Do you have an innovative concept or are you developing a product using Copernicus data and information?


The Copernicus Accelerator is your opportunity to turn ground-breaking ideas into commercial solutions. This extensive coaching programme supports Europe’s most promising start-ups using Copernicus Earth Observation data.


If you ask us, there has never been a more exciting time to be a Copernicus entrepreneur or start-up!



60% of European Earth Observation downstream companies already use Sentinel data of Copernicus (EU Space Programme impact assessment, 6 June 2018), which is generating around 20 TB of data per day. Many new value-added products and services already serve public or commercial needs but the best is yet to come, with a wealth of untapped potential in the downstream industry.


To boost the use of Copernicus data by new companies, the European Commission has launched the Copernicus Start-Up Programme, supporting ventures from seed to early-stage. The Copernicus Masters European Commission prizes, the Copernicus Hackathons, the Copernicus Accelerator and the Copernicus Incubation scheme accompany geospatial entrepreneurs on their journey.


The new Copernicus Accelerator call for start-ups has been launched, and now is the time for 50 ambitious and promising start-ups or entrepreneurs to become part of this growing community. If you are one of them, take your chance and apply before 15 September 23:59 CEST!





But what does the Copernicus Accelerator offer?


The Copernicus Accelerator connects ambitious entrepreneurs with high-level professionals. If selected, you will benefit from:


  • A year of business coaching with a personal mentor;


  • 2 inspiring Bootcamps in 2 different locations in Europe, with all costs covered by the EU. This year, the first BootCamp of the Accelerator will take place during the EU Space Week in Marseille in December 2018;


  • Online business courses every month;


  • Access to the largest network for geospatial start-ups in Europe.


To date, close to 100 start-ups have benefited from this initiative, through one-to-one coaching, business training, and intense networking. So far, 96% of the participants have declared themselves satisfied with the programme!

More information on how to apply here