S2G2M2 is a project of the European Mobile and Mobility Alliance. The official organiser of the Space App Camp and member of the project consortium is Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO, hereafter referred to as AZO).

The aim of the Space App Camp is to create awareness for the possibilities offered by Copernicus and GNSS (especially EGNOS) to enrich mobile app development and enhance the readiness of these innovations for the market.
The Space App Camp aims at resulting in five working app prototypes, which integrate EGNOS and Copernicus data. In addition a business concept for the application shall be developed.

The Space App Camp 2014 will take place from 5 to 12 May 2014 at the European Space Agency's Centre Space Research and Technology (ESTEC) in Noordwijk (near Amsterdam, the Netherlands) (arrival on 4 May 2014). All accepted participants will have to confirm to attend for the whole duration of the Space App Camp.

Application is open from 20 December 2013 to 10 March 2014 via an online application form at www.app-camp.eu. Candidates need to have proven experience in app development, therefore links to published apps incl. reference to the applicant need to be included in the application. The online application form needs to be filled in completely in English language and submitted before 9:00 a.m. CET on 10 March 2014.

Selection will be based upon the creativity shown in previous apps with regards to content, usability, design and the identified business concept.

Apart from personal details and previous experience, candidates shall state for which app category they would like to apply, and why. Participants can apply either as teams of two or as teams of four. Those applying as teams of two will be grouped accordingly into teams of four. Candidates who do not have a team member yet can have a look at the dedicated "team matching" platform where they can find partners for their application.

AZO reserves the right to also assign candidates to categories other than indicated. 20 candidates will be selected and notified as of CW 11. AZO shall assume no liability whatsoever for the outcome of the selection process.

The following categories are available:

  • Agriculture
  • Emergency and Rescue Management
  • Environmental Protection
  • Maritime Environment and Maritime Transportation
  • Lifestyle apps

All teams are asked to already brainstorm on their topics and come up with a preliminary concept prior to the Space App Camp, to be presented on the first day of the Camp.

Detailed information on Copernicus and EGNOS/GNSS will be provided to the selected participants previous to the Camp.

For all 20 selected participants AZO will coordinate the travel and accommodation arrangements, which will be provided by the EC-funded project S2G2M2 with support of ESA. Arrival at the hotel is scheduled for the evening of 4 May 2014. Hotel and meals will be provided for the whole duration of the Space App Camp. Departure is Monday, 12 May 2014, in the afternoon.

The participants shall bring their own devices with wifi capability. ESA will provide the credentials for accessing the internet resources for the duration of the Space App Camp. The Space App Camp and all related communication will take place in English.

The selected participants will have to accept and respect the general on-site ESTEC rules for safety and security. A general presentation will be organised on the first day at ESTEC, including safety and security information.

Each participant shall provide ESA with a copy of the ID card or passport. An entry badge will be provided for the whole duration of the Space App Camp at ESTEC.

Participation in the Space App Camp is open to any app developer of adult age with citizenship in EU Member States. Citizens from non-EU-member countries that are participating in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (EIP) of the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme, which include Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Turkey, Serbia and Albania are also eligible.

Participants who are permanently employed shall confirm with their application that their employers approve their participation for the whole duration of the Space App Camp.

One winning team will be selected after the final presentation of the app on the last day of the Space App Camp by a jury consisting of ESA, EC and S2G2M2 consortium representatives. The members of the team which brings about the best app development will be each rewarded with the following:

  • Gadget
  • S2G2M2 business coaching vouchers for the best app concepts with sustainable business cases

By participating in the Space App Camp, all participants acknowledge that EC, ESA and AZO may use their names, country of origin, comments, likenesses, photos (incl. photos taken of the participants during the Space App Camp), and descriptions of their apps developed during the Space App Camp in publicity or advertising concerning the Space App Camp or otherwise in any medium now known or hereafter devised (including the Internet or other interactive networks) at any place and time without further compensation or right of review and agree to waive their rights with respect to any such publicity and advertising.

ESA and AZO ensure not to pass on any other personal information to any third party and not to use the personal information for any other purpose than for coordinating the participant's participation in the Space App Camp.

Participants will own the intellectual property rights to all their developments made during the Space App Camp. Ownership of the teams' output shall be with the teams' participants, who will jointly own the app concepts / draft developments. It is up to the respective teams to protect the developments in the relevant legislations, as far as the apps are in a development status allowing such protection.

The selected developers need to ensure that the output of their group work will be an app which will be clearly "free-standing", i.e. based on a software programme which is developed "from scratch" by the Camp developers and does not contain already existing software from third parties. That will ensure that the later commercial use of the app(s) will not encounter any problems in terms of intellectual property rights belonging to a third party.

The selection and award decisions shall not be subject to legal challenge. The decisions rendered by AZO shall be final and binding for all candidates applying and/or participating for/in the Space App Camp. Candidates/Participants shall have no right to a justification of such decisions.

AZO reserves the right to modify these terms, including any of the deadlines set forth herein, at any time.

Participation in this competition shall be governed by German law. Place of jurisdiction shall be Munich, Germany.

For more information please visit: www.app-camp.eu
If you have any further questions, please send them to lara.schaflinger@anwendungszentrum.de.

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