Frankfurt: T-Systems, a division of Deutsche Telekom, has invited entries for its Cloud Computing Challenge. The competition will feature some of the best applications or service ideas that use the cloud computing model Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) to provide Earth observation data on-demand via a user-oriented web portal or mobile devices.
The organisers are mainly looking for solutions that could help European cities and their public administrations in managing increased demand for mobility, urban logistics, and tourism while simultaneously reducing negative environmental impacts (such as noise and air quality). The projects will be evaluated on the criteria of benefit and innovativeness (social benefit for European industry/citizens, other advantages, and innovation level), Copernicus relevance (significance of the use of Earth monitoring data for realisation, added value through Copernicus), Cloud index (significance of the IaaS cloud computing service model), Technological feasibility, market potential, legal aspects and risks. T-Systems will support the winner to realise an innovation project, which could lead to a long-term partnership.