Galileo Prize Hesse / Germany

Rewards 2021

Cash Prize

Win a cash prize of EUR 5,000 provided by Hessen Trade and Invest/Digitales Hessen with EUR 2,000 and by the European Union with EUR 3,000


The winner will receive business coaching and further expert advice, including comprehensive support in preparing an application for the ESA BIC programme

Support in Marketing & Funding

cesah will promote the winning idea in dedicated marketing activities and provide advice on accessing VC or public funding (if needed)


The winner will be able to benefit from the technical expertise of the ESA-related network for satellite navigation applications, precise positioning, and business development

Additional Rewards

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

A Well-Connected Location

Located in the centre of Europe, Hesse provides outstanding infrastructure with various hubs for air, road, rail, and Internet traffic


Besides being home to several IT/software providers, the region of Hesse is strong in logistics, automotive, biomedical, optical, and production technologies


With its unique infrastructure and innovative IT companies, Hesse offers great potential for the development of satellite-navigation-based applications and services


The highly experienced team at cesah supports the development of business ideas and start-ups in satellite navigation and space applications


cesah GmbH Centre for Satellite Navigation Hesse

Francesco Possanzini
ESA BIC Manager
+49 6151 392 156 14

The 2021 Organiser

cesah GmbH Centre for Satellite Navigation Hesse
cesah, the Centre for Satellite Navigation Hesse, is a competence centre for the application of space technologies such as Earth observation (EO) in Darmstadt. With the support of public and private shareholders, cesah manages ESA BIC Hessen and ESA BIC Baden-Württemberg and aids entrepreneurs in making technical improvements and creating new products. In addition, cesah has been commissioned by the European Space Agency (ESA) to serve as the the official “technology broker”. It also supports space businesses by organising hackathons, pitching events, and the annual Global Navigation meets Geoinformation conference. Furthermore, cesah takes part in several complementary projects that support entrepreneurs, including the H2020 projects FabSpace 2.0, Astropreneurs, and Point.IoT.


The 2021 Partners

Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH (HTAI) / Digitales Hessen
Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH (HTAI) is the economic development organisation of the State of Hesse. Its central task is to secure and increase the competitiveness of Hesse as a business and technology location. The HTAI offers a unique strategic combination of technology and innovation promotion, location marketing and investor support, foreign trade as well as advice on EU funding programmes. It is the central point of contact for companies as well as for scientific, political and social institutions. The Digitales Hessen office is part of the digitalisation competence area of HTAI and supports the implementation of the Digital Hessen Strategy.

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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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