Regional Prize France

Rewards 2022

CNES Cash Prize

Win a cash prize of EUR 2,000 from CNES

Project Assessment and Support Session

In-depth project assessment and access to an individually tailored support session from one of the ESA BIC Nord or Sud France’s incubators

Technical Support

Up to one day of technical support provided by CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales) as part of its Connect by CNES initiative

Space Awards

The winner will benefit from a free trip to the Awards Ceremony 2022

Additional Reward for the Overall Winner 2022

Cash Prize

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

Prize Partners Benefits 2022


A strong innovation landscape that offers unique opportunities for SMEs and start-ups thanks to ESA BIC’s incubation partners

Space Ecosystem

France is home to several institutions that seek to create wealth and jobs from space technologies and applications

Research and Development

A place of excellence for R&D in many space domains

International Recognition

France is home to multinational companies, renowned research centres, and internationally recognised institutions of higher education

Video 2022



Ouest BIC Technopoles / Technopôle Brest-Iroise

Alexia Freigneaux
ESA BIC Nord France manager

The 2022 Organiser

Ouest BIC Technopoles
Ouest BIC Technopole is an association which gathers 4 technopoles from Bretagne and Pays-de-Loire regions: Technopole Brest Iroise and Rennes Atalante in Britany, Atlanpole and Angers Technopole in Pays de la Loire. It also managed the ESA BIC Nord France programme.

Ouest BIC Technopoles

The 2022 Partners

CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales)

CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales)
CNES “the French Space Agency” is the public organisation responsible for elaborating and directing France’s space policy within Europe.
CNES masters the whole spectrum of space technologies, ensuring France and Europe independent access to space. CNES also launched in 2019 an initiative called Connect by CNES : they offer their expertise to companies, especially startups, to develop innovative products and services using space technologies and solutions.
innovative products and services using space technologies and solutions.

ESA BIC Nord France
ESA BIC Nord France, created in 2018, is managed by Ouest BIC Technopoles, in association with ASTech Paris Region Cluster and the French Space Agency (CNES). The ESA BIC Nord France consortium includes incubator partners in six northern French regions: together they bring access to a dense network of partners covering a broad spectrum of industrial, technical and financial skills. The objective is to promote the creation of companies based on the transfer of technologies from the space sector to other economic sectors, and on the development of services and applications derived from space technologies.

ESA BIC Sud France
ESA BIC Sud France, created in 2013, is managed by Aerospace Valley in cooperation with the SAFE cluster and the French Space Agency (CNES). The ESA BIC Sud France is run by structures that support the creation of innovative companies: ESTIA Entreprendre, Bordeaux Technowest, CEEI Theogone, Midi-Pyrénées Incubator, PACA-Est Incubator and Montpellier Incubator. ESA BIC Sud France itself provides valuable tools to encourage entrepreneurs to promote and exploit existing space-related patents. At the core of its strong support structure are nine partners that have demonstrated sound judgement and experience in creating innovative businesses.

Agoranov is a business incubator located in Paris, that is focused on three verticals : industry and Greentech, digital, and health. They support innovative startups through several ways : individual follow-up, accommodation, acceleration programme, great entrepreneurs community, and a strong business, public and technical ecosystem.


Atlanpole is the Technopole and EU/BIC for the Greater Nantes economic and University area and plays a key role of territorial innovation Hub within the main multidisciplinary area of innovation in Western France. Atlanpole is accredited by the French Ministry of Research as the science based business incubator for the whole Region of Pays de la Loire. As reference point of contact for the FrenchTech and the competitiveness clusters in Western France, it fosters the emergence, creation and development of innovative companies, start-up companies and of small and medium sized enterprises.


EuraTechnologies is a centre of excellence and innovation located in Lille on an area of 80,000 m². EuraTechnologies supports the development of all digital entrepreneurs, through a unique methodology and expertise, from their beginning to their international deployment. Established in 2009, it has been ranked in Europe’s top 10 accelerators by Fundacity. EuraTechnologies is the precursor and spearhead of French digital economy of French Tech with 300+ companies, 3,700+ employees, 300+ supported projects, 500+ annual events, € 170M + fundraising since 2009.

normandie incubation

Normandie Incubation
With three branch offices in Caen, Rouen and Le Havre, Normandie Incubation hosts startup creation projects and offers full-time hosting, a support towards funding, tailor-made workshops, personalized coaching and access to entrepreneurs and innovation experts in Normandy.


Technopôle Brest-Iroise
Technopôle Brest-Iroise aims at supporting the business creation through innovation. It is accredited both at national (French Network RETIS) and European (EU BIC European Business Network) levels which proves its capacity to support innovative ideas and entrepreneurs. It supports every year the creation of 15 to 20 companies. Together with the six other Technopoles of Bretagne, it manages the regional Emergys incubator, accredited by the French Ministry for Education and Research.

Technopole de l'Aube

Technopôle de l’Aube en Champagne
Founded in 1998, Technopole de l’Aube en Champagne aims at promoting innovation through the detection, evaluation, selection and support of innovative projects. It is accredited both at national (French Network RETIS) and European (EU BIC European Business Network) levels. More than 66 businesses are currently hosted in the incubator, representing more than 550 jobs.

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