Copernicus Prize Bavaria / Germany

Rewards 2021

Crowdinvesting on

Enabling the winner to raise up to EUR 500,000, incl. support for the preparation of the business and financial plan, all legal, contractual and regulatory documentation.

Visibility & Promotion

Online profile on; company video creation, support in developing marketing and communication plans.

Additional Reward for the Overall Winner 2021

Cash Prize

EUR 10,000 if your concept gets selected as Copernicus Masters 2021 Overall Winner


To participate in those, any applicant must be a natural or a legal person of an EU Member State or European Economic Area (EEA), European Neighbouring Countries (ENP), South/East countries or other countries with which the EU has space dialogues and cooperation: USA, Canada, Latin America, Africa, Gulf Cooperation Countries, Kazahstan, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand.

Prize Partners Benefits

Crowdinvesting Platform

Digital investing by a crowd of small and large investors is an attractive alternative to fund your early-stage business before venture capital is an option.

Marketing Multiplier

Each investor is a multiplier who contributes to raising the awareness of your business.

Entrepreneurial Control

You control the business; investors participate in your success. Without becoming a shareholder or having voting rights, investors at this stage facilitate additional financing in later stages.


aaris-c2 powered by FunderNation GmbH

Uli W. Fricke
+49 172 712 33 72

The 2021 Organiser

aaris-c2 powered by FunderNation is the first crowdinvesting platform focusing exclusively on investment opportunities in the European space ecosystem. It combines space industry knowhow with a 20-year track record in venture capital investments. The platform uses modern venture capital screening methods to select companies. The financial tools on aaris-c2 enable fundraising for a wide range of companies – from start-ups to dynamically growing companies. Investors can use the platform to select an individual risk-return profile and build a balanced portfolio. Sound CFO financial analyses and professionally prepared company and financial data make returns predictable. The involvement of the crowd in the selection process gives companies valuable market feedback.

The 2021 Partners

AZO Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen
AZO  is an international networking and branding company for European space programmes, supporting entrepreneurship with more than 700 companies founded in Europe. Since 2004, AZO has established the leading European space cluster innovation ecosystem for the satellite downstream market, while providing the necessary marketing and promotion platform, incubation and expert network, as well as regional funding programmes with the objective to increase the uptake of business cases. Besides the Galileo Masters, AZO also organises the important space-related innovation competitions Copernicus Masters, INNOspace Masters as well as the Copernicus Hackathons

Logo European UnionEuropean Commission (COM)
All Copernicus Prizes are co-funded by the European Commission’s DG Defence, Industry and Space to foster the market uptake of EU Space data.

Hall of Fame

Discover all previous winners of the Copernicus Masters!

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