€50.000 to boost your start-up

19 January 2018
Make Copernicus data and services work for you.
The programme will award €50.000 to 20 European start-ups every year, to finance their incubation in an incubation or acceleration supporting organisation of their choice.
Next selection round: Submit your application before 15 March 2018.
Supporting rice and international growth of Copernicus data and services based start-ups
Big data produced by Earth observation has huge potential for the creation of innovative products and services. Applications have value in industry 4.0, mobile and digital, environment protection, management of urban areas, regional and local planning, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, health, transport, climate change, sustainable development, civil protection, tourism and others.
Copernicus Incubation Programme 
Earth observation and big data from the Copernicus programme offer unique insights into life on Earth, its environment and people. The Copernicus Incubation Programme launched by the European Commission supports European entrepreneurs and start-ups working with these data to create innovative, commercially viable products and services. This initiative is part of the Copernicus Start-up Programme. 
The programme will yearly award up to 50,000 EUR to 20 start-ups working with Copernicus data and services, either in the early incubation of a working product or in the phase leading up to launch. The programme aims to support innovative entrepreneurs with international growth potential to boost the use of Copernicus data and services. 
More here.
More about Copernicus
Copernicus is the European system for monitoring the Earth, coordinated and managed by the European Commission. It consists of a complex set of systems which collect data from multiple sources: Earth observation, satellites and in situ sensors such as ground stations, airborne sensors and sea-borne sensors. It processes this data and provides users with reliable and up-to-date information through a set of services related to environmental and security issues.
The services address six thematic areas: land, marine, atmosphere, climate change, emergency management and security.
More about the European Copernicus programme here.
Poul Nielsen
ESA TTPO Senior Editor
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