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Galileo Prize Catalonia / Spain

Rewards 2020

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Cash Prize

ZBM Patents offers a cash prize of EUR 2,000 plus a complete IP consulting session to discuss the possibilities and best strategies for registering patents, trademarks and/or designs in relation to the project

Argonaut device

Argonaut receiver

Rokubun offers the winner an Argonaut PKK receiver that achieves better than 40 cm accuracy when post-processing with Jason PaaS

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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) offers a free co-working space at Parc UPC Aerospace Castelldefels Campus


Consulting Package

by Movertis consisting of 4 sessions of 1-2 hours each as an assessment in business model, process and team management within technological projects. Additionally, a consulting package by Intelligent Consulting of 12 hours, 15 hours of technical consulting by Levitas R&D aerospace engineers and 25 hours of technological mentoring by BHDynamics.

Training & free Access to OpenApp

Open Cosmos will offer training (1 webinar of 2 hours) and free access to OpenApp for all the participants of the Copernicus Prize Spain/Catalonia


Support Package

KIM provides mentoring, access to different training courses, access to funding, marketing support, patent consulting and free access to Catalonia Open Data HUB to the winner


Simulator & Testbed

CTTC offers a 100-hour package to use CTTC “GEMMA Navigation® Testbed” + “GNSS- IFEN Simulator” and 20 hours of research staff support by CTTC Geomatics Division


Acceleration and Mentoring

Acceleration Programme from Go2Space-Hubs (3 months) with training sessions and mentoring plus/OR 50 hours of mentoring from Astropreneurs mentors and experts. This mentorship will last 3 months.

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Awards Ceremony

Two people from the winning team 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




Big industrial clusters and a strategic sector for Catalonia


Location for the Mobile World Congress, IoT Solutions World Congress, Smart City Expo

ESA BIC Barcelona

First ESA BIC Incubation Centre in Barcelona, Spain


Experienced team in spotting business innovations developed by the Spanish space industry and ESA technologies


Knowledge Innovation Market (KIM)

Mar Fernández


Description of the 2020 Organiser

Knowledge Innovation Market (KIM)

Knowledge Innovation Market (KIM)

KIM is an entity which seeks to align the expectations of industry and research and technological centres to exploit the opportunities of Open Innovation with the aim of stimulating the knowledge economy in Spain. KIM has been collaborating with ESA since 2012, when it was entrusted with the assessment, prioritisation and analysis of the patent portfolio of the Agency with regard to their application in non-space sectors in Spain. In 2016, the European Space Agency (ESA) selected KIM as the new ESA broker in Spain. KIM has the role to detect business innovations developed by the Spanish space industry and ESA technologies in order to market them in the non-space sector.

Description of the 2020 Partners

Generalitat de Catalunya

The Generalitat is the institutional system in which the self-government of Catalonia is organised politically. The main objectives are: Promoting the deployment and integration of digital technologies in all areas of Catalan society. Promoting the digital technologies sector in Catalonia through initiatives aimed at increasing their added value, promoting research, innovation and specialised knowledge and coordinating the promotion policies of the Catalan ICT sector. Promoting the creation and deployment in Catalonia of the digital and electronic communications infrastructures that are suitable for bringing advanced connectivity services and access to digital services to the public, to companies and to public institutions. Preparing and directing the strategic research and innovation programmes regarding advanced digital technologies, promoting and coordinating Government policies and programmes related to the promotion and development of smart cities technologies, massive data technologies (big data) and mobile technologies, among others.


Cambra de Comerç de Barcelona

La Cambra Oficial de Comerç, Indústria, Serveis i Navegació de Barcelona is a public law corporation that provides services to companies, contributing to the regeneration of the economic fabric and the creation of employment, and dedicating itself to its function of representing, promoting and defending the general interests of commerce, industry, services and navigation.

ZBM Patents

Established in 2004, ZBM Patents & Trademarks has a strong team of 25 patent professionals, including qualified European patent attorneys as well as Spanish patent and trademark attorneys, which are trained and experienced in a wide range of areas such as mechanics, electronics, computer technology, pharmacy, chemistry, and biotechnology. This knowledge and experience, together with the personal attention to each client's business needs and interests, allows ZBM to offer the best tailored advice on patent issues.

Associació Catalana d'Enginyers de Telecomunicació

The Catalan Association of Telecommunications Engineers ( is a private entity that has been representing telecommunication engineers in Catalonia since 1992. Since 2015 and following the modification of the statutes, the group has also included electronic engineers and audio-visual media. currently has more than a thousand professional members. supports and promotes the careers of graduates in telecommunications engineering, electronic and audio-visual media. aims at providing basic services to its members: legal advice and work tools for professional development, training, subscription to magazines and technical publications, discounts on products and services, etc.



Rokubun is a solution-oriented company focused on accurate and scalable navigation technologies beyond those based on the classic global navigation satellite system. We aim at providing the premium mass-market with accurate and robust navigation solutions. Rokubun has extensive experience in working with the GNSS European flagship stakeholders ESA and GSA.

Open Cosmos

Open Cosmos provides simple and affordable small satellite missions to help solve the world’s biggest challenges. Open Cosmos removes space access barriers by simplifying space technology, offering a one-stop shop to orbit, reducing time and costs. It offers space mission design and operations software, payload development, test and qualification kits, end-to-end mission development, including satellite manufacturing, payload integration, logistics, launch, mission operations and decommissioning. Through partnerships with organisations like ESA, it offers mission development and testing services to universities and start-ups.

UPC. Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya. BarcelonaTech

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)

Parc UPC, the Science and Technology Park of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), is a highly concentrated knowledge and technology centre whose mission is to return value to society and promote a better quality of life. Parc UPC provides facilities, technological infrastructures and value-added services, all aimed at fostering synergies between research stakeholders and companies and ultimately designed to ensure successful projects and enterprises.

Intelligent Consulting

Making space technologies reach market needs with extensive industry experience in the areas of Earth observation, GNSS applications and smart cities. Providing consultancy services plus education, training and dissemination activities promoting STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) to society.


BHDynamics works hard to give the best support, price and electronic development to companies, research centres and startups dedicated to the creation of disruptive technologies, industry 4.0 and newspace. BHDynamics offers solutions for all needs, from the design to the manufacture of electronic devices based on IoT and embedded systems. It currently actively supports and mentors several companies and startups related to newspace and IoT systems based on satellite communication. BHDynamics is a pioneer in the development of python programmable picosatellites for teaching use in universities and training centres.


Levitas R&D is aimed at developing cost-effective launch vehicles to counter the problem of the miniaturisation of satellite technology. Levitas R&D not only aims to launch satellites but also wants to make sure future innovation and exploration are secured. Levitas R&D would be the first space company which they calling a GREEN SPACE INITIATIVE to not only develop a de-orbiting mechanism for space debris in our orbits but would also be collaborating at an international level to launch all kinds of devices developed or in the research phase to counter this problem.


Movertis is one of the leading companies on the market. It specialises in GPS positioning and mobility solutions, providing transport companies with the necessary technology to analyse in detail any aspect of their fleet or drivers since 2008. Currently, its technology monitors thousands of vehicles throughout Europe and it is used daily by hundreds of companies.

CTTC - Catalonia Regional Partner


The Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC) is a non-profit research institution resulting from a public initiative of the Regional Government of Catalonia. Research activities at the CTTC, both fundamental and applied, mainly focus on technologies related to the physical, data-link and network layers of communication systems, and to the geomatics. CTTC has professional scientific management, a critical mass of researchers and projects, real possibilities for growing and establishing durable links with the industrial and business sectors, and the capacity for leading technological projects, both national and international.



The IEEC (Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya) is a research institute that studies all areas of space and space sciences, including astrophysics, cosmology, planetary science, Earth observation, and space engineering. Its mission is to push the frontiers of space research from the scientific and technological domains for the ultimate benefit of society.



Aistech Space is a global geospatial intelligence company that generates valuable information through data fusion and analytics and is dedicated to helping organisations and companies improve their decision-making processes by providing actionable insight and knowledge concerning their core activities. This vision can only be achieved if relevant data is gathered from anywhere in the world with a high frequency and quality using our own constellation of 120 nanosatellites. By combining the large amount of data gathered by our own network of nanosatellites with other sources and processing them into highly integrated information, the company helps solve relevant problems in diverse areas of society.

UC3M Science Park

UC3M Science Park

UC3M SCIENCE PARK has extensive experience in project management, entrepreneurship supporting activities, technology-based start-up development and spinoff creation. UC3M has been an Incubator Centre of ESA BIC Madrid Region since 2015 (1 of 5 centres in Spain). UC3M SCIENCE PARK leads the project Go2Space-HUBs with the creation of 3 Space HUBs in Coimbra, Madrid and Tallinn. The HUBs have extensive experience in providing support to start-ups and are supported by entities that are experts on access to finance services and technology transfer. Other partners of the Science Park are TECPAR (Polad), Europe Unlimited (Brussels), TEHNOPOL (Estonia), IPN (Portugal) and Madrid Aerospace Cluster (Spain)



Astropreneurs Accelerator is a three-month acceleration programme that includes business and technical mentorship, support to fund your business idea and access to the SPACE Economy “Astropreneurs” network. Through the Astropreneurs Accelerator, participants can benefit from this mentorship and the “space economy network” of investors, industry and supporting agencies to scale their business and better capitalize on target markets and global opportunities. Start-ups can also gain access to Astropreneurs workshops and initiatives aimed at a wider audience.

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