United Kingdom

United Kingdom Challenge

Prize 2019

Piggy bank

EUR 1,000 cash prize

A cash prize of EUR 1,000


Business support worth EUR 5,000

A business package from GRACE & partners plus 2 hour business sprint from the Satellite Applications Catapult

Travel on Airplane

free trip

A free trip to the Galileo Masters Awards Ceremony 2019

team meeting


A hot desk in the UNIP Space Business Incubator (duration 1 year)

Royal Institute of Navigation

1 year free membership

1 year free membership of the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN)


Media coverage

An article in Navigation News covering the winning idea/winner

E GNSS Accelerator

E-GNSS Accelerator support

Chance to win one of three tailored E-GNSS Accelerator incubation prizes worth EUR 62,000 and an E-GNSS Accelerator crowdfunding prize worth EUR 35,000 (find out more)

Awards 2018

An extra EUR 10,000 cash prize

If your idea gets selected as Galileo Masters 2019 Overall Winner


United Kingdom


With business and technology leader

GNSS training and R&D facilities

Access to state of the art test equipment such as GNSS simulators, multi-sensor positioning test vehicles and test-track & outdoor antenna lab and multi-sensor positioning test-beds including a wide area NRTK/PPP facility & indoor positioning lab

Business support & finance networks

Access to national business support & finance networks as well as business clusters focusing on space technologies

Business support & innovation initiatives

Opportunities to participate in national business support & Innovation asndto be part of a strong and supportive local business incubation programme


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University of Nottingham

Mr Paul Singh Bhatia

Paul Singh Bhatia


Regional Organiser

University of Nottingham

GRACE / University of Nottingham

GRACE is a pioneer in the development of geospatial technologies and is part of the University of Nottingham in the UK

GRACE (Geospatial Research and Applications Centre of Excellence) has been assisting individuals, organizations, businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs to take advantage of satellite navigation, positioning, location based and Geospatial technologies since 2008. It is part of the world renowned Nottingham Geospatial Institute based at the University of Nottingham which is a pioneering university that provides an exceptional research-led education and an outstanding student experience through global campuses based in the UK, Malaysia and China.

Regional Partners

University of Nottingham Innovation Park (UNIP)

University of Nottingham Innovation Park (UNIP)

UNIP offers start-ups entering the Space Sector a unique environment in which to grow their business.

UNIP provide first class office space and facilities for business, within a creative and dynamic environment where business and research can work together sharing knowledge and ideas.

Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace

Aerospace Redefined

At Collins Aerospace, we work side-by-side with our customers to tackle the toughest challenges in aerospace and defense. We’re combining boundless imagination with a broad portfolio and an unmatched dedication to customers – all to make the skies and spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever.

Nottingham Scientific Limited (NSL)

Nottingham Scientific Limited (NSL)

NSL are world leaders in providing high accuracy, robust and resilient GNSS solutions.

NSL are pioneers of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) satellite navigation technologies within critical markets such as those that directly affect safety of citizens, national strategy, or the way business is conducted. NSL ensure your positioning and navigation is accurate, reliable, safe, secure, resilient and robust. We develop and deliver GNSS-based services, systems, solutions, and intellectual property and are proud to be Europe's leading GNSS company and one of the UK's leading space companies.



Transform your business growth through space.

The £5 million SPRINT programme provides unprecedented access to university space expertise and facilities to help businesses develop new commercial products for space and other key sectors. It is delivered by a consortium of five of the UK’s leading space universities, led by the University of Leicester and including the University of Edinburgh, Open University, University of Southampton and University of Surrey.

Royal Institute of Navigation

Royal Institute of Navigation

The Royal Institute of Navigation is a learned society with charitable status.

Formed in 1947 and granted Royal recognition in 1972, and incorporated by Royal Charter in 2006 the charitable aims of the society have always been: to unite in one body those interested in navigation; to advance the art, science and practice of navigation; and to promote knowledge in navigation and its associated sciences, including positioning, timing, tracking and conduct of a journey, whether on, in, over or under land, sea, air or space.



MTC focuses on proving novel engineering solutions using high value manufacturing technologies such as: intelligent automation, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, and many others.

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) develops and proves innovative manufacturing processes and technologies in an agile, low risk environment, in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions. We operate some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world, and employ a team of highly skilled engineers, many of whom are leading experts in their field. This creates a high quality environment for the development and demonstration of new processes and technologies on an industrial scale. The MTC is part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, supported by Innovate UK.

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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