Call for proposals 2017 - Copernicus Incubation Programme 260/G/GRO/COPE/17/10039 Closed!


The objective of this call is to organise the Copernicus Incubation Programme, which aims at financing the incubation of 20 start-ups in Europe every year for 3 years.

The Copernicus Incubation Programme aims at:

  • Boosting the use by current or future businesses of Copernicus Sentinel data and/or products from the Copernicus services.
  • Supporting the most innovative and commercially-promising business applications based on Copernicus data and services in Europe.


The call covers:

  • The 20 incubation financial support to third parties per year for three years (60 in total).
  • The organisation of the selection, in particular the communication about the scheme (in order to generate a maximum number of applications), the development of the application procedure and the organisation of the meetings of the panel(s) of judges, to select the winners.
  • The reporting to the Commission

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 3,45 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 19 April 2017 - 4 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible


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