IT Challenge 2022

The Challenge is split into 7 main phases.

Time left until the Awards Ceremony


Come up with an innovative concept for an application based on the use of data from Space


Dec 3, 2021 - Dec 13, 2021

First Jury made up of the Atos’ Scientific Community members select the best concepts


Dec 14, 2021 - Apr 24, 2022

17 shortlisted teams work on their app development with the help of an Atos’ coach


Apr 25, 2022 - May 24, 2022

App testing in Atos Competence Center.


May 25, 2022 - Jun 1, 2022

The 17 teams pitch their ideas in front of IT challenge team and selected SC members, down selecting 5-8 teams to present to the final jury who will select the 3 finalist teams


Last day

Jun 2, 2022 - Jul 5, 2022

The shortlisted teams pitched their ideas in front of a Final Jury who will select the 3 finalist teams


Jul 6, 2022

The 3 finalist teams are invited to join our digital Awards Ceremony

This year’s challenge is with Atos at the heart of a number of activities in space, including:

  • Satellite imagery data processing and analytics
  • Satellite operating systems
  • Satellite monitoring systems
  • Providing IT services to Space Agencies
  • Involvement in special projects such as the experiments performed by Rosetta’s Philae Lander on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

There are a wide range of topics that could be explored within this theme, including simulation, communications, analysis of existing data (both imagery and from radio telescopes), object tracking, rocketry, astronomy, astrophysics and more. Earth Observation satellite data is available from a number of sources, including the Sentinel Hub, the Copernicus Open Access Hub, Amazon Web Services and we encourage competition participants to explore the Atos Mundi Web Services Platform with Very High Resolution Satellite Imagery.

Data of this nature, acquired from space, can be used for projects on planet Earth – supporting agriculture, geographic and topological analysis, meteorology and, increasingly importantly, addressing climate change through decarbonisation.

The application of a variety of technologies and techniques can support student team investigations such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, analytics, image analysis, APIs, and platforms.

We are looking for student teams to develop a mobile or web application in the theme of space that will be of benefit to society at large.

Discover the 3 Finalists

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Universidade de São Paulo - USP

Our proposal consists of a web platform to inspect and automatically detect vegetation areas that should be preserved alongside rivers using satellite imagery. Our proposal is based on state-of-the-art image classification, machine learning models, image pre and post-processing techniques to process the images with robust accuracy and still have an excellent performance. We propose a…

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National University of Singapore

In the last few years, the world has seen an unprecedented damage from wildfires. A large portion of these damages can be attributed to climate change, which has proven to be a key player in escalating the risk and damage of wildfires. As trapped greenhouse gasses continue to push temperatures and increase the presence of…

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Sargassum Detector

Orléans University

What is Sargassum ? Sargassum is a type of seaweed, a brown algae, that lives on the ocean’s surface and floats in large masses. Typically found in the Sargasso Sea around Bermuda, it began showing up in large quantities in the Caribbean from 2011. What is the problem ? Since 2011, periodics invasions of sargassum…


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