Idea of the Year

Every innovation and new business begins with an idea. The new Galileo Masters 2019 class “Idea of the Year” aimed to encourage innovative solutions for the use of GNSS in any application field and help turn ideas into reality.

What we look for

Do you have a new business idea based on GNSS? Do you aim to develop your idea into a commercial solution but have not started to implement it yet? Then the “Idea of the Year” is the right prize class for you!

EGNOS and Galileo are ready to use and market uptake is progressing fast. Yet there is still great potential for innovative solutions where location plays a key role in many market segments. Powered by GSA, the Galileo Masters 2019 “Idea of the Year” class is looking for breakthrough solutions that focus on using EGNSS and Galileo in any application field.

Take the opportunity to become the Galileo Masters “Idea of the Year” champion to promote your idea and gain access to a leading global business network, which can help you to implement your idea.

If you have already started developing your business idea as a startup, go to the “Startup of the Year” class.


Cash Prize

Cash Prize

EUR 15,000



Award trophy
Promotion of your idea
Access to stakeholders and an international business network


You are eligible for this prize class if your idea meets the following criteria:



  • GNSS-related business idea
  • Development status of your idea: you have not yet started to implement your idea

Target Groups

  • Individuals (e.g. students, scientists, employees)
  • Teams (from universities, research institutes, public institutions, companies)
  • Universities, research institutes, public institutions, companies of all sizes

About the gsa

The European GNSS Agency (GSA), a European Union agency, is working with the European Commission on a range of activities aimed at helping European entrepreneurs and businesses – especially high-tech small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), research institutes and related networks – build their applications using the positioning, navigation and timing data delivered by Galileo and EGNOS.



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Ines Kühnert

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