Entrepreneurship Day to showcase the most innovative Galileo-based solutions

Published: 
27 January 2021
Putting cutting-edge Galileo-based solutions in the spotlight.
Putting cutting-edge Galileo-based solutions in the spotlight.

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is hosting a virtual Entrepreneurship Day on 2 March to showcase the most innovative Galileo-based solutions delivering cutting-edge services across a range of application areas. At the event, the finalists of MyGalileoSolution and MyGalileoDrone competitions will pitch in front of investors and venture capitalists, demonstrating novel drone solutions, enhanced human and Internet of Things ideas and innovative mobile applications. Interested in inspirational start-up pitches? Register here.

GNSS is driving innovation and supporting new and disruptive technologies in a wide range of sectors. Start-ups have been particularly enthusiastic in embracing the potential offered by the EU Space Programme to develop new applications and services, as can be seen from the entries in the #MyGalileoDrone and #MyGalileoSolution competitions, organised by the GSA.

Space for EU priorities

Entrepreneurship Day will present some of the most innovative projects from these competitions. The half-day event, which will take place online, will bring together investors, accelerators, the start-up community, tech influencers, GNSS innovators and everybody interested in space to hear from around 80 EU start-ups about how their Galileo-based innovations, developed with support from the GSA, are meeting important societal challenges and supporting the EU strategic agenda. 

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In particular, teams from MyGalileoDrone selected to participate include solutions that support EU priorities like the European Green Deal, Europe’s digital strategy, resilience and recovery, and promoting the European way of life. The MyGalileoSolution ideas also address strategic challenges, such as crisis and emergency response, smart transport, digitalisation and cybersecurity.

Competition winners to be announced

The event will culminate with the announcement of the winners of the MyGalileoDrone and MyGalileoSolution competitions. At the online awards ceremony, the six MyGalileoSolution finalists will receive awards ranging from EUR 15,000 to EUR 60,000, while the four MyGalileoDrone finalists will share a prize pot of EUR 230,000, with prizes ranging from EUR 30,000 to EUR 100,000.

Make sure to attend, to get inspiration from the worthy winners and from the other participating start-ups, and learn which MyGalileo start-up is most highly rated by the investor network.  If you are interested in space and want to learn how space-based innovations are responding to current and future challenges, then Entrepreneurship Day is a not-to-be-missed event. For more information, click here

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Updated: Jan 27, 2021