Copernicus Prize Czech Republic

Rewards 2020

Support Programme

Individually tailored support programme from the ESA BIC Prague team (preparation of a proposal for an incubator, technical coaching and assistance, business coaching)

Mentoring

20 hours of business and technical mentoring from CzechInvest, valued at EUR 4,000

Media Coverage

Promotion of the winning solution in dedicated marketing activities such as website appearance, press releases, social media channels, etc.

Awards Ceremony

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

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

Copernicus Prize Partner Benefits

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Space Exploration

The Czech Republic has a long tradition in space exploration and research with dozens of proven Czech instruments and systems, including terrestrial environment explorations, planetary missions and EO.

Startup infrastructure

Consists of many incubators, acceleration programmes, investors and other supporting organisations.

EO Developer Community

With a growing number of EO application developers and EO product users. The Czech Republic also has a strong ICT sector, which provides a lot of opportunities and support for EO application development, inc. AI and IoT.

Incubation & collaboration

ESA BIC Prague business incubator is located in Prague and Brno. Startups benefit from collaboration with local universities, R&D centres and other institutions.

Contact

Business and Investment Development Agency CzechInvest

Jana Smotkova

Main area of expertise: Space Projects Manager

+420 602 569 089
Šmotková, Jana

Partners

Description of the 2020 Organiser

Czech Invest
Business and Investment Development Agency CzechInvest
As a Government agency, CzechInvest’s main objective is to raise the competitiveness of the Czech economy by supporting small and medium-sized enterprises, the domestic business infrastructure and innovation. It attracts foreign investors operating in the manufacturing industry, business support services and technology centres to the Czech Republic, and supports Czech enterprises in their expansion efforts. With its services and development programmes, CzechInvest supports the promotion of domestic companies and Czech and foreign investors.

Description of the 2020 Partners

Czech Republic Ministry of Transport
The Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic
The Czech Ministry of Transport is a state administration body responsible for the Czech space policy. Therefore, it is the coordinator of space activities in the Czech Republic. From its capacity and based on governmental decisions, the Ministry of Transport, within the Czech Republic, is responsible for the implementation of the National Space Plan, membership and representation of the country in the European Space Agency (ESA), cooperation with the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and for space components for all of the European Space programmes – Galileo, EGNOS, Copernicus, future GOVSATCOM and for SST. The Ministry of Transport is accountable for the creation of national transport policy (incl. space systems usage in transport) and also for its implementation.

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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