Regional Prize The Netherlands

Rewards 2022

Cash Prize

EUR 1,000 cash prize to kickstart your business.

Pre-Incubation Programme*

SBIC Noordwijk will offer a ticket to it’s pre-incubation programme the Ignition Programme, valued at EUR 6,500.

Free Office Space

The winner will receive a free office space for 3 months at SBIC Noordwijk.

Free Subscription

1-year free subscription to the magazine of the Dutch Space Association NVR.

Community Membership**

3 months of Community Membership for the founder(s).

Space Awards

A voucher for your journey to the Space Awards ( up to EUR 1,000).

* this prize will also be awarded to the first runner-up
** this prize will only be awarded to the first runner-up

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


European Space Agency’s (ESA) technical testing and knowledge centre, ESTEC, is located in Noordwijk as well as the ESA Business Innovation Centre (BIC), which inspires and supports startups using space technology for down-to-earth applications


A key player in space technology with demand for its knowledge and expertise in Europe and the rest of the world

Extensive network

The Netherlands has an extensive space startup network in Noordwijk



Space Business Innovation Centre (SBIC) Noordwijk

Martijn Leinweber
Community Manager ESA BIC Noordwijk
+31 71 2020 307

The 2022 Organiser

Space Business Innovation Centre (SBIC) Noordwijk
SBIC Noordwijk supports space-based startups in any way possible, for every stage of the entrepreneurial journey. We organise workshops, hackathons, competitions, and incubation programmes, and offer business and financial support.

SBIC space business innovation centre Noordwijk

The Netherlands Space Office (NSO)
In addition to serving as the Dutch space industry’s representative in international space organisations like ESA and NASA, NSO forms the central point of contact for the space community within the Netherlands. Moreover, NSO also seeks to educate the general public – and specifically students and teachers – about space (science, applications, and exploration) in an open and innovative manner. Finally, NSO invests in programmes that foster the commercial market for applications based on the utilisation of space data.

The 2022 Partners

ESA Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC) Noordwijk
ESA BIC Noordwijk is the oldest business incubation centre of ESA’s pan-European network, and is part of ESA Space Solutions. In two years, entrepreneurs in the programme will build their space-based business and bring it to market. It has a unique location near ESTEC, the research and development facility of the European Space Agency. ESA BIC Noordwijk is managed by the Space Business Innovation Centre Noordwijk (SBIC Noordwijk).

Netherlands Space Society (NVR)
The Netherlands Space Society (NVR) is a vibrant and modern community that connects space professionals, future space professionals and enthusiasts, and promotes space in the Netherlands.

For more than 65 years, NVR has been an advocate and representative of the innovative Dutch space sector.

The Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB serves the interests of its members in mobility, among others. By doing so, it contributes to a more sustainable society in the Netherlands.

Rabobank Bollenstreek
Rabobank is the local bank for the Bollenstreek economical area in the Netherlands.


Regular tax advice is included in all subscriptions, including at least 2 meetings a year, tailor-made year-end tax tips and an independent tax check for your annual accounts and/or tax returns. Zuits provides Innovative Tax Solutions That Fit!


HE Space
HE Space specialises in personnel recruitment with an exclusive focus on the space sector. It has concentrated its activities on supplying space experts to ESA, to EUMETSAT and to the European space industry.

NL Space Campus
NL Space Campus is the gateway to the Dutch Space Cluster. It is located in Noordwijk, home to ESA’s technical heart, the European Space Research and Technology Center (ESTEC), the Galileo Reference Centre (GRC), SBIC Noordwijk hosting the ESA BIC programme and Space Expo. NL Space Campus offers an inspiring location to visit, meet and work. Together with the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus universities alliance, it is an important European Space Hub.

Hall of Fame

Discover all previous winners of the Copernicus Masters!

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