Copernicus Prize Bremen / Germany

Rewards 2020

Cash Prize

EUR 2,250 for the winner

Application Support

The winner and two runners-up will be invited and supported to apply to the ESA Business Incubation Center (BIC) Northern Germany. Upon approval, incubatees will be eligible for an additional EUR 50,000 of funding from ESA and the State of Bremen.*

Co-working space

One year of rent-free co-working space at BITZ Bremen (Bremer Innovations- und Technologiezentrum), sponsored by Starthaus Bremen*

Business support & promotion

Two days of tailored one2one business coaching provided by experts at Aviaspace and Starthaus Bremen. Both partners will promote the winning solution in dedicated marketing activities through their various distribution channels (e.g. website, mailings)

Expert Feedback

The winners and two runners-up can select an industry expert in order to receive feedback on their business idea during a business breakfast by Aviaspace Bremen

Awards Ceremony

The winner will benefit from a free trip to the Awards Ceremony 2020

*In order to receive the cash prize and rent-free co-working space, the winning team has to be registered in Bremen. This also applies to applicants for the ESA BIC North Germany incubation programme.

Extra EUR 10,000 Cash Prize if your concept gets selected as Copernicus Masters 2020 Overall Winner
Additional Prize

Copernicus Prize Partner Benefits

Space & aeronautics ecosystem with

140 companies, 20 research institutes/universities with around 12,000 employees and an annual turnover of more than EUR 4 billion. Major contributors to this innovation ecosystem are leading enterprises in the sector with R&D and production activities

Innovation cluster

Strengthen innovative capacities through cross-clustering with other sectors such as the automotive industry, wind energy and shipbuilding


Technical and organisational networking between final producers, suppliers and/or service providers and scientific institutions in the fields of material development, high-lift systems, construction, manufacturing technology, Earth observation and robotics

Business & Financial support

as well as training, coaching and mentoring for entrepreneurs through network formation, and technology transfer


Aviaspace Bremen e.V.

Barbara Cembella

Main area of expertise: Innovation management

+49 421 220 827 5


Description of the 2020 Organiser

Aviaspace Bremen e.V.

The sky is not the limit. As part of the Bremen Innovation Cluster Strategy, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Europe instructed AVIASPACE BREMEN e.V. to implement the Space Industries and Aeronautics Strategy of the State of Bremen. The aim of this strategy is to strengthen the space industries and aeronautics sectors through cross-clustering with other sectors such as the automotive, wind energy and shipbuilding industries.

Description of the 2020 Partners

Starthaus Bremen

Starthaus Bremen is an initiative of Bremen’s regional development bank, Bremer Aufbau-Bank GmbH (BAB), and is the first point of contact for founders, start-ups and people interested in starting their own business in the State of Bremen. As a multifunctional one-stop agency, Starthaus develops and combines all services aimed at the start-up community under one roof – from business and financial support to bespoke training, coaching and mentoring, including offers by Starthaus partners.

Copernicus Prizes powered by EC

European 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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