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Galileo Prize Austria

Rewards 2020

Winning team

Cash Prize

EUR 6,500 cash prize for the winner, EUR 1,000 for 1st runner-up, EUR 500 for 2nd runner-up



Technical and business support by experts from the space domain



Mentoring programme with experts from science and business


Business Model

Evaluation and development of the winner’s business model


ESA BIC Austria

Fast-tracked access to ESA BIC Austria 2-year programme offered for a period of two months at the ESA BIC in Graz (additional EUR 50,000 if eligible)

Travel on Airplane

Awards Ceremony

The winner will benefit from a free trip to the Awards Ceremony 2020

Extra EUR 10,000 Cash Prize if your concept gets selected as Galileo Masters 2020 Overall Winner
Additional Prize
Chance to win one of six tailored Galileo Incubation prizes worth up to EUR 62,000 each
Additional Prize

Galileo Prize Partner Benefits


Global Network

Access to a global network of cooperation partners, customers and investors


In networking between innovators, investors and funding agencies

Space Technologies

Space technologies ranging from telecommunications, transport, and security to environmental and climate research are a key point of interest


Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)​

Matthias Schreitl

Main area of expertise: Galileo Contact Point Austria, Expert Navigation

Matthias Schreitl - FFG


Description of the 2020 Organiser

Austria Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is the national funding institution for applied research and development in Austria and offers a comprehensive range of services for enterprises, research institutions and researchers. FFG’s Aeronautics and Space Agency connects these entities with the international aerospace world. It implements Austria’s aerospace policy, and represents the country at international aerospace committees, including ESA. The Austrian Space Applications Programme (ASAP), meanwhile, funds research on space science, technology, and applications. Finally, as the central interface between Austrian interests and European programmes, FFG’s Galileo contact point supports Austria’s competencies in the field of satellite navigation and interacts with the GNSS community.

Description of the 2020 Partners


Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology

The Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility Innovation and Technology (BMK) provides a general framework for infrastructure from rail to road, water and air to telecommunications and technology development in Austria. Austrian space activities (ESA, EU, EUMETSAT and the national space programme ASAP) are under the jurisdiction of the BMK and are implemented by the Aeronautics and Space Agency of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency, FFG.

Science Park Graz

Science Park Graz

Science Park Graz is the reference business incubator of the Austrian AplusB startup network and the manager of the ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Austria. Since 2002, Science Park Graz has been the driving force for the development of successful startups from the academic world. Additionally, it is a key partner for 200 startups and entrepreneurial projects in Graz, Styria and beyond, providing access to business and technical networks, coaching, funding and office accommodation.

ESA BIC Austria

ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Austria

The ESA BIC Austria is the place for entrepreneurs from research centres, universities, space and non-space business seeking to realise their innovative ideas and transfer technologies from space (e.g. navigation, telecommunications, satellite data) to other areas of the economy (e.g. logistics, health, tourism, environment, energy). ESA BIC Austria provides innovative business ventures with a EUR 50,000 grant for prototyping and IPR, business and technical support as well as full immersion into the ESA BIC network of more than 700 space-related startups.

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