The initiative that pairs high-level professionals – experts in business, technical and legal realms – with young entrepreneurs that hold innovative ideas based on Earth observation







The Copernicus Accelerator newsletter will be sent to participants of the programme and interested parties every four weeks from January 2018 onwards. Within the newsletters, you will find out more about interesting EO news and events, funding possibilities for your business and the Copernicus Accelerator Startup of the Month. On this page, you can access past editions of the newsletters, get an overview on dedicated trainings and browse through the Copernicus Accelerator success stories.



Within the Copernicus Accelerator programme, mentors and mentees have the possibility to benefit from discretionary and regular webinars in which they are provided with approximately 1.5-hour training on either a technical or a business topic.

The webinars´ speakers share their knowledge and experience about additional and useful tools which help Copernicus Accelerator participants to take their business ideas to the next level. Questions and debate with participants are also encouraged, in order to make the sessions interactive.
A detailed overview of the 2018 webinars will be published in January 2018.


Our Copernicus Accelerator participants are all working on exciting EO projects. In each newsletter, we shed light on a startup or an application which has a great story to tell. Find out more about the Copernicus Accelerator participants, their goals and the USP which make them unique!

  • December 2016

    Sinergise is pushing the limits of managing of spatial data over Internet

    Sinergise is a company operating in a start-up mode for almost 15 years already. Not from the point of financial dependence on financing rounds – they have been profitable from day one – but from the point of organisation of work and search for innovation. They have been one of the first companies to implement management of GIS data over Internet, supporting hundreds of users to jointly edit the data, being connected via old fashion dial-up modems in 2003. Their cloud GIS platform Geopedia used power of simple browsers 10 years ago, making it simple to perform crowd-sourcing actions such as identification (and subsequent clean-up) of more than 15.000 illegal dumpsites in Slovenia.


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  • February 2017

    green spin - the journey to digital farming

    green spin develops applications and solutions for digitalisation and optimisation of processes in the agricultural sector. The company was founded in 2013 by three alumni/scientists from the Department of Geography of the University of Würzburg: Dr. Sebastian Fritsch, Clemens Delatrée, and Gunther Schorcht. Their main goal was and is to allow their customers to profit from the use of open geospatial data. The use of spatial data, e.g. from earth observation satellites, can help to improve agricultural systems everywhere in the world. This will be an important task because of the immense rise of the global population in the next decades.


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  • April 2017

    The IceCream Team – the Mission to Save Glaciers Worldwide

    The IceCream (Ice Crowd-sourced REAl-time velocity Monitoring) Team has a huge vision: by using EO data, they try to save the glaciers on our planet. Their idea is to create a tool which leverages satellite imagery and climate data to illustrate the impacts of our changing Earth in areas of interest to everyone.


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  • June 2017

    EnviroSAR© Ltd. - Knowledge building of UK wildfire regimes through online integration of geospatial datasets

    EnviroSAR© Ltd. is an Earth observation (EO) startup with the vision to improve the efficiency of managing wildfire disturbance in moorlands and heathlands. Wildfire is a major hazard in UK moorlands and is increasing in the Rural-Urban Interface (RUI), especially in areas of heathland. Since wildfires incur socio-economic costs for all parties involved and are predicted to increase due to climate change, this environmental hazard is of high relevance nowadays.

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