Navigate your Business along the Space of Innovation Highway!

Navigate your business to success with insightful events and webinars featuring experts from our global network.

Your Journey

Innovate. Develop. Grow.

Join our Space of Innovation Highway and we help you Navigate your Business! We invite you to join us on an exciting and enriching journey across and beyond Europe over the next 2.5 months of the submission phase of the Copernicus Masters. On the Space of Innovation Highway, we will guide you through a series of events designed to support the development of your idea, solution, prototype or business by increasing your chance to get awarded in this year’s competitions. At each event, you will hear from our competitions’ renowned partners what their challenges or prizes can offer you. You can meet and interact online with representatives from European institutions, industry players, regional economic developers, local incubators, etc. A great opportunity to expand your knowledge, broaden your network and receive technical and business advice on your path to success.

Webinar: Copernicus Masters 2022 Info Session | Regional Prize The Netherlands

The session will be presented by SBIC Noordwijk, regional partner of this competition for six years now, and by last year’s winner of the local Netherlands Prize, Carble. They will share their experiences and give you valuable insight on how to join this competition the best.

In this info session you will learn:

  • Why you should participate with your Earth Observation idea
  • Experiences from 2021 NL Prize winner: Carble
  • How to prepare for an international competition


Sander Reuderink is the CEO and co-founder of Carble. With this space related startup, he helps coffee brands reduce their carbon footprint – and at the same time rewards small-scale farmers with a fair price.

Martijn Leinweber is the COO of SBIC Noordwijk, with over a decade of experience guiding space businesses. SBIC Noordwijk is one of the partners of the Netherlands Prize.

Your Hosts

Sander Reuderink, CEO & Co-Founder of Carble

Martijn Leinweber, COO of SBIC Noordwijk

Copernicus Masters Webinar | Regional Prize The Netherlands

Virtual Event
21 June 2022 | 14:00 – 14:45 CEST

UP42 Challenge Webinar: Unlocking UP42's Potential for Sustainable Urban Planning

Join UP42’s webinar along Copernicus Masters’ innovation journey and learn how to leverage the UP42 geospatial developer platform and marketplace to make cities more liveable. Get insights into the platform’s capabilities to search and process geospatial data with practical examples. You will receive expert guidance on how to successfully submit your proposal for the UP42 Airbus Sustainable Urban Planning Challenge within Copernicus Masters 2022.

Your Hosts

Ines Kühnert, Head of Innovation Competitions, AZO

Jorge Fernandez, Head of Product at UP42

Diego Alarcón Diaz, Customer Support Engineer at UP42

Copernicus Masters Webinar | Unlocking UP42’s Potential for Sustainable Urban Planning

Virtual Event
8 June 2022

Webinar: Introduction of the Regional Prize France

ESA BIC Nord France is organising, in partnership with CNES and ESA BIC Sud France, a webinar to present the Copernicus Masters Regional Prize France 2022.
The webinar will be held in French.

Your Hosts

Frédéric Adragna, Head of NewSapce startups’ support at CNES

Alexia Freigneaux, ESA BIC Nord France manager at Technopôle Brest-Iroise

Olivier Queyrut, Earth Observation specialist at CNES

Basile Goussard, Co-founder & CTO at NetCarbon

Copernicus Masters Webinar | Regional Prize France

Virtual Event
7 June 2022

Portugal Space Challenge Webinar:
Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the Blue Economy

Get in touch with Portugal Space, its partners and investors to support your entrepreneurial journey in blue economy. Learn about their the Blue Challenge in Copernicus Masters, funding opportunities, incubation programmes and other prizes they are offering directly by their partners. Be inspired by past winners of the Challenge and understand the potential Portugal and the Azores have to develop your solution within this partner network. Join us for the Webinar on Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Blue Economy on 17 May 11 AM CEST/10AM WESZ with AIR Centre, Indico Capital, IPN, Eyecon, Fórum Oceano, AZO and Portugal Space.

Your Hosts

Ines Kühnert, Head of Innovation Competitions, AZO

Joan Alabart, Industrial Relations and Projects Officer at Portugal Space

Copernicus Masters Webinar | Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the Blue Economy

Virtual Event
17 May 2022 | 11:00 – 12:30 pm CEST

The Space Masters Day 2022

The Space Masters Day in Munich united the Space Innovation community of the Copernicus Masters and Galileo Masters!

After the long months of virtual communication, we were excited to physically bring together the winners and partners of both competitions from the 2021 edition and kick-off the new round of Copernicus Masters. A powerful gathering of innovators and start-ups, offering access to the latest innovative solutions tackling current challenges on our Earth with the help of satellite data and services.

The recording of the session “Kick-off Copernicus Masters 2022” is available here.

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Hybrid Event

27 April 2022 | Künstlerhaus, Munich, Germany

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Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO)

Ines Kühnert
Head of Galileo & Copernicus Competitions
+49 8153 29800-19