Galileo Prize Madrid / Spain

Rewards 2021

Business Incubation Package

Expert coaching, including on technical development, legal matters, IPR, and internationalisation

Coaching and Mentoring

Dedicated coaching, business mentoring and training in management skills


Support to access public-private financing , expert advice and invitation to participate in BAN madri+d investor days

Application to the ESA BIC Madrid Region

Invitation to apply to the ESA BIC Madrid Region, and eligibility for an additional EUR 50,000 in incentive funding from ESA and local partners for product development

Media Coverage

Innovations will be published in local and national media and on social media channels of regional partners. Coverage of videos and promotional material

Travel Grant to the Space Awards

Coverage of travel and accommodation expenses for the 2021 Galileo Masters Awards Ceremony

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

Entrepreneurship Hub

Madrid Region is one of the leading Entrepreneurship Hubs in Europe and accounts for 92% of the Space Sector in Spain

Meeting Point

Network opportunities for local and international entrepreneurs


The ESA Business Incubation Centre Madrid offers technical and financial support

Additional Funding

Cooperation with ESA and local partners offers additional funding opportunities of EUR 50,000 after successful application


Ignacio Cid Plaza, Fundación para el Conocimiento madri+d

Fundación para el Conocimiento madri+d

Ignacio Cid Plaza
Expert in new technology based firms
+34 917 816 576

The 2021 Organiser

Fundación para el Conocimiento madri+d

Fundación madri+d works very closely with its network of university, incubation, science, and entrepreneurial institutions to improve the conditions for science-based entrepreneurship. It allows new companies access to research and training programmes and to work in cooperation with all agents of its regional system to optimise resources, work with transparency and share responsibility. Its network is the foundation’s great asset!


Fundación para el Conocimiento madri+d

The 2021 Partners

ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Madrid Region

ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Madrid Region

ESA BIC Madrid Region is a Business Incubation Centre of ESA (European Space Agency) and the Region of Madrid. It is coordinated by Fundación madri+d. The ESA BIC provides funding as well as business and technical assistance to entrepreneurs using space technology for general non-space scientific, industrial and commercial applications or using non-space technology in products and services to be used in the space sector. The ESA BIC Madrid Region is co-financed by ESA and by the Regional Ministry of Economic Affairs, Employment and Competitiveness. Through the Spanish Delegation at the ESA (CDTI), funding from ESA has been guaranteed. The partner institutions are as follows: Madrid Aerospace Cluster; the Spanish Official Association of Telecommunication Engineers (COIT) and the National Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA).

BAN madri+d network

Business Angels Network madri+d

Business Angels Network madri+d is a specialised investor network that facilitates the search for financing for companies during their first years of life based on technology and science in the Community of Madrid.
BAN madri+d contributes to consolidating a more competitive business fabric, drawing on the experience of the madri+d Foundation in the field of R&D management and in the collaboration of university and scientific institutions in the region.

Red de Mentores madri+d

madri+d mentoring network
madri+d mentoring network is an international benchmark of mentoring for entrepreneurs, made up of entrepreneurs and professionals with a recognised track record who facilitate the path for scientific and technological entrepreneurs, helping them to consolidate the success of their innovative initiatives.
With complete confidentiality on both sides and a practical approach, it facilitates meetings between entrepreneurs and mentors, project presentations, the networking of contacts, and seminars, favouring the growth of the business fabric of the Community of Madrid.

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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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