Galileo Prize Netherlands

Rewards 2021

Cash Prize

Win the competition and benefit of EUR 1,000 Cash Prize

Pre-Incubation Support

A spot in SBIC Noordwijk’s Ignition Programme to tweak your space-based business: Business, marketing & IP expert sessions worth EUR 6,500 (also for the runner-up)

Office Space

3 months of office space at the Space Business Innovation Centre in Noordwijk

Free Subscription

1-year free subscription to the magazine “Ruimtevaart” from the Dutch space industry


The winner is eligible to join the local ESA business incubation programme, containing EUR 50,000 incentive funding from ESA and NSO

Space Awards

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

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


Technical expertise of ESA at its research and development facility ESTEC for the winning team


Access to SBIC’s extensive space startup network


A key player in space technology with demand for its knowledge and expertise in Europe and the rest of the world

Pioneers & Innovators

A country of pioneers, innovators, and entrepreneurs, sailing the oceans and exploring space, and an excellent place to be for technical solutions to challenges society is facing today


Space Business Innovation Centre (SBIC) Noordwijk

Martijn Leinweber
Community Manager ESA BIC Noordwijk
+31 71 2020 307

The 2021 Organisers

Space Business Innovation Centre (SBIC) Noordwijk

SBIC Noordwijk supports space-based startups in any way possible, for every stage of the entrepreneurial journey. We organise workshops, hackathons, competitions, and incubation programmes, and offer business and financial support.


The Netherlands Space Office (NSO)

In addition to serving as the Dutch space industry’s representative in international space organisations like ESA and NASA, NSO forms the central point of contact for the space community within the Netherlands. Moreover, NSO also seeks to educate the general public – and specifically students and teachers – about space (science, applications, and exploration) in an open and innovative manner. Finally, NSO invests in programmes that foster the commercial market for applications based on the utilisation of space data.

The 2021 Partners

ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Noordwijk

ESA BIC Noordwijk is the oldest business incubation centre of ESA’s pan-European network, and is part of ESA Space Solutions. In two years, entrepreneurs in the programme will build their space-based business and bring it to market. It has a unique location near ESTEC, the research and development facility of the European Space Agency. ESA BIC Noordwijk is managed by the Space Business Innovation Centre Noordwijk (SBIC Noordwijk).

Netherlands Space Society

Netherlands Space Society (NVR)

The Netherlands Space Society (NVR) is a vibrant and modern community that connects space professionals, future space professionals and enthusiasts, and promotes space in the Netherlands.

For more than 65 years, NVR has been an advocate and representative of the innovative Dutch space sector.

anwb Noordwijk


The Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB serves the interests of its members in mobility, among others. By doing so, it contributes to a more sustainable society in the Netherlands.


Rabobank Bollenstreek

Rabobank is the local bank for the Bollenstreek economical area in the Netherlands.


Regular tax advice is included in all subscriptions, including at least 2 meetings a year, tailor-made year-end tax tips and an independent tax check for your annual accounts and/or tax returns. Zuits provides Innovative Tax Solutions That Fit!


HE Space

HE Space specialises in personnel recruitment with an exclusive focus on the space sector. It has concentrated its activities on supplying space experts to ESA, to EUMETSAT and to the European space industry.

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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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