Copernicus Accelerator is open for applications!


The Copernicus Accelerator is inviting 50 of Europe’s boldest innovators and start-ups to develop their commercial Earth observation solutions during our 12-month acceleration programme.

Join the growing community of Copernicus innovators, and take advantage of our comprehensive programme filled with instrumental mentors, invaluable bootcamps and insightful virtual trainings. Experience the supportive and inclusive environment you need to thrive. Apply today and transform your next business idea into an impactful commercial solution.null

Who should apply?

Love the idea of creating with Copernicus data? Then our acceleration programme is for you! We welcome all Earth observation applications, products and services in the early stages of their development.To be eligible, applicants must meet both of the following conditions:

  • You reside or have a company registered in a participating country (EU, Norway or Iceland).
  • You currently or intend to use Copernicus data. Please explain your answer in detail on your application.

Once your application is accepted, you’ll design a personalised acceleration plan with the expert mentor of your choice. Our training programmes will keep you focused and inspired as you innovate your way to success.

What does the Copernicus Acceleration programme include?

The programme includes two bootcamps held at the beginning and end of the programme at different industry-focused events around Europe. Our first bootcamp kicks off your mentoring relationship, setting you up for the next 12 months. Throughout the programme, you’ll receive one-on-one guidance from your mentor and have access to our monthly virtual training sessions, enabling you to feel inspired, challenged and on-track every step of the way. Our second and final bootcamp rounds off the programme, providing you with the chance to promote your achievements, reflect on key take-ways and solidify professional connections.


Applications for the Copernicus Accelerator are open until 27 October 2019. Be sure to seize this exciting opportunity to turn your transformative idea into an impactful commercial solution.

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