Galileo Prize Austria

Rewards 2021

1st Place

EUR 5,000 cash prize for the best idea that targets specific needs of Austria and its citizens. Show us how the country can benefit from your solution!

2nd Place

EUR 1,000 Cash prize for your idea targeting specific needs of Austria and its citizens. Show us how the region can benefit from your solution!

3rd Place

EUR 500 Cash prize for your idea targeting specific needs of Austria and its citizens. Show us how the region can benefit from your solution!

Additional Rewards

Extra EUR 10,000 cash prize if your concept gets selected as Galileo Masters 2021 Overall Winner

Chance to win one of six tailored Galileo Incubation prizes worth up to EUR 62,000 each


To participate, any applicant must be a natural or a legal person of an EU Member State or European Economic Area (EEA), European Neighbouring Countries (ENP), South/East countries or other countries with which the EU has space dialogues and cooperation: USA, Canada, Latin America, Africa, Gulf Cooperation Countries, Kazahstan, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand.

For further information see the Terms of Participation.

Prize Partners Benefits


Support in acquiring funding to realise your ideas

Global Network

Access to a global network of cooperation partners, customers, and investors


Team of experts in science, technology, and business

International Representation

Representing the country on committees of the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Commission, and the European GNSS Agency (GSA)


Matthias Schreitl - FFG

Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

Matthias Schreitl
Galileo Contact Point Austria, Navigation Expert / Aeronautics and Space Agency
+43 5 7755-3306

The 2021 Organiser

Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
The national funding agency for industrial research and development in Austria offers a comprehensive range of services for enterprises, research institutions, and researchers. Its Aeronautics and Space Agency connects such entities with the international aerospace world, implements Austria’s space policy, and represents the country on international committees of ESA, GSA, and the European Commission. The agency acts as the central interface between Austrian interests and European programmes. Its Galileo contact point, meanwhile, supports Austria’s competencies in the field of satellite navigation and interacts with the GNSS community. Finally, the Austrian Space Application Programme (ASAP) funds research on space science, technology, and applications.


The 2021 Partners


Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology
The Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) provides a general framework for infrastructure in areas ranging from rail, road, maritime, and air transportation to telecommunications and technology development in Austria. The country’s space activities in connection with ESA, EUMETSAT, the EU, and its own national space programme (ASAP) lie under the jurisdiction of the BMK and are implemented by the Aeronautics and Space Agency of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).

ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Austria
ESA BIC Austria is the ideal place for entrepreneurs from research centres, universities, and space and non-space businesses who want to realise their innovative ideas and transfer technologies from space (e.g. navigation, telecommunications, satellite data) to other areas of the economy (e.g. logistics, healthcare, tourism, the environment, energy). ESA BIC Austria provides innovative business ventures with grants of EUR 50,000 for prototyping, IPR, business and technical support, and full immersion in the ESA BIC network of more than a thousand space-related start-ups.

Science Park Graz

Science Park Graz
Science Park Graz is the business incubator of reference within the Austrian AplusB start-up network. It is also the manager of the ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Austria. Since 2002, Science Park Graz has been the driving force behind the development of successful start-ups from the academic world. A key partner of 350 start-ups and entrepreneurial projects in Graz, Styria, and beyond, it also provides coaching, access to business and technical networks, funding, and office accommodations.

Logo European UnionEuropean Commission (COM)
All Galileo Prizes are co-funded by the European Commission’s DG Defence, Industry and Space to foster the market uptake of EU Space data.

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