset of Europe's Earth Observation (EO) programme: Copernicus Hackathons foster the use of Copernicus free and open data amongst different developer communities. They are one of the four elements of the Copernicus Start-up Programme of the European Commission (EC), which is composed of:
Hackathons are events that gather a large number of people representing various fields of expertise and having different skills with the aim of developing a software, starting from an idea and ending with an operational application. A hackathon can last several days and is basically a coding competition at which software programmers, developers, designers and other specialists come together to build and design something for a specific purpose or field.
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