Copernicus Prize Madrid

Rewards 2020

Business Incubation

Valued EUR 3,000 sponsored by Fundación para el Conocimiento madri+d valued to access expert advice (incl. consulting on technical development, legal, IPR and internationalisation)


Dedicated coaching, business mentoring and training in management skills

Piggy bank

Public-private Financing

Support to access public-private financing and expert advice and invitation to participate in BAN madri+d investor days

Potential Incubation

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

Piggy bank

Additional Funding

Incubatees (if accepted) 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


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

High Local Media Coverage

Publication of news and press releases in local and national sector media. Communication of competition results through the social networks of regional partners. Videos and promotional material of the regional winner

Incubation Possibility

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


Fundación para el Conocimiento madri+d

Ignacio Cid Plaza
Main area of expertise: Expert in new technology-based firms
+34 917816576
Ignacio Cid Plaza


Description of the 2020 Organiser

Fundación para el Conocimiento madri+d

Fundación madri+d is a network structure that offers intense cooperation with all agents of its regional system of education, science, technology and innovation. The foundation also offers access to research and training programmes. Its promising guidelines are to optimise resources, to work with transparency and share responsibility. According to this logic, the foundation’s network is its great asset.

Description of the 2020 Partners

ESA BIC Madrid Region
ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Madrid Region
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 Economic 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).
The Official College of Telecommunications Engineers (COIT)

With more than 12,000 members, the Official College of Telecommunications Engineers (COLEGIO OFICIAL DE INGENIEROS DE TELECOMUNICACIÓN – COIT) is a national publicly registered entity whose main goals, as delegated by the Government, are: the organisation of how telecommunications engineers perform their profession, the exclusive representation of said profession and defending the professional interests of its members, while promoting the advancement and availability of all techniques of said profession. Since its inception in 1967, COIT has been undertaking a multitude of efforts aimed at reinforcing the professional competence of the engineers and is a fundamental instrument in the current and future development of telecommunications and the Information Society.

BAN madrid
BAN madri+d network
Business Angels Network madri + d is a specialised investor network that facilitates the search for financing for companies based on science and technology in the Community of Madrid during their first years of life. 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 madrid
Red de Mentores madri+d
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 mentors and entrepreneurs, project presentations, seminars, and the networking of contacts, favouring the growth of the business fabric of the Community of Madrid.

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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