Galileo Prize Czech Republic

Rewards 2021


Individually tailored support programme from the ESA BIC Prague team (preparation of a proposal for an incubator, technical coaching and assistance, business coaching).

Support Programme

20 hours of business and technical mentoring from CzechInvest.


Promotional marketing activities for the winning solution (e.g. websites, press release, social media, etc.).

Space Awards

The winner will benefit from a free trip to the Space Awards 2021.

Additional Prizes for the Overall Winner 2021

Extra EUR 10,000 cash prize if your concept gets selected as Galileo Masters 2021 Overall Winner

Chance to win one of six tailored Galileo Incubation prizes worth up to EUR 62,000 each


To participate, any applicant must be a natural or a legal person of an EU Member State or European Economic Area (EEA), European Neighbouring Countries (ENP), South/East countries or other countries with which the EU has space dialogues and cooperation: USA, Canada, Latin America, Africa, Gulf Cooperation Countries, Kazahstan, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand.

For further information see the Terms of Participation.

Prize Partners Benefits


Prague is hosting the European Union Space Programme Agency (EUSPA)*

*former European GNSS Agency (GSA)

Start-up Infrastructure

Consisting of many incubators, acceleration programmes, investors and other supporting organisations. The country also hosts ESA BIC Prague in Prague and Brno


Since 1969, dozens of Czech instruments and systems have been deployed in space activities, including both terrestrial environment explorations and planetary missions

Collaboration Possibilities

Startups can collaborate with local universities, R&D centres and other institutions, such as the ELI Beamlines research centre, Czech Technical University, Czech Aerospace Research Centre or EUSPA



Jana Smotkova
Space project manager
+420 602 569 089

The 2021 Organiser

Business and Investment Development Agency CzechInvest
CzechInvest is a government agency. Its main objective is to raise the competitiveness of the Czech economy by supporting small and medium-sized enterprises, the domestic business infrastructure and innovation. It attracts foreign investors operating in the manufacturing industry, business support services and technology centres, and supports Czech enterprises in their expansion efforts. With its services and development programmes, CzechInvest supports the promotion of domestic companies and Czech and foreign investors.

The 2021 Partners

The Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic
The Ministry of Transport is the coordinator of space activities in the Czech Republic. From its capacity and based on government decisions, the Ministry of Transport is responsible for the implementation of the National Space Plan, the membership and representation of the country in the European Space Agency (ESA), cooperation with the European Union Space Programme Agency (EUSPA) and for space components for all European Space programmes – Galileo, EGNOS, Copernicus, future GOVSATCOM and for SST.
The Ministry of Transport is accountable for the creation of the national transport policy (incl. the use of space systems in transport) and also for its implementation.

Logo European UnionEuropean Commission (COM)
All Galileo Prizes are co-funded by the European Commission’s DG Defence, Industry and Space to foster the market uptake of EU Space data.

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