first call for EO-based products 2020 was a success !

e-shape has welcomed during the annual General Assembly from 19-21 October 2020, the 5 new pilots of the Call for EO-based products 2020 that will join the e-shape consortium expanding the EuroGEO community.

The 5 new pilots are and are led by:

  1. Riscognition GmBH: Linking EO and Farm IoT for Automated Decision Support (Showcase Agriculture)
  2. NASU-SSAU: SDGs indicators assessment service (2.4.1 and 15.3.1) (Showcase Agriculture)
  3. Water Insight B.V: EO based phytoplankton biomass for WFD reporting (Showcase Water)
  4. Planetek: Rheticus® AquaculturePlus (Showcase Water)
  5. DHI GRAS A/S: WindSight - First class input data for wind energy models (Showcase Energy)

The new onboarded pilots will be integrated in the e-shape consortium and benefit from e-shape project support including co-design methodologies, deployment support, users’ uptake, capacity building & liaison, sustainability & upscaling, communication, dissemination & Help Desk.

Stay tuned for the second onboarding call!

1st call announcement

e-shape develops and promotes European Earth Observation capabilities with and for the users. By leveraging Copernicus, e-shape opens new opportunities to develop and expand its use, through existing European capacities, and develop research to business activities.

e-shape address societal challenges, foster entrepreneurship and support sustainable development, in alignment to the three main priorities of GEO, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris Agreement and Sendai Framework.

A key element for e-shape is to on-board further partners during the project, to join the EuroGEO community and contribute to the expansion of the EuroGEO ecosystem. 5 entities will be on-boarded this year.

The Call for EO-based products 2020 will provide eligible applicants with the unique opportunity to become a new partner by integrating the e-shape consortium contributing to at least one of the 7 e-shape showcases (agriculture, health, renewable energy, ecosystem, water, disasters, climate). For this call a grant of up to EUR 50,000 will be attributed to each newly onboarded Pilot.

e-shape objectives are:

  • to develop operational EO services with and for users active in key societal sectors;
  • to demonstrate the benefits of the EO pilots through the coordinated downstream exploitation of EO data and the utilization of existing EO resources;
  • to promote the uptake of pilots at national and international scale, across vertical markets (private and public) and amongst key user communities;
  • to enable the long-term sustainability of the numerous pilots, their penetration in public and private markets and support their upscaling;
  • to increase uptake by raising awareness on the solutions developed through tailored and well-targeted communication, dissemination and outreach activities.

New e-shape partners will get access to a set of support services:

  • Codesign
  • Pilots implementation
  • User uptake
  • Sustainability booster
  • Help Desk
  • Targeted communication

How to apply to the Call for EO-based products 2020?

WHO: Single applicants or consortia of applicants to the Call for EO-based products 2020 shall be either:

  • Public bodies
  • Secondary or Higher education establishment
  • Research organisations
  • International European interest organisations
  • Companies having a legal entity (including SMEs)
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • International organizations


1. Read the official documents of the Call for EO-based products 2020

2. Prepare you application:fiil the Application Form

3. Submit you applicaion:The application shall be uploaded on the e-shape Help Desk under the “Submit a request” section

Select the onboarding category from the drop down list.

 User manual


  • June 8th, 2020: Launch of e-shape call for pilots
  • September 04th, 2020 at 17:00 CET (Central European Time): Submission deadline for Call for EO-based products 2020
  • October 2020: Selection will be finalized during the e-shape General Assembly.

Application deadline is 4 September 2020. Applications submitted after this date will not be evaluated.


The e-shape Help Desk is the unique tool to ask your questions about the Call for EO-based products 2020.


My company is not registered in EU, can I apply and be funded?

Yes, no EU entities can apply and be funded if the registration country is defined in the Annex A of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme.

Can my entity team up with a current e-shape partner?

Yes, e-shape partners can be involved in a consortium applying to the Call for EO-based products 2020.

My product is on a topic which is not specific to a current showcase, is it eligible?

Yes, transversal products are eligible, but you have to specify the most relevant showcase.