Copernicus Prize Galicia / Spain

Rewards 2021

Business Incubation

One Year incubation programme by ZFV in one of the local business initiative centers, including e.g. access to experts, administrative and general services.

Start-up assistance

Receive start-up assistance to develop your early-stage company with access to seed capital, mentoring network, infrastructural support and intensive consulting.


Access to office and office facilities, testing facilities and infrastructure, as well as technical support.

Business Development

Benefit from start-up assistance and apply for the annual Round of Investors at the business accelerator Viagalicia, promoted by the Vigo Free Trade Zone Consortium.

Additional Reward for the Overall Winner 2021

Cash Prize

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

Prize Partners Benefits

National Hub

Vigo is a national hub for automotive technological industries, providing expertise in patent consulting, legal forms, incorporation procedures, funding and subsidies

Entrepreneurial Spirit

Expertise in economic and entrepreneurial guidance, events and reports


University of Vigo

Francisco J. Diaz Otero
Associate Professor /EI Telecomunicación
+34 986 818 671

The 2021 Organiser

Vigo Free Trade Zone Consortium
From its logistical headquarters in the port of Vigo, the consortium oversees a free trade zone and all of the import and export advantages it affords. As an economic development agency, the consortium not only serves as the main developer of business parks in its area of influence, but also provides companies with a full range of services, including financing through the venture capital company Vigo Activo, entrepreneurial support (seed funding) through business initiative centers and the University of Vigo, and financial information required for decision-making through the Ardan business information service.

The 2021 Partners

University of Vigo
On the University campuses, you can study 121 official degrees and masters, 39 doctoral programs, 7 joint programming degrees and 4 degrees with mutual recognition agreements with foreign universities. It also offers hundreds of programs, events, workshops and language courses.

The University of Vigo has been built on strong positive values based on transparency and good management, integration, equality, diversity and respect for the environment. It is committed to specialization and quality research and, as an institution committed to the social and economic environment, the transfer of knowledge to society is central for the University, so they strive for research to continually revert to social development.

atlanTTic Research Center
atlanTTic is the Research Center for Telecommunication Technologies driven by the University of Vigo (Galicia, Spain). Located at the Vigo University campus, atlanTTic carries out its scientific activity in the fields of privacy and security, multimedia technologies, data networks and services, bioengineering, radar, satellite communications and, in general, radio and optical communications. With more than 160 professionals, it carries out intensive research and transfer activities and participates in several H2020 projects, having been awarded several prizes and recognitions for its work. Several of its researchers are also distinguished members of some of the most renowned academies and scientific and professional societies.

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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.

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