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Galileo Prize Bavaria / Germany

Rewards 2020

Winning team


EUR 6,000 cash prize to be used at the winner’s discretion

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The winner will be able to apply for admission to the ESA BIC Bavaria. Upon successful approval, the winner will be eligible for EUR 50,000 in incentive funding from ESA and the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, as well as an optional loan from one of the cooperating local banks

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The winner will benefit from AZO's and ESA BIC Bavaria's huge network and its renowned partners such as DLR, Airbus, and Fraunhofer IIS

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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

Galileo Prize Partner Benefits



AZO with ESA BIC Bavaria is located at the German Aerospace Hub in Oberpfaffenhofen, like many space stakeholders

SPACE ecosystem

Unique opportunity to benefit from the global space innovation network from AZO and ESA BIC Bavaria


ESA BIC Bavaria supported more than 165 company foundations and helps the development of business concepts and startups in space applications


Great opportunity to access a successful business angel network which invested more than EUR 60 million Venture Capital in 2019


AZO Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen

Monika Mayr

Main area of expertise: Project Officer Galileo Masters and Copernicus Masters


Description of the 2020 Organiser


AZO Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen

AZO Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen is an international networking and branding company for European space programmes, supporting entrepreneurship with more than 700 companies founded in Europe. Since 2004, AZO has established the leading European space cluster innovation ecosystem for the satellite downstream market, while providing the necessary marketing and promotion platform, incubation and expert network, as well as regional funding programmes with the objective to increase the uptake of business cases. Besides the Galileo Masters, AZO also organises the important space-related innovation competitions Copernicus Masters, INNOspace Masters as well as the Copernicus Hackathons

Description of the 2020 Partners​

ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Bavaria & Northern Germany

ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Bavaria & Northern Germany promotes pioneering companies with disruptive products and digital businesses. At the three Bavarian locations, Oberpfaffenhofen, Ottobrunn and Nuremberg as well as its Bremen location, startups greatly benefit from direct access to space technologies and infrastructures, expert advice and technical facilities. The ESA BIC Bavaria & Northern Germany incubation programme provides a comprehensive support programme, from research and development to financing, all the way through to market entry. ESA BIC Bavaria & Northern Germany is part of the Europe-wide network with numerous ESA Business Incubation Centres. Established in 2004 in Bavaria as the first European space incubator, AZO Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen has been managing ESA BIC Bavaria since 2009 with financial support from the Bavarian Ministry of Economics and its first-class partners: European Space Agency (ESA), German Aerospace Center (DLR), Airbus, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS), Kreissparkasse München-Starnberg-Ebersberg and Sparkasse Nuremberg. Since 2019, AZO also manages the ESA BIC Northern Germany in Bremen.

Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs Regional Development and Energy​

Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy

The economic policy of Bavaria promotes sustainable economic growth with the objective of securing and expanding economic prosperity in all regions of the country. The guiding principle is the social market economy. It combines entrepreneurial freedom, economic strength, ability to change and social responsibility. In the 21st century, the social market economy remains the best answer to the challenges posed by globalisation, demographic development and climate change. The Bavarian economic policy focuses on liberty, personal responsibility and the creative power of individuals. It is characterised by innovation, creativity and courage. The goal is a policy that offers opportunities and helps to tap Bavaria’s full economic potential. The Bavarian economic policy will continue to focus on growth, prosperity and quality of life. The goal is to mobilise all entrepreneurial potential, unleash the creativity and knowledge of our citizens and develop the strengths of all regions.

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