Copernicus Prize Japan

Rewards 2021

Cash Prize

Total EUR 3,800 (JPY 500,000) cash prize for the winner

Networking Opportunity

The winners benefit from the network of DigitalBlast in the space domain


20 hours of business and technical mentoring from experts in various disciplines (some of them worked in JAXA)

Space Awards

The winner will benefit from a free trip to the Copernicus Masters Awards Ceremony 2021 (max. budget EUR 3,000 [JPY 400,000])

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

International Recognition

JAPAN is home to multinational companies, renowned research centres and institutions and internationally recognised higher education

Important Space Hub

Japan has a long tradition in space exploration. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) plays an important role on international cooperation, and currently most of the projects have been conducted through international cooperation.


A key player in space technology with demand for its knowledge and expertise in Asia and the rest of the world


Deguchi, Shota DigitalBlast Japan

DigitalBlast, inc.

Shota Deguchi
Communication department

The 2021 Organiser

DigitalBlast’s vision is to become the “World’s No.1 Space Business Platformer” and aims to constantly challenge itself and the current status quo to lift the space industry to the next level.

DigitalBlast has three divisions: Space Business Consulting Division, Business Consulting Division and Incubation Division. DigitalBlast believe that they can become the true “Space Business Platformer” by combining their experiences in these three divisions seamlessly.

The 2021 Partners

Nishika is a platform for data science community providing data science competitions, direct recruiting service, AI/machine learning developments and a Q&A community for data scientists in Japan. Since 2019 when Nishika was launched, we have provided about 10 data science competitions with a variety of challenging themes, including computer vision, natural language processing, recommendation engine and so on. Competitors are coming from all over the world.

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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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