With Copernicus into 2020

Max Gulde

We are honoured to be one of the Copernicus Accelerator portfolio companies.

Copernicus Accelerator

The Copernicus Accelerator is a 12-month tailor-made coaching programme which provides a challenging, inspiring and inclusive setting for you to take your idea or project to the next level. Imagine having access to the right tools, support and advice to turn your business case into an impactful commercial solution. What if you could draw on an impressive network of like-minded innovators, take advantage of informative monthly training sessions and benefit from consistent one-on-one guidance from an expert mentor of your choice? Well, ConstellR is now part of this network.

After winning the Copernicus Masters ESA 4.0 Challenge 2019, out vision to revolutionise the temperature monitoring market has been featured on the Copernicus Accelerator homepage. In particular, our planet's land surface temperature is an important indicator of environmental changes and can help us to monitor and forecast critical factors in agriculture, natural disasters and infrastructure management. ConstellR will answer the emerging market need for this data by offering daily global coverage and unprecedented spatial resolution.

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For more information on Abu Dhabi

Max Gulde

CLIX here. But first of all, a Happy New Year 2020! We have been selected as on of 42 finalists out of more than 1400 applications to enter the Climate Innovation Exchange Startup Competition during the World Future Energy Summit 2020.

World Future Energy Summit

The annual World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi is the leading global industry event and exhibition for future energy, cleantech and sustainability. Bringing together government and business leaders, 800 specialist exhibitors and 33,500 visitors from 170 countries, it showcases pioneering technologies and ground-breaking thinking in energy, energy efficiency, water, solar, waste and smart cities.

CLIX – the Climate Innovations Exchange, launched in 2018, supports the UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment strategy to enable the sourcing and funding of climate change solutions and technologies. CLIX is a unique global marketplace located in Abu Dhabi, UAE, a World Future Energy Summit initiative and a part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week connecting entrepreneurs, innovators and investors on a global level to enable partnerships that will power climate change solutions through knowledge, innovation and funding.

First: Thank you, Carbon Limiting Technologies, for selecting us as one of the finalists in the sustainability in space column of the event. As only one out of six space startups in this event, we felt honored to have been so centrally visible right next to the UAE Space Agency. Furthermore, we were completely blown away by the level of professionalism and enthusiasm presented during the 4-day event. To make it short: Fantastic venue coupled with a great atmosphere and many, many important contacts. Alf shukran!

Startups, if you ever have the chance, we can highly recommend this event. Nowhere else have we ever had so many intriguing discussions and opportunities offered in such a short amount of time. I must confess that I did not consider the UAE as an important player in the space sector before I visited, and I am happy to say that I was wrong.

And the winner is...

Max Gulde

… well, us, of course. ConstellR! During this year's European Space Week in Helsinki, our nifty little start-up won the one and only Space Oscar of the ESA Copernicus 4.0 Challenge.

Feed humanity

The United Nations predicts that humankind will need about 50% more food within the next 30 years. 50% more food without a substantial increase in agricultural area and despite climate change. The only way out is to make farming more efficient.

With ConstellR, we will install the world’s first system in orbit, which can daily and globally access the state of health of our crops on the single field level. And we can do so at 3% of the cost of traditional systems, using our patent-pending miniaturization technology. Without any compromises.

This system will deliver data to address a multi-billion US dollar market and support political and industrial decision-makers in better predicting and substantially increasing crop yield, in timely reacting on environmental changes, and in dramatically saving our planet's most precious resource: freshwater.

We are happy to state that we have funding to launch our in-orbit-demonstration and start building the constellation by 2021. So, if you are looking for high-resolution thermal infrared data, look no further. Contact us!

“ConstellR provides an intriguing opportunity to benefit our stressedout biosphere: The idea does not only propose cutting-edge sensor technology to be installed in orbit, it also provides for the CubeSat to carry it and for the launch to make all that happen within a short time frame. This package is a unique feature, and it has convinced me to vote for it.”

– Dr Thomas Beer, Copenicus Policy Coordinator, European Space Agency (ESA-ESRIN)

Double Trouble in Houston and Bremen

Max Gulde

Yes, you heard correctly: Meet us next week in the US and in Europe, where we are attending both major space expos. Christian Mittermaier will pitch us to the finals in Houston, Max Gulde will impress the audience of the panel session in Bremen.

America’s Commercial Space Conference and Exposition

SpaceCom addresses the strategic issues impacting the commercial space industry that will enable your business to set a clear course to gain a competitive advantage in the coming trillion-dollar space economy.

ConstellR will be joining SpaceCom to compete as a semi-finalist in the Top 30. We will also be hosting exhibit #652 in the StartUp pavilion.

Europe’s meeting place for space business, technology & innovation

Space Tech Expo Europe returns to Bremen, Germany on 19-21 November 2019 drawing attendance of more than 4000 industry leaders, decision makers, engineers, specifiers and buyers to meet manufacturers and the entire space supply chain.

The free-to-attend trade fair will showcase the very latest technology from technical designers, electrical and avionic sub-systems suppliers, manufacturers and components through to systems integrators for civil, military and commercial (aero) space. More than 400 leading suppliers at the event include ArianeGroup, OHB, Fraunhofer, Baader Planetarium GmbH, ISIS – Innovative Solutions In Space BV, Tyvak, SCISYS, EXOLAUNCH, and PTScientists GmbH.

We are happy to meet you at Space Tech Expo in Bremen. Find us at our stand 5031 and listen to Max’s talk on Thursday on “Increasing Tech Capabilities to Strengthen Data Applications for AgriTech, Urban Management and Environmental Monitoring” session on the Smallsats Conference, 10:15 – 11:00 am.

New for 2019: Smallsats at Space Tech Expo Europe

Space Tech Expo Europe 2019 will provide a focused exhibit and sessions area dedicated to Smallsats highlighting opportunities for this fast-growing sector of the industry, including:

The Final(s) Frontier

Max Gulde

Oh wow, that is some awesome piece of news: ConstellR has been nominated as one of three finalists for the ESA COPERNICUS 4.0 CHALLENGE!

Copernicus Masters

The Copernicus Masters is an international competition that awards prizes to innovative solutions, developments and ideas for business and society based on Earth observation data. Big data produced by Earth observation holds huge potential for the creation of innovative products and services.

A wide variety of industries and areas of public interest stand to profit from the advances of the Copernicus programme.

AZO launched the Copernicus Masters in 2011 on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) and with strong support of world-class partners as part of their mission to foster the User Uptake of Copernicus services.

The Copernicus Masters has developed into the moving force promoting cutting-edge solutions. Annually, different prize categories tackle global challenges with revolutionary competition entries in the fields of agriculture, energy, health and digital transport – just to name a few.

Register now for the European Space Week 2019!

Deep Tech Pioneer

Max Gulde

What a way to end this week: Out of over 5000 applications ConstellR has been selected to be one of the most promising deep tech start ups to "solve humanity’s biggest challenges".



We are deeply proud and honoured to receive the invitation to present our approach and give insights into our developments during next year's Global Summit in Paris on 12th-13th March 2020!

Hello Tomorrow

Unlocking the power of deep tech to solve our toughest global challenges. A competition designed for science and deep tech entrepreneurs.

Hello Tomorrow believes "in the need for radical transformation in the way we eat, move, power and run our industries. This transformation can be supported by several waves of powerful technologies. What we refer to today as “deep technologies”, cutting-edge tech applied in digital, quantum physics, biology and new materials, offer new innovative production methods. These technologies hold unparalleled potential, yet require unprecedented resources, energy and collaboration to bring positive change to our planet, society and industries."

Happy to join!

Seraphim Space Camp

Max Gulde

Finally! Nine intense weeks are lying behind us. During this time, we've been guided by Seraphim Space Camp and their selected partners to rethink our approaches, focus our strategy and sharpen our message.



The hard work culminated in one fantastic event, where seven very promising start ups presented themselves during InvestorDay. So proud, that ConstellR was selected to be one of them! With the insights we gained, we will now continue our way to deliver high-resolution thermal infrared EO data to enable "thermal intelligence".

It was a pleasure to meet all of you! Good luck and all the best for the future Hawa Dawa, VEOWARE SPACE, aXenic, Methera, Trik and Xona!

Keep the pace, change the world. And last but not least, again a very big thank you to the whole Seraphim Space Camp team! Keep up the good work!

Seraphim Space Camp

Backed by Seraphim Capital, the world’s only SpaceTech Venture Fund, Seraphim Space Camp is a programme dedicated to the rapidly growing SpaceTech start-up sector. "We’re on a mission to help Seed & Series A SpaceTech companies become sector-specific ‘investment-ready’ and to facilitate commercial relationships with unique space corporate partners."