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Copernicus Prize Denmark

Rewards 2020

Cash prize

The winner receives a cash prize of EUR 1,000

ESA BIC Denmark Launchpad

with access to Workspace 24/7, 48h Creativity Mindset Bootcamp and Specialized Business Development Support as well as Technical Support and Workshops & Talks

Piggy bank

Additional funding possibility

Incubatees (if accepted in the ESA BIC Denmark) will be eligible for an additional EUR 50,000 of funding from European Space Agency (ESA) and local partners

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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Incubation centre THE KITCHEN

Is Aarhu’s biggest community for entrepreneurs at and outside Aarhus University, giving the winner and the finalists the possibility to be part of it


An open space and meeting point for students, researchers, corporates and players from Aarhus Space Centre’s ecosystem

Innovative Ecosystem

Where innovative projects and collaborations can emerge


Aarhus Space Centre

Christoffer Karoff

Main area of expertise: Space science

+45 211 839 26


Description of the 2020 Organiser

Aarhus Space Centre

The Aarhus Space Centre is a transdisciplinary centre for space and Earth observations at Aarhus University. The Aarhus Space Centre is a broad initiative aiming at ensuring optimum use of space and space technology in research, education, recruitment and business collaboration at Aarhus University.

Description of the 2020 Partners

Aarhus University

Established in 1928, Aarhus University has since developed into the largest university in Denmark with more than 42,000 students and more than 11,000 academic staff. It is a top ten university among universities founded within the past 100 years. It has a long tradition of partnerships with some of the world's best research institutions and university networks. AU has a strong commitment to the development of society that is realised through its collaboration with government agencies and institutions and the business community.

ESA BIC Denmark

The main objective of ESA BIC Denmark will be to create and strengthen communities of successful space-related start-ups in Denmark by supporting 40 start-ups during the period of 2020-24. The activities will contribute significantly to growing clusters of space-based companies in Denmark. This is done in collaboration with the Danish Technical University, Aarhus University, Aalborg University and the Danish Ministry for Higher Education and Science. ESA BIC Denmark is the 21st ESA BIC to be opened.

Founders of Tomorrow

Founders of Tomorrow is a non-profit educational bootcamp and idea competition designed for you with a passion to use technology as a tool to create a positive impact in the world. During the five-day bootcamp, you will, together with more than 60 fellow changemakers, learn about purpose-driven innovation, exponential technologies and entrepreneurship. On and off-stage, you will be surrounded by leading experts and entrepreneurs in the Nordics that place people, planet and prosperity at the centre of their work. Beyond that, you will become part of a growing community of bright minds driven by a passion for finding solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems.

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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