The Copernicus Masters is the global innovation competition to foster the user uptake of Copernicus applications. It was launched by AZO in 2011 on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) and with world-class partners coming from industry and governmental institutions alike. The success reached by previous winners has demonstrated the Copernicus Masters’ ability to boost the development of businesses in the downstream sector of EO data. Many domains of our society, from infrastructures to agriculture, ecosystem preservation and green energies, benefit from it. With a prize pool of EUR 531,000 in 2022, the Copernicus Masters awards innovators showcasing the benefit of Copernicus services in their solutions.