Space Awards

at European Space Week 2020

Join the Space Awards 2020 and the Space Pitches – THE highlights of Europe’s major space competitions for Galileo and Copernicus!

As a festive highlight of the European Space Week 2020, held under the auspices of the German Presidency of the Council of the EU, more than 50 prizes will be awarded to pioneering space entrepreneurs on Tuesday, 8 December 2020. Experience outstanding innovation in Earth observation and satellite navigation live from anywhere on Earth!

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The Space Awards are the culmination of the annual competition year for the Galileo Masters and the Copernicus Masters. As the organiser of both competitions, AZO is bringing together leading institutions, forward-thinking industries, thriving start-ups, and award-winning entrepreneurs in Europe’s space community for the 17th time.

The top entrepreneurs tackling global challenges with Galileo and Copernicus will be honoured with awards by renowned speakers from the most relevant space stakeholders. Prizes will be presented by high-ranking representatives from the European Commission (EC), the European GNSS Agency (GSA), the European Space Agency (ESA), the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), Planet, BayWa AG, Airbus, and sobloo.

Why Join

Discover the top European entrepreneurs tackling global challenges with Galileo and Copernicus

Get inspired by renowned speakers from AZO’s competition partners

Be part of the festive highlight of the European Space Week 2020

Watch for the first time from everywhere on Earth!


In the frame of the Eurpean Space Week, two major events will take place: the Space Pitches and the festive Space Awards.

First, we will present our rising stars – all the national Galileo and Copernicus prize winners – in the Space Pitches. Following the success of our effort to go national with Copernicus Masters this year, this brand-new event will give the floor to the 2020’s best innovators. You will have the exclusive opportunity to meet this year’s national winners and watch them introduce their ideas. 

In the evening, the Space Awards will be awarded for the 17th time. High-ranking speakers from the world-class competition partners of the Galileo Masters and Copernicus Masters will honour the most visionary ideas in a special premiere: For the first time in the history of the competitions, the Awards will be held online – for everyone around the globe to join us in celebrating the winners.

Both events will take place as part of European Space Week 2020 – Europe’s biggest event in the space sector. To foster a discussion of the future of space applications and innovation, the event will bring together the space community, non-space innovators, entrepreneurs, and the digital community. European Space Week 2020 is being organised by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) under the auspices of the German Presidency of the Council of the EU, in partnership with the European Commission.

More information will follow soon. To stay updated about the December space highlights join our mailing list!


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