Galileo Prize United Kingdom

Rewards 2021

Cash Prize

A cash prize of £1,500., (EUR 1,700) awarded by GRACE at the University of Nottingham

RIN Membership

Free 1 year membership of the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN), a 1-day ticket to the International Navigation Conference & coverage in Navigation News


Mentoring from industry experts including advice and mentoring in GNSS technology and applications, business mentoring sessions, IP advice and a personal development mentoring session with an expert

Awards Ceremony

Travel Expenses for up to 2 people to visit the International Awards Ceremony (if physically launched)

Pitch Opportunity

The winner will get to pitch their idea to SPRINT gaining access to collaboration opportunities with partner universities.

Collaboration & Promotion

Introductions to incubators, investors, industry collaborators & promotion through speaking slots at workshops and events


Complimentary interview and promotion on the Hyper Connected Futures Network (HCFN) website

GNSS simulator

Access to GRACE facilities including GNSS simulator

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


Possibility for winner and finalists to apply for funding through the regional SPRINT and ESA BIC programmes

Additional funding

If accepted, participants could be eligible for additional funding of between EUR 30,000 to EUR 50,000 from our partners

Meeting point

Meeting point for local and international entrepreneurs an PNT experts


Nottingham is the leading location in the UK for Positioning, Navigation, Timing (PNT) and GNSS technology development


Paul Singh Bhatia

GRACE – University of Nottingham

Paul Singh Bhatia
Geospatial technology exploitation

+44 7825 753940

The 2021 Organiser

GRACE / University of Nottingham
GRACE (Geospatial Research and Applications Centre of Excellence) has been assisting individuals, organizations, businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs to take advantage of satellite navigation, positioning, location based and Geospatial technologies since 2008. It is part of the world-renowned Nottingham Geospatial Institute based at the University of Nottingham which is a pioneering university that provides an exceptional research-led education and an outstanding student experience through global campuses based in the UK, Malaysia and China.

The 2021 Partners

Spirent Communications
Spirent’s Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) business is the trusted partner of the world’s leading global navigation satellite system (GNSS) and other PNT developers, delivering maximum performance without compromise through dedicated test solutions. Whether our customers are looking for robustness in the face of interference, or improved performance in challenging environments, Spirent’s flexible solutions enable them to assure the accuracy, integrity, continuity and reliability their customers demand.


The £5 million SPRINT programme provides unprecedented access to university space expertise and facilities to help businesses develop products and services. It is delivered by a core consortium of five of the UK’s leading space universities, led by the University of Leicester and including the University of Edinburgh, The Open University, University of Southampton and University of Surrey.

Royal Institute of Naviation (RIN)

Royal Institute of Navigation
The Royal Institute of Navigation’s vision is to be an inclusive group of diverse disciplines working together for a more navigable world.Navigation and timing are critical to the world we all inhabit. We believe that the work of the wider navigation community enables societal benefit including support to national grand challenges and also the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. To achieve this requires collaboration and understanding across science, technology and practice.
The Royal Institute of Navigation is also a professional body, offering mentoring and advice to support members interested in gaining professional engineering registration (CEng, IEng, EngTech).

GMV NSL Limited is the U.K. aerospace company belonging to the Spanish technology multinational GMV. Currently employing approximately 80 staff, GMV NSL was formed following the acquisition of Nottingham Scientific Limited (NSL) by GMV and subsequent merger of NSL with GMV’s pre-existing UK entity, GMV Innovating Solutions Limited. GMV is a privately owned technological enterprise group with an international presence. Founded in 1984, and today with more than 1800 employees, GMV mainly operates in eight large sectors for both public and private organisations, namely Aeronautics,  Space, Defence, Health, Security,  Transportation,  Telecommunications and IT.

Hyper Connected Futures Network (HCFN)

HCFN provides a forum to engage, collaborate and connect to new suppliers, clients and partners. The hyper connected future is becoming a reality for all of us. It is a future of ubiquity and inclusivity where everything is connected and where things that need to communicate, can communicate. Our mission is to a build a global business network to create a hyperconnected future that supports the development of inclusive connected communities.

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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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