Galileo Masters

31 July 2019 (All day)
Type of available opportunity: 
Prizes & competitions
Status of the opportunity: 
GNSS segment: 


The Galileo Masters, formerly known as the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC), is an international competition for projects with innovative ideas focused on the exploitation of the Global Satellite Navigation Systems (GNSS). Since 2004, the competition has been organized by Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO).

Regional challenges are hosted by local partners from all over the world and Special prizes are awarded by a broad range of GNSS stakeholders. The overall winner is selected among all the regional and special prize winners by an international panel of experts. The prize pool of the competition is worth a total about 1 million EUR, which includes business incubation, patent consulting, testing and marketing support, access to customer markets, and cash prizes.

To learn more about the GSA special prize, please follow this link.



GNSS is an enabling technology used in many different market segments. The European GNSS Agency promotes the development of applications that create demand for EGNOS and Galileo while providing economic and social benefits. Now it is time to fully exploit the potential of applications based on EGNSS. We are looking for innovative ideas for satellite navigation applications that will also reply to the users’ requirements. We will rank the ideas based on the following criteria:

  • Technical / operational feasibility, maturity of the idea
  • Benefits / market potential
  • Innovation compared to current solutions
  • Usage of EGNSS signals and services
  • Contribution to EGNOS and Galileo adoption
  • Demonstrations/Market trials for technology validation
  • Business potential demonstrated by business model(s)

The winning idea will have the opportunity to develop their project at a suitable incubation centre of their choice within the EU27 for six months, with the option of a six-month extension based on evaluation after the first period (a total value of up to EUR 40,000). In addition, the winning idea will benefit from extensive promotion through the GSA’s channels and at relevant industry events.

How to Apply

Submission starts on 1 April 2020!

In addition to the overall Galileo Masters winner and regional awards, a range of special prizes are also given, including ‘Idea of the Year’ and ‘Start-up of the Year’. Learn more here.

For more information about related events, please go to Featured Events on Galileo Masters website.

Read more:

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2016 Winner for the GSA Special Topic Prize at the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC)  Drones2GNSS takes this year’s GSA Special Prize

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Updated: Mar 20, 2020