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Galileo Prize Hesse / Germany

Rewards 2020

Winning team

EUR 3,750 Cash Prize

provided by Hessen Trade and Invest/Digitales Hessen with EUR 1,500 and by the European Union with EUR 2,250 plus comprehensive support to help prepare an application for ESA Business Incubation


Coaching & Marketing

The Centre for Satellite Navigation Hesse (cesah) will provide the winner with business coaching and further expert advice.
Also, cesah will promote the winning idea in dedicated marketing activities through its various distribution channels (e.g. website, mailings)

Piggy bank

Funding & Expertise

Access to public funding or VC if needed. Through the involvement of the ESA BIC Darmstadt, located near to the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC), the winner will be able to benefit from the technical expertise of the extensive ESA-related network for satellite navigation applications, precise positioning, and business development

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


Traffic Hubs

The region is characterised by an excellent infrastructure with various traffic hubs for air (Frankfurt Airport) road, rail and Internet.


The region of Hesse is very strong in logistics, IT, automotive, biomedical, optical and production technologies. Hesse is heavily involved in new media technologies; a considerable number of IT/software providers are located in Hesse. What’s more, renowned international organisations are based in Darmstadt, such as the European Space Operations Centre ESA/ESOC.


With its high density of innovative IT companies and its unique infrastructure, Hesse provides high potential for the development of satellite navigation-based applications, services and products.


A highly experienced team supports the development of business ideas and startups in satellite navigation and space applications


Centre for Satellite Navigation Hesse (cesah)​

Donata Pedrazzani

Main area of expertise: Entrepreneurship, Navigation

Donata Pedrazzani


Description of the 2020 Organiser

Centre for Satellite Navigation Hesse (cesah)
cesah, the Centre for Satellite Navigation Hesse, is a competence centre for the application of space technologies such as satellite navigation in Darmstadt. Supported by public and private shareholders, cesah manages the ESA BIC Hesse & Baden-Württemberg and helps entrepreneurs with the technical improvement and realisation of new products. In addition, cesah is the official ‘Technology Broker’ for Germany commissioned by the European Space Agency (ESA). cesah also organises events and runs several EU programmes, one of which is part of Horizon 2020.

Description of the 2020 Partners

Hessen Trade & Invest Digitales Hessen
Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH (HTAI) / Digitales Hessen
Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH (HTAI) is the economic development organisation of the State of Hesse. Its central task is to secure and increase the competitiveness of Hesse as a business and technology location. The HTAI offers a unique strategic combination of technology and innovation promotion, location marketing and investor support, foreign trade as well as advice on EU funding programmes. It is the central point of contact for companies as well as for scientific, political and social institutions. The Digitales Hessen office is part of the digitalisation competence area of HTAI and supports the implementation of the Digital Hessen Strategy.

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