Copernicus Prize Italy

Rewards 2021

Innovation Coaching

Meeting with ASI experts on Earth Observation and Technology Transfer

Incubation in Prospect

Opportunity for the winner and finalists to apply for the ESA BIC and - after successful application - ensure additional EUR 50,000 of funding from ESA and local partners

Cash Prize

Win a cash prize of EUR 1,000

Space Awards 2021

Coverage of travel expenses for the Copernicus Masters Award Ceremony 2021

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


Boost your public support through visibility on the ASI website and social channels (ASI official magazine and ASI TV interview)

Innovation Network

In-depth interaction with ESA ESRIN, Phi Lab and the InCubed programme. Profit from our meeting platform for local and international entrepreneurs in the EO field

Space Value Chain

ASI (Italian Space Agency) fosters the scientific and applied research that strengthens the entire space value chain, supports match-making events and dialogue between Space and non-Space actors

Meeting Hub

Meeting point for local and international entrepreneurs in the earth observation field


ASI – Italian Space Agency

Tanya Scalia
Project Manager/ Innovation & New Space Economy
+39 068 567 877

The 2021 Organiser

ASI – Italian Space Agency
Earth observation missions have become relevant for the monitoring and prediction of our environment and natural disasters and can provide a more reasonable use of natural resources. ASI Earth Observation Unit is deeply committed to innovative missions, such as the Cosmo-SkyMed constellation, which is a unique example worldwide as well as PRISMA (Hyperspectral Precursor of the Application Mission) and deeply involved in many aspects of Copernicus design, implementation and operations. The support of the Innovation & New Space Economy Unit focuses on strengthening the national ecosystem, promoting the creation of new start-ups and supporting the generation of new ideas. ASI carries out these activities in close cooperation with industries and research organisations, offering its research and development capacities to partners for their own use.

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The 2021 Partners

Infinite Area

Infinite Area (IA) delivers services to accelerate and grow innovative businesses, guiding companies, start-ups, researchers and organisations on their open innovation and internationalisation journey. The IA community, along with the hosted co-workers, represents a unique ecosystem of digital competences. A well-qualified group of partners, a world-class network of stakeholders and extensive expertise at IA led to the creation of an innovative advisory service on the space economy.

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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.

Hall of Fame

Discover all previous winners of the Copernicus Masters!

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