The leading innovation competition for Satellite Navigation

The Competition


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… is the Galileo Masters? The innovation competition is scouting for the most forward‐thinking applications based on satellite navigation. It provides support for innovations at any development stage, with the ultimate aim of turning them into real business cases. In 2020, the prize pool is worth EUR 750,000.


… is eligible to participate? All innovators, such as companies, startups, students, research associates, non-university research & development institutions, and consortia, as well as individuals and teams, (minimum age of 18 years) from almost anywhere in the world. Find out more here.


… are we looking for you? We want great minds like you to submit GNSS‐related innovations in areas such as pandemics, agriculture, healthcare, leisure, traffic management, and other rail, sea, air transport logistics – to name just a few. Take a look at all the current challenges and prizes!

… are we looking for you? We want great minds like you to submit GNSS‐related innovations. Take a look at all the challenges and prizes!


… are you able to participate? Registrations & submissions: until 6 July, Evaluation: July – September, Announcements of challenge finalists: October & November, Awards Ceremony: estimated, December 2020.


… do you submit your innovation? Use the “Apply” page or button during the submission phase. Take a look at the Partner Challenges and Galileo Prizes first, which you then select in the database. (Submissions are currently closed!)


…do we support you? All our space partners and our huge Galileo/EGNOS, incubation and satellite navigation network of supporters offer their resources to help your innovation to break through.

Key Facts

EUR 750,000
Prize Pool
Up to 30
Galileo Prizes
> 50
> 86
Global Partners

Galileo Masters Opportunities 2020

As a participant, you need to choose one Galileo Prize powered by the European Commission (EC). The Galileo Prizes co-financed by EC do not follow a specific topic. They are mainly presented by a region, country or institution offering cash and direct support to boost your business development. To double your chances of winning, you then have the opportunity to apply for a Galileo Masters Partner Challenge. The partner challenges focus on a specific topic and are offered by our premium partners with great cash and in-kind prizes to enhance your innovation development.

Take a look now!

Partner Challenges

Our 2020 topic-specific partner challenges offer great opportunities for most forward‐thinking applications based on satellite navigation and are partnered by space stakeholders. Most partners encourage a joint implementation with your winning idea.

The following challenges were available from 1 April until 6 July 2020: 

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Galileo prizes powered by The European Commission (EC)

Discover the Galileo Prizes awarded in cooperation with various regional or country partners!

The Galileo Prize partner organisations include national space agencies, ministries, space clusters, universities, and incubators.

Click on the countries on the map to view the Galileo Prize Partners in each country.

Timeline of the competition:

Galileo Masters Timeline 2021

Get Inspired

Not sure what kind of solution you can submit to the Galileo Masters? Here you find thousands of ways to use satellite navigation in everyday life! Get inspired and submit your winning solution. We are excited to see yours!


Become a part of the Space future

The European Commission supports the Galileo Masters and Copernicus Masters, the two major innovation competitions for Satellite Navigation and Earth observation.

About Galileo

Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus are at the heart of the EU Space programmes. All three programmes help tackle today’s most pressing societal and economic challenges. Hence, the Galileo Masters also promotes synergies with Copernicus for the creation of new applications and services. Some of the GSA’s Challenges within the Galileo Masters explicitly focus on solutions using EU Space data in all domains. The pre-existing close collaboration between Europe’s leading space innovation competitions for Galileo and Copernicus – the Galileo Masters and the Copernicus Masters – is therefore beneficial for society and all citizens.


Have any queries or require information? We are happy to help and discuss your business opportunities within the Galileo Masters network. Thank you.
Ines Kühnert, AZO Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen

Ines Kühnert

Head of Galileo & Copernicus Competitions

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Submission starts 19 April 2021!