Copernicus Prize Czech Republic

Rewards 2021

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).


20 hours of business and technical mentoring from CzechInvest.

Media Coverage

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

Space Awards

The winner will benefit from a free trip to the Space Awards 2021.

Additional Reward for the Overall Winner 2021

Cash Prize

EUR 10,000 if your concept gets selected as Copernicus Masters 2022 Overall Winner

Prize Partners Benefits

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

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



Jana Smotkova
Space project manager
+420 602 569 089

The 2021 Organiser

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 helps to promote domestic companies and Czech and foreign investors.

The 2021 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. It is therefore the coordinator of space activities in the Czech Republic. From its capacity and based on government 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 Union Space Programme Agency (EUSPA) 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. the use of space systems in transport) and also for its implementation.

Logo European UnionEuropean Commission (COM)
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.

Hall of Fame

Discover all previous winners of the Copernicus Masters!

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