Geospatial Challenge Camp

The Geospatial Challenge Camp is a new skills development and innovation service of Geoportti Research Infrastructure and Location Innovation Hub (LIH), which is one of the European Digital Innovation Hubs.

Geospatial Challenge Camp aims at solving real-world sustainability challenges with open data and location technologies. Multi-disciplinary teams of young scientists work in close collaboration with industry to co-create digital innovative solutions for solving societal challenges. Teams identify and analyse complex location and time related phenomena, and then design and build digital impact-driven solutions, which would improve the current know-how and capabilities of managing these problems in the society. The teams work actively with their peers, mentors and stakeholders during the course, and focus on designing geospatial data and digital technology solutions, which could have sustainability impacts for the users of the solution and for the society at large.

The camp is a 10-week long challenge-based course (5 ECTS) that aims to provide participants a chance to tackle relevant real-world challenges in cross-disciplinary teams. The participants are doctoral and post-doctoral researchers plus master students from Finnish universities and research organizations. They will work together in multidisciplinary teams and collaborate with mentors and stakeholders.

This was awesome experience, I’m proud that I participated and worked together with our team towards our vision. Thank you!

Geospatial Challenge Camp 2023 participant

Information and program of the latest challenge camp is always published on

Next Geospatial Challenge Camp is organised in autumn of 2024. Visit the camp’s website to hear the latest news, and to stay informed of the possibilities how to join as a researcher, industry partner or a mentor!

Geospatial Challenge Camp in media

Geospatial Challenge Camp’s ideas for the health and well-being sector surprised positively Positio magazine | 11.12.2023

Research teams develop new solutions for the health and well-being sector in ten weeks Location Innovation Hub | 3.10.2023

Yritys, kiinnostaako sijaintitiedon tehokkaampi hyödyntäminen terveys- ja hyvinvointialalla? Positio magazine | 1.6.2023

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