Space Pitches and Space Awards 2021

 Space Pitches and Space Awards 2021

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

Copernicus 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!

Space Awards

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, 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.


The 2021 Space Day on 14 December 2021 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.

All details and registration

You can find all information about this event, and the link for FREE registration at the Copernicus Masters event page here.

Remco Timmermans

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