The initiative that pairs high-level professionals with young entrepreneurs that hold innovative Earth observation ideas
The Copernicus Accelerator offers a customised business development scheme for 50 visionary start-ups and entrepreneurs from Copernicus Participating Countries (EU, Norway and Iceland) per year. These 50 candidates all have in common that they develop innovative ideas which are tackling societal challenges by using Earth observation (EO) data, especially from Copernicus.
Since 2016, the programme supports the Accelerator candidates to move beyond idea conception into real commercial ventures. Each year, selected participants are matched with high-level professionals and benefit from individual mentoring alongside further training opportunities such as bootcamps and webinars and dedicated marketing support.
The Copernicus Accelerator is a project of the European Commission’s DG Growth, and is part of the Copernicus Start-up Programme, which is designed to accompany start-ups from the generation of a business idea to its full commercialisation.
BENEFITS FOR MENTEES
ACCESS TO THE EO NETWORK
WEBINARS & TRAININGS
FEEDBACK FROM EXPERTS
Experiences of Copernicus Accelerator 2017 mentees