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.
See the highlights of the Copernicus Accelerator Virtual Bootcamp from December 2020

Launched in 2016, the Copernicus Accelerator has supported 190 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.

“One of the toughest challenges of starting a company is setting the right focus, and the Copernicus Accelerator was exactly what we needed at exactly the right time. The mentoring programme has been especially valuable, opening a whole new network of important people for us.”

Marius Bierdel, Co-Founder and CTO, Constellr
Copernicus Accelerator Start-up 2020

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

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