About the Competition


The Galileo Masters is a global competition that supports the transformation of technological advancements, driven by Satellite Navigation into successful society-oriented applications. Its global network provides the best cases with multifold support and helps them evolve both technologically and commercially. The fundamental mission of this competition is to encourage innovators and motivate them to develop market-driven applications that use Satellite Navigation technologies in everyday life.

The Galileo Masters welcomes innovators – individuals of legal adult age, consortia or legal entities – to participate! Universities, start-ups, SMEs and bigger companies, research organisation and associates from all around the globe are invited to join! Check the eligibility criteria for each Challenge or Prize here.



Satellite Navigation is a real asset for numerous applications and industries. The Galileo Masters looks for great minds to submit their GNSS-related solutions in areas such as healthcare, disaster management, environment, cyber security, leisure- to name just a few. Take a look at our Challenges, Prizes, and Hall of Fame to get inspired for your idea submission.

The initial Registration and Submission Phase from 19th April 2021 to 21st July 2021, followed by the Evaluation Phase continuing until October. The Challenge Finalists shall be announced in October and November. The competition will end with the prestigious Space Awards in December. Take a look at our online recording from 2020 and learn about the winning solutions here!



To participate in the Galileo Masters, you have to choose one of the topic-specific Challenges. To double your chances of winning, you also have the option to select one of the regional Galileo Prizes that suits your needs best. Take a look at the challenges and prizes, hit the apply button and submit your solution.

Galileo Masters awards the most forward-thinking solutions with an overall prize pool of EUR 830,000. This includes cash and in-kind prizes supporting the further development of the winning solutions, such as incubation services, business support, marketing support, concept validation, technical support and many more. The overall Galileo Masters winner gets another EUR 10,000 cash prize.

Prize Pool


The Galileo Masters is not simply a competition. It is a global network of space stakeholders, incubators, Galileo/EGNOS companies, economic development agencies and satellite navigation experts who all come together to support you on your way to a successful business. Our network is formed by more than 89 global partners from 28 countries and a panel of 171 evaluation experts from all around the world.

About Galileo

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Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus are at the heart of the EU Space programme. All help tackle today’s most pressing societal and economic challenges. Hence, the Galileo Masters also promotes synergies with Copernicus for the creation of new applications and services. Some of the GSA’s Challenges within the Galileo Masters explicitly focus on solutions using EU Space data in all domains. The pre-existing close collaboration between Europe’s leading space innovation competitions for Galileo and Copernicus – the Galileo Masters and the Copernicus Masters – is therefore beneficial for society and all citizens.

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Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO)

Ines Kühnert
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