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With Saturnalia, TA wins the 2017 Big Data Big Business Challenge by CGI at Copernicus Masters

The European Space Agency (ESA) launched Copernicus Masters in 2011, organised and implemented by AZO with strong support of world-class partners as part of their mission to foster the User Uptake of Copernicus services. Every year, different prize categories tackle global challenges with innovative competition entries in various space-related fields.

TA submitted Saturnalia as its space-based business idea to the “Big Data Big Business Challenge” sponsored by CGI, aimed at supporting innovative ways of using big data from space. Saturnalia made it to the final competition, where each shortlisted competitor presented his or her idea to a jury of experts. After a challenging round of hearings, Saturnalia was selected as the winning idea.

Daniele De Vecchi and Gianni Lisini received the prize during the Copernicus Masters award (named the “Space Oscars”) ceremony held in Tallin, Estonia, on the 7th of November.

This freshly collected prize adds to the existing list of awards won by Saturnalia, confirming the soundness and the disruptive business potential of the idea, which is now being actively pursued by the TA team.