Galileo Prize Portugal

Rewards 2021

Value Creation Coaching

Coaching on value creation and business model development in line with the VCW methodology

Business Training

Scholarship covering half the tuition fees of the Space for Business programme at the Nova School of Business Education

Web Summit Invitation

Invitation to participate in Web Summit Lisbon 2022, the world’s biggest summit in digital technologies

ESA BIC Portugal

Invitation to apply to ESA BIC Portugal, including related guidance. The funding is subject to application approval from the TEB

Support for Early Stages and Start-ups

Dedicated training on pitching to investors, finance and investment, and intellectual property

Participation in the Space Awards

Invitation for two people to attend the Galileo Masters Awards Ceremony

Technical Support and Networking

Technical support sessions on GNSS and networking

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

Portugal – Where Start-ups Grow

Portugal is the home of many disruptive digital start-ups that are transforming our society and integrating satellite data into their solutions.

Space Incubator Network

Portugal’s space incubators within the ESA BIC network include 15 excellent centres to choose from all across the country.

Excellent Partners

The knowledge, networks, and experience of IPN, Nova SBE, VCW, and the AIR Centre will provide the tools you need to mature and expand your idea.

Amazing Place to Live

Portugal’s climate, lifestyle, culture, and professional environment make it one of the best places to live anywhere in the world.


Portugal Space

Joan Alabart
Industrial Relations and Projects Officer / Space Exploration, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
+351 912 059 965

The 2021 Organiser

Portuguese Space Agency – Portugal Space
Portugal Space is an organisation that was created by the Portuguese government to implement the National Strategy for Space (Portugal Space 2030). The agency’s primary purpose is to promote and strengthen the country’s space sector – including the corresponding ecosystem and value chain – to the benefit of society and the economy in Portugal and the rest of the world by acting as a business and development unit for research entities and companies. In addition to coordinating the country’s participation in ESA, ESO, EST, and the SKA Organization, Portugal Space is a national representative to the European Commission for matters related to space – including the European Union Space Program and Horizon Europe – and has a seat on the board of the GSA (which is to become the EUSPA).

The 2021 Partners

Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN)

Instituto Pedro Nunes
Created in 1991 through a University of Coimbra initiative, Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN) is a private non-profit organisation which promotes innovation and the transfer of technology in order to establish connections between scientific and technological environments and the production sector. In the space sector, IPN is the coordinator of ESA Space Solutions Portugal and has wide-ranging experience in initiatives related to entrepreneurship and innovation at the level of both ESA and the European Commission.

Nova SBE
Boasting a history that dates back over 40 years, the Nova School of Business and Economics is the top education institution in Portugal for business, finance, and economics. This is the result of its demanding and rigorous approach to education and research, its internationalisation efforts, and its bold and vanguardist culture.

The Value Creation Wheel Lab at Nova SBE has wide-ranging experience in working with different types of organisations, from start-ups to large corporations and on through to NGOs and other entities. The lab also has experience in the space domain and is currently participating in two H2020 projects. The VCW Lab promotes the VCW method used by many organisations to innovate and take decisions in overcoming specific challenges.

AIR Centre
The Atlantic International Research Centre is an international collaborative organisation that promotes an integrative approach to space, climates, energy, and the ocean environment in the Atlantic. The AIR Centre is driven by emerging technological innovations and advances in data science and supports such efforts itself.

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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