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Galileo Prize Baden-Württemberg / Germany

Prize 2020

Winning team

Cash Prize

A EUR 1,600 total cash prize (in increments from the first-place to the third-place winner: EUR 1,000, EUR 400, EUR 200), awarded by the Ministry of Economics Baden-Württemberg

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office space

Rent-free office space in the ESA BIC in Reutlingen at Technologiepark Tübingen-Reutlingen (TTR) for the winner sponsored by TTR

Corporate film

Production of a professional corporate film about the winning project


Tailored Coaching

Various marketing activities, business coaching and other expert advice from the 12 Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Baden-Württemberg and access to several contacts specifically tailored to the winner’s needs

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Special Prize

The Prize “Think out of the box” will be awarded to innovative participants who were not among the finalists and who want to learn more about other start-up ecosystems in Europe



Opportunity to take part in the ESA BIC programme and transfer of the innovative idea into an incubation programme


Business Support

All participants of the Galileo Prize Baden-Württemberg who intend to see their idea through will receive valuable support in marketing, financing, and safeguarding their intellectual property

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Awards Ceremony

The winner will benefit from a free trip to the 2020 Awards Ceremony

Extra EUR 10,000 Cash Prize if your concept gets selected as Galileo Masters 2020 Overall Winner
Additional Prize
Chance to win one of six tailored Galileo Incubation prizes worth up to EUR 62,000 each
Additional Prize



Strong Economy

Baden-Württemberg is one of the strongest economic regions in Germany and Europe

Dynamic Ecosystem

The region is famous for its universities in Heidelberg, Freiburg, Karlsruhe, Constance, Stuttgart, Ulm and Tübingen and its entrepreneurial strength in the form of companies like Daimler, Porsche, SAP and Bosch


Baden-Württemberg is known for its “Tüftler”, a term indicating people with a great enthusiasm for technical problems and their solution. Therefore, the state, with its open-minded spirit, is a suitable place for start-ups with innovative ideas


IHK Reutlingen

Eva Beckershoff

Main area of expertise: Start-up support and regional development


Description of the 2020 Organiser​

IHK Baden-Württemberg

Chamber of Commerce and Industry Reutlingen

The chamber of Commerce and Industry in Reutlingen is very active in the field of start-up support. For two years, it has been running the ESA Business Incubation Centre in Baden-Württemberg, where it supports up to 30 startups over a period of 4 years with financial and business support. The Galileo Masters is very often the starting point for further funding and cooperation possibilities for start-ups because of the initial evaluation by and feedback from the well-chosen jury for the Galileo Masters competition. The Chamber has been enrolled in this since 2007 with a great deal of enthusiasm and support for all of its participants.

Description of the 2020 Partners​

Ministry of Economics Baden-Württemberg

The Ministry of Economics Baden-Württemberg has been headed by Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut since 12th May 2016. The Ministry is responsible for setting the basic course of the state's economic policy, the aim of which is to maintain and expand Baden-Württemberg's high level of employment and prosperity. From the beginning of its participation in the Galileo Masters, the Ministry has been a strong partner to the Galileo Prize Baden-Württemberg.

TTR Technologiepark Tübingen-Reutlingen

Technologiepark Tübingen Reutlingen TTR

The Technologiepark Tübingen-Reutlingen (TTR) helps companies to speed up the process of development and growth by offering them office spaces and by creating an environment for them where turning ideas into marketable products gets easier and faster.

bwcon baden württemberg: connected


Connected e.V. (bwcon) is the leading business initiative for the promotion of the high-tech sectors in the region with offices in Stuttgart, Freiburg, Horb and Villingen-Schwenningen. With its approximately 600 members since 1997, the main goal is to foster key technologies in order to strengthen the region's economic development. The focus is on information and communication technologies (ICT) as drivers of innovation in the fields of mobility, production, health and energy. bwcon creates a unique platform for cross-sector collaboration between developers, users and investors. Therefore, it is a service provider that offers support to companies in the digital transformation process by managing ideas, designing new business models and making innovation processes more flexible.

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