The Copernicus Accelerator boosts the entrepreneurial landscape for Copernicus data & information

Looking to encourage the user uptake of Copernicus data and services, the European Commission developed the Copernicus Start-up Programme which provides innovative ideas with support from the generation of a business idea, through to its full commercialisation. A part of this wider programme, the Copernicus Accelerator offers European start-ups, companies, students and researchers the opportunity to take part in a 12-month acceleration programme featuring virtual trainings, regular coaching, and two interactive bootcamps.

Launched in 2016, the Copernicus Accelerator has supported 140 start-ups with their individual commercialisation goals. Mentors work closely with the start-ups to ensure that monthly coaching sessions take place and start-ups continue progressing toward product/service commercialisation. The programme offers innovators a comprehensive learning environment to kick start their entrepreneurial adventure.

“Taking part in the Copernicus Accelerator has been a very fast-paced, intense, and exciting experience. The virtual training and great support of our mentor has helped us turn our idea into an initial viable product that we can now commercialise.”

Hector Beltran, Copernicus Accelerator Start-up 2018

The Copernicus Accelerator is a programme of the European Commission and is implemented under the lead of SpaceTec Partners. For more information about programme, visit

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