Copernicus Masters

Copernicus Masters

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Start writing your own chapter of the Copernicus Masters success story and become one of the innovation competition winners 2017! Join us at exciting events all around Europe. Find out about the EUR 1.5 million prize pool and the 13 topic-specific Challenges sponsored by our renowned partners.

Your Copernicus Masters Team

Why Innovation Competitions Matter

Boost the User Uptake of Copernicus and Galileo! Philippe Brunet, Director Space Policy, Copernicus and Defense DG Grow, European Commission, recorded an inspiring video message on how to make it happen.

Watch the video

ESA Sentinel Small Sat (S^3) Challenge

Win a cash prize of EUR 1 million for the design and development of your small satellite! ESA is looking for ground-breaking satellite design, testing and manufacturing solutions, leading to small missions.

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The IceCream Team – Saving Glaciers Worldwide

The IceCream Team wants to save the glaciers on our planet using Earth observation data. They participated in the Space App Camp 2016 and the Copernicus Accelerator. We asked them how their tool works in practice.

Read the interview


ESNC is Accelerating Galileo Applications

Win your share of prizes worth a total of EUR 1 million. Transform your GNSS-related business idea into market-ready products and new ventures, by joining Europe’s leading innovation network for satellite navigation! Submit your idea to the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) by 30 June 2017.

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The ESA Business Incubation Centre Bavaria is Looking for New Startups

Let’s spot the space relation in your business!
ESA BIC Bavaria seeks entrepreneurs using space technologies in a non-space environment. Apply by 14 June 2017 to benefit from EUR 100,000 and valuable business support.

Apply now



Meet the team behind the innovation competitions! This year, AZO will once again travel all around Europe and present the various opportunities of the Copernicus Masters and the ESNC to the space community.

NEREUS workshop in line with the International Aerospace Congress “Aerospace & Defence Meetings Central”
When: 09.-11.05.2017
Where: Rzeszow, Poland

International Seminars on Positioning and Navigation Technologies

When: 09.-19.05.2017
Where: ENAC Toulouse, France

beSPACE Startup Night
When: 15.05.2017
Where: Brussels, Belgium

INNOspace Masters Awards Ceremony
When: 17.05.2017
Where: Berlin, Germany

Estonia Kick-off in line with the ‘Latitude 59’ Startup and Tech Conference
When: 25.-26.05.2017
Where: Tallinn, Estonia

Joint Awards Ceremony of the Copernicus Masters & ESNC
When: 07.11.2017
Where: Tallinn, Estonia

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