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Copernicus Prize Finland

Rewards 2020

Cash Prize

EUR 3,000 for the winner

Service & expertise

worth EUR 6,000 from ESA BIC Finland and Aalto Startup Center

Technical & business expertise

worth EUR 5,000 from ICEYE, SAR constellation company + EUR 5,000 from the Finnish Meteorological Institute

Coaching & Application

The ESA BIC Finland supports the winner and runners-up with coaching for their application for the business incubation with technical and business expertise

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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International Network

International cooperation and business opportunities in e.g. Spain and Latin America due to a collaboration with Distrito Digital in the region of Valencia, Spain

Incubation funding

ESA and our local partners grant EUR 75,000 of incubation funding for accepted ESA BIC Finland incubatees

Office space

At the main technology and business campus where ESA BIC Finland is located


ESA BIC Finland

Kimmo Isbjörnssund

Main area of expertise: business incubation

+35 850 443 685 5


Description of the 2020 Organiser

ESA BIC Finland

The European Space Agency’s Business Incubation Centre in Finland is located at the campus of the highly ranking Aalto University in Espoo, at the new A Grid start-up and innovation hub. ESA BIC Finland will give your business a boost including office space, financial support and access to a great technology and business support ecosystem in Finland and globally.

Description of the 2020 Partners

Finnish Meteorological Institute

The Finnish Meteorological Institute produces high-quality observation and research data on the atmosphere and seas. The Institute combines this expertise in the services it provides to promote public safety as well as increase well-being in society and the environment, taking into account the need to maintain preparedness.


ICEYE is building and operating its own commercial constellation of SAR satellites, with SAR data already available to customers. The ICEYE SAR Satellite Constellation is capable of imaging any location on Earth, day and night, regardless of cloud cover.

ICEYE empowers others to make better decisions in governmental and commercial industries by providing access to timely and reliable radar satellite imagery. ICEYE’s radar satellite imaging service, designed to deliver coverage every few hours, both day and night, helps clients resolve challenges in sectors such as maritime, disaster management, insurance, and finance.

Aalto Startup Center

Aalto Startup Center is a hybrid accelerator; we offer both incubation services and an accelerating programme. We run a Business Generator programme for startups in Espoo, Finland, and offer our services to startups at the beginning of their journey.

The Business Generator model “From Ideas to Impact” lasts 12 + 12 months. It is a Programme Journey. The programme provides startups with support, coaching, tools and modern, communal workspaces, as well as networks for fundraising. You can make your own story with us! We are part of Aalto University, a multidisciplinary university, where science and art meet technology and business.

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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