The regional winner of the 2019 Czech Republic Challenge (along with the first and second runners-up) will receive access to an individually tailored support programme from the ESA Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC) Prague team, including mentoring and workshops
Business coaching, support for the preparation of a proposal for an incubator, technical coaching and assistance, co-working space
Free travel and accommodation for the Galileo Masters Awards Ceremony 2019 (valued at up to EUR 4,000 in total)
If your idea gets selected as Galileo Masters 2019 Overall Winner
The Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic
It is accountable for the creation of national transport policy and also for its implementation within the scope of its competence. The Ministry of Transport has a governmental competency concerning the participation of the Czech Republic in the European satellite navigation programme Galileo and it plays the role of the national coordinator in the field of satellite navigation development. It is also responsible for coordination of space activities in The Czech Republic in general; it is responsible for Czech membership in European Space Agency (ESA), EU space policy and partnership with the European GNSS Agency (GSA).
Business and Investment Development Agency CzechInvest
As a government agency, its main objective is to raise the competitiveness of the Czech economy by supporting small and medium-sized enterprises, domestic business infrastructure, and innovation. It attracts to the Czech Republic foreign investors operating in manufacturing, business support services, and technology centers, and also supports Czech enterprises in their expansion efforts. Through its services and development programmes, CzechInvest supports the promotion of domestic companies and Czech and foreign investors. More information about CzechInvest is available at: www.czechinvest.org
ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Prague
So far, 20 ESA BICs have been established in 17 European countries, and more are already being planned. Together, they work regionally to inspire entrepreneurs to turn space-connected business ideas into commercial companies. More than 650 start-ups have been supported by the network to date.
ESA BICs offer an extensive support package to entrepreneurs and start-ups with innovative ideas for downstream and upstream applications. With branches in Prague and Brno, ESA BIC Czech Republic targets companies that are using space technologies for general industrial, scientific, and commercial purposes or leveraging non-space technologies in products and services for the space sector.
E-GNSS Accelerator Partner
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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