Space Awards and Space Pitches 2021

Presenting Europe’s top entrepreneurs from the global space innovation competitions Copernicus Masters and Galileo Masters on 14 December, 2021

Join the Space Awards and the Space Pitches 2021– Presenting Europe’s top entrepreneurs from the global space innovation competitions Copernicus Masters and Galileo Masters!

2021 was an exceptional year for Europe’s race into space: The launch of the new regulation for the EU space programme will improve the capacities of Copernicus and Galileo, simplify legal frameworks and foster new opportunities. Marking this milestone for the European space sector, the Space Awards and the Space Pitches will honour the most innovative pioneering space entrepreneurs of 2021. More than 35 prizes will be awarded and the ceremony broadcast live. Be part of this experience and discover cutting-edge solutions using Earth observation and satellite navigation data – from anywhere on the planet!

Join the Space Day 2021!


Mark your calendar: December 14, 2021, online​

The Space Awards are the culmination of the annual competition year for the Copernicus Masters and the Galileo 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 18th time.

The top entrepreneurs tackling global challenges with Copernicus and Galileo will be honoured with prizes by renowned speakers from the most relevant space stakeholders. Awards will be presented by high-ranking representatives from the European Commission (COM), the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA), the European Space Agency (ESA), the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), Planet, BayWa AG, Airbus, UP42 and Portugal Space.

Why join?

Discover how European entrepreneurs are tackling global challenges with Copernicus and Galileo

Gain key insights from acclaimed speakers from AZO’s competition partners

Enjoy convenient access from anywhere

Join a European community dedicated to space and innovation!


The 2021 Space Day on December 14th will incorporate two major highlights of the annual cycle of space innovation competitions: the Space Pitches and the festive Space Awards.

During the Space Pitches, we will present our rising stars – all the national and regional Copernicus and Galileo Prize winners, giving the floor to 2021’s best innovators.

Meanwhile, the Space Awards will be awarded for the 18th time. High-ranking speakers from the world-class competition partners of the Copernicus Masters and Galileo Masters will honour the most visionary solutions.

Don’t miss this highlight event! Save your free spot now and register to our live stream.


Would you like to attend the Space Day 2021?

Registrations are open! Secure your spot and join the space highlights coming to you on 14th of December!


The Space Day will take place on December 14, 2021. More details coming soon.

Please note that this event will take place online.

Partners 2021

organised by

Copernicus Masters

upon the initiative of

Copernicus Masters Challenge Partners

Copernicus Prizes
Powered by the European Commission (COM)
European Commission

Galileo Masters

with the support of
Galileo Masters Challenge Partners

Galileo Prizes
Powered by the European Commission (COM)

European Commission

Review 2020

Watch the video recording from our Awards Ceremony and the Space Pitches 2020.

Space Awards of the Galileo Master & Copernicus Masters

Space Pitches

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Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO)

Ines Kühnert
Head of Galileo & Copernicus Competitions
+49 8105 77277-19