Call for Proposals 2018 - Copernicus Prizes 2019 and 2020 292/G/GRO/COPE/18/10554 Closed!


The objectives of the Copernicus Prizes are:

  • Increasing the use of Copernicus data and services, notably by raising awareness of Copernicus in new user communities (in particular in the ICT sector) and geographical areas.
  • Supporting 20 start-ups annually (in 2019 and in 2020) through the award of a €10,000 prize and the visibility provided by the prize and award ceremony. To further support the development of the successful applications, each winner will be offered a ticket to the Copernicus Accelerator (entirely covered by a different contract).
  • Fostering the emergence of a vibrant Copernicus ecosystem in Europe for stakeholders (research centers, universities, small and large companies, etc.), notably through the organisation of a prestigious award ceremony.


The winner of this call will be responsible for:

  • The organisation of a prize competition, including the promotion, evaluation, selection and the award of the prize (20 prizes of €10,000 each year in 2019 and 2020).
  • The organisation of the award ceremony.
  • Reporting to the European Commission.

European community funding

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

  • 0,60 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 23 October 2018 - 2 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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