Navigating Business to New Horizons

promoting GNSS solutions since 2004

EUR 856,700

Prize Pool*


Global Partners*

EUR 372,000

Incubation Prize Pool*

*in 2021

The 18th edition of the global innovation competition for satellite navigation.

About The Competition

The Galileo Masters is the global innovation competition scouting for cutting-edge solutions using satellite navigation data. From April onwards, with the support of our global space network of more than 89 partners, we are looking for the best GNSS solutions and business cases in the field of e.g. agriculture, healthcare, cyber security, environment. Take a look at this year’s Challenges and Prizes!

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Partner Challenges 2021

The Galileo Masters Challenges, brought to you by our main partners, are each focused on a specific topic. We encourage you to join this years’s competition with your forward-thinking solutions based on satellite navigation. Choose your Challenge!

Galileo Prizes 2021

powered by the European Commission (COM)

The Galileo Prizes supported by the European Commission are offered by our partners representing regions or countries. They are open to ideas and solutions for any application field. Get the opportunity to support your solutions locally by winning an additional Galileo Prize. Choose your Prize!

Meet the Winners

Galileo Masters Overall Winner 2021

WAMO – Self-Sustainable Flood Warning and Algal Management
WAMO is a real-time surface water assessment platform for flood warnings and algal monitoring and control. The free-floating platform integrates different sensors for accurate and real-time parameter observation. These sensors collect information on water level, precipitation, temperature, and pH along with parameters such as chlorophyll and nitrates. A low-power ultrasonic device is utilised to stop algae growth without harming aquatic life.

Discover all Galileo Masters winning ideas and solutions in our Hall of Fame

Timeline of the competition


“The Galileo Masters has given a significant boost to the rise of GNSS industry in Europe. The Top 100 companies […] since 2004 have created more than 3,300 jobs and generated EUR 178 million in total turnover in 2019 and in recent years they raised EUR 524 million in venture capital.”

Thorsten Rudolph


“The Galileo Masters offers another opportunity to the Agency to reinforce links with the space applications community and to cherish those who raise the EU Space innovation bar higher every year with their innovative applications.”

Rodrigo da Costa

Executive Director, EUSPA

“Through ESA Space Solutions and our incubation programme, we are striving to scout and support entrepreneurs with truly revolutionary new services and products. Galileo Masters is a perfect match for our approach […].”

Frank Salzgeber

Head of Technology Transfer Programme Office, ESA


Have any queries or require information? We are happy to help and discuss your business opportunities within the Galileo Masters network. Thank you.

Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO)

Thorsten Rudolph
+49 8153 29800-10

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