Copernicus Prize Madrid / Spain

Rewards 2021

Business Incubation package

Fundación para el Conocimiento madri+d is sponsoring access to expert advice, including on technical development, legal matters, IPR, and internationalisation

Coaching and Consulting

Dedicated coaching, business mentoring and training in management skills

Expert Advice about Financing

Invitation to participate in BAN madri+d investor days, mentoring to access public-private financing and advice form experts

Application to ESA BIC

Invitation to apply for admission to the ESA BIC Madrid Region, and eligibility for an additional EUR 50,000 in incentive funding from ESA and local partners for product development

Media Package

Coverage of videos and promotional material. Publication on social media networks of regional partners and in local and national media

Travel Grant to the Space Awards

The winner will benefit from a free trip to the Copernicus Masters Awards 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


Possibility for winner and finalists to apply for the ESA BIC Madrid Region for technical and financial support

Additional Funding

Incubatees (if accepted) will be eligible for an additional funding of EUR 50,000 from ESA and local partners

Entrepreneurship Hub

Madrid Region is one of the leading Entrepreneurship Hubs in Europe and accounts for 92% of the Space Sector in Spain


Meeting point for local and international entrepreneurs


Ignacio Cid Plaza

Fundación para el Conocimiento madri+d

Ignacio Cid Plaza
Expert in new technology based firms
+34 917 816 576

The 2021 Organiser

Fundación para el Conocimiento madri+d

Fundación madri+d works very closely with its network of university, incubation, science, and entrepreneurial institutions to improve the conditions for science-based entrepreneurship. It allows new companies access to research and training programmes and to work in cooperation with all agents of its regional system to optimise resources, work with transparency and share responsibility. Its network is the foundation’s great asset!

Fundación para el Conocimiento madri+d

The 2021 Partners

ESA BIC Madrid Region

ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Madrid Region
Launch your business with space!
ESA BIC Madrid Region is the Business Incubation Centre of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Region of Madrid coordinated by Fundación madri+d. ESA BIC Madrid Region provides funding, business and technical assistance to entrepreneurs using space technology for general non-space industrial, scientific and commercial applications or using non-space technology in products and services to be used in the space sector. It is co-financed by ESA and by the Regional Ministry of Economical Affairs, Employment and Competitiveness. ESA funding has been guaranteed through the Spanish Delegation at the ESA (CDTI). Partner institutions include: Madrid Aerospace Cluster; the Spanish Official Association of Telecommunication Engineers (COIT) and the National Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA).

BAN madri+d network

BAN madri+d network
Business Angels Network madri+d is a specialised investor network that facilitates the search for financing for companies during their first years of life based on technology and science in the Community of Madrid.
BAN madri+d contributes to consolidating a more competitive business fabric, drawing on the experience of the madri+d Foundation in the field of R&D management and in the collaboration of university and scientific institutions in the region.

Red de Mentores madri+d

madri+d mentoring network
madri+d mentoring network is an international benchmark of mentoring for entrepreneurs, made up of entrepreneurs and professionals with a recognised track record who facilitate the path for scientific and technological entrepreneurs, helping them to consolidate the success of their innovative initiatives.
With complete confidentiality on both sides and a practical approach, it facilitates meetings between entrepreneurs and mentors, project presentations, the networking of contacts, and seminars, favouring the growth of the business fabric of the Community of Madrid.

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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