Seize opportunities to start: the Copernicus Start-up Programme

Designed to promote start-up creation and growth in the downstream sector, the Copernicus Start-up Programme accompanies start-ups from the generation of a business idea to its full commercialisation.


The programme consists of four components: the Copernicus Prizes (Masters), the Copernicus Accelerator, the Copernicus Incubation Programme and the Copernicus AppCamps:
  • The Copernicus Prizes support the generation of new business ideas and are awarded in the context of the Copernicus Masters competition. For more information, visit the Copernicus Masters website.
  • The Copernicus Accelerator aims to speed up the uptake of Copernicus by fostering the development of innovative commercial space applications and products. It offers a unique coaching service to help start-ups turning their groundbreaking ideas into commercialized solutions. For more information, visit the Copernicus Accelerator website.
  • The Copernicus Incubation Programme supports the most innovative and commercially-promising business applications based on Copernicus data and services. To obtain funding to finance your incubation, visit the Copernicus Incubation Programme to learn more about the different opportunities it offers.
  • The Copernicus Hackathons are sprint-like events in which computer programmers and subject-experts collaborate intensively to develop software, based on Copernicus data and services in response to global problems (e.g. climate change, public health). For more information visit the Hackathon website.

More information:
https://www.copernicus.eu/en/opportunities/start-ups

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