Copernicus Prize Hesse/ Germany

Rewards 2021

Cash Prize

Win a cash prize of EUR 5,000. This includes EUR 2,000 from Hessen Trade and Invest/Digitales Hessen and EUR 3,000 from the European Union

Business Consulting

cesah will provide business consulting and further expert guidance, including broad support in applying to the ESA Business Incubation programme

Support in Promotion & Funding

The winning idea will be promoted through cesah’s various communication channels, and the winner will receive support in accessing public funding and VC.

Technical Expertise

The winner will be able to benefit from the expertise of the extensive ESA-related network for EO applications, remote sensing, and business development.

Additional Reward for the Overall Winner 2021

Cash Prize

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

Eligibility

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

A Well-Connected Location

Located in the centre of Europe, Hesse provides outstanding infrastructure with various hubs for air, road, rail, and Internet traffic

Know-how

Besides being heavily involved in new media technologies, Hesse is strong in logistics, IT, automotive, biomedical, optical, and production technologies

Innovation

With its innovative IT companies and its unique infrastructure, Hesse offers great potential for the development of EO-based applications, services, and products

A Background in Space

The highly experienced team at cesah supports the development of business ideas and start-ups in EO and space applications

Contact

cesah GmbH Centre for Satellite Navigation Hesse

Francesco Possanzini
ESA BIC Manager
possanzini@cesah.com
+49 6151 392 156 14

The 2021 Organiser

cesah GmbH Centre for Satellite Navigation Hesse
cesah, the Centre for Satellite Navigation Hesse, is a competence centre for the application of space technologies such as Earth observation (EO) in Darmstadt. With the support of public and private shareholders, cesah manages ESA BIC Hessen and ESA BIC Baden-Württemberg and aids entrepreneurs in making technical improvements and creating new products. In addition, cesah has been commissioned by the European Space Agency (ESA) to serve as the the official “technology broker”. It also supports space businesses by organising hackathons, pitching events, and the annual Global Navigation meetsGeoinformation conference. Furthermore, cesah takes part in several complementary projects that support entrepreneurs, including the H2020 projects FabSpace 2.0, Astropreneurs, and Point.IoT.

The 2021 Partners

Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH (HTAI) / Digitales Hessen
Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH (HTAI) is the economic development organisation of the State of Hesse. Its central task is to secure and increase the competitiveness of Hesse as a business and technology location. The HTAI offers a unique strategic combination of technology and innovation promotion, location marketing and investor support, foreign trade as well as advice on EU funding programmes. It is the central point of contact for companies as well as for scientific, political and social institutions. The Digitales Hessen office is part of the digitalisation competence area of HTAI and supports the implementation of the Digital Hessen Strategy

Logo European UnionEuropean Commission (EC) 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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Join us on 12 May 2021!

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Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO)

Ines Kühnert
Head of Galileo & Copernicus Competitions
Ines.Kuehnert@azo-space.com
+49 8105 77277-19