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Galileo Prize The Netherlands

Rewards 2020

Winning team

Cash Prize

EUR 1,000 cash prize


Pre-incubation support

A spot in SBIC Noordwijk’s Ignition Programme to tweak your space-based business: Business, marketing & IP expert sessions worth EUR 6,500 (also for the runner-up)

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Office space

3 months of office space at the Space Business Innovation Centre in Noordwijk (also for the runner-up)


Free Subscription

1-year free subscription to the magazine “Ruimtevaart” from the Dutch space industry

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The winner is eligible to join the local ESA business incubation programme, containing EUR 50,000 incentive funding from ESA and NSO

Travel on Airplane

Awards Ceremony

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

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

The Netherlands


Technical expertise of ESA at its research and development facility ESTEC for the winning team


Access to SBIC’s extensive space startup network


A key player in space technology with demand for its knowledge and expertise in Europe and the rest of the world

Pioneers & Innovators

A country of pioneers, innovators, and entrepreneurs, sailing the oceans and exploring space, and an excellent place to be for technical solutions to challenges society is facing today


Space Business Innovation Centre (SBIC) Noordwijk

Martijn Leinweber

Main area of expertise: Chief Operating Officer ESA BIC Noordwijk


Description of the 2020 Organiser

Netherlands Space Office

The Netherlands Space Office (NSO)

In addition to serving as the Dutch space industry’s representative in international space organisations like ESA and NASA, NSO forms the central point of contact for the space community within the Netherlands. Moreover, NSO also seeks to educate the general public – and specifically students and teachers – about space (science, applications, and exploration) in an open and innovative manner. Finally, NSO invests in programmes that foster the commercial market for applications based on the utilisation of space data.


Space Business Innovation Centre (SBIC) Noordwijk

SBIC Noordwijk supports space-based startups in any way possible, for every stage of the entrepreneurial journey. We organise workshops, hackathons, competitions, and incubation programmes, and offer business and financial support.

Description of the 2020 Partners

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ESA Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC) Noordwijk

ESA BIC Noordwijk is the oldest business incubation centre of ESA’s pan-European network, and is part of ESA Space Solutions. In two years, entrepreneurs in the programme will build their space-based business and bring it to market. It has a unique location near ESTEC, the research and development facility of the European Space Agency. ESA BIC Noordwijk is managed by the Space Business Innovation Centre Noordwijk (SBIC Noordwijk).

Netherlands Space Society

Netherlands Space Society (NVR)

The Netherlands Space Society (NVR) is a vibrant and modern community that connects space professionals, future space professionals and enthusiasts, and promotes space in the Netherlands. For more than 65 years, NVR has been an advocate and representative of the innovative Dutch space sector.

anwb Noordwijk


The Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB serves the interests of its members in mobility, among others. By doing so, it contributes to a more sustainable society in the Netherlands.


Rabobank Bollenstreek

Rabobank is the local bank for the Bollenstreek economical area in the Netherlands.

V.O Patents and Trademarks

V.O. Patents & Trademarks

Activate your ideas with V.O. Patents & Trademarks. V.O. supports clients worldwide to maximise the value of their intellectual property and is one of the largest patent attorney firms in Europe.


Regular tax advice is included in all subscriptions, including at least 2 meetings a year, tailor-made year-end tax tips and an independent tax check for your annual accounts and/or tax returns. Zuits provides Innovative Tax Solutions That Fit!

HE Space

HE Space specialises in personnel recruitment with an exclusive focus on the space sector. It has concentrated its activities on supplying space experts to ESA, to EUMETSAT and to the European space industry.

E-GNSS Accelerator Partner

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European Commission

The prize pool is co-financed by the European Commission’s DG Grow. The aim of the “E-GNSS Accelerator” is to foster the market uptake of Galileo/EGNOS and high technologies in EU28, the EEA and ENP countries.


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