Baden-Württemberg / Germany Challenge

PRIZE 2018

The winning team of the Baden-Württemberg Regional Prize will receive:

  • A total cash prize of EUR 1,600 (the winner will receive EUR 1,000, the first runner-up EUR 400 and the second runner-up EUR 200)  awarded by the Ministry of Economics of Baden-Württemberg
  • Two years of rent-free office space at Technologiepark Tübingen-Reutlingen (TTR) for the winner sponsored by TTR
  • Various marketing activities including a video clip, business coaching, and other expert advice through the twelve Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Baden-Württemberg for the winner
  • Access to experts and public funding or venture capital
  • Business lunch with an expert: winners and runners-up can select an expert to whom they can present their business idea and concept
  • All regional participants who intend to see their ideas through will receive valuable support in marketing, financing, and safeguarding their intellectual property
  • Access to tailored E-GNSS Accelerator business support worth EUR 62,000 (if eligible)
  • An extra EUR 10,000 cash prize if your idea gets selected as Galileo Masters 2018 Overall Winner

Furthermore, the winner and finalists will be invited to apply for the ESA BIC Hessen & Baden-Württemberg with sites in Reutlingen and Friedrichshafen/Immenstaad, providing startups with technical and financial support. Upon successful approval, incubatees will be eligible for an additional funding of EUR 50,000 from ESA and local partners.


  • Region

    Baden-Württemberg is a federal state home to some 11 million inhabitants in southwestern Germany. It is famous for its tourist highlights, such as the Black Forest and Lake Constance; its universities in Heidelberg, Freiburg, Karlsruhe, Constance, Stuttgart, Ulm, and Tübingen; as well as the companies Daimler, Porsche, SAP, and Bosch.

    The state is also known for its great writers Friedrich Schiller (“Wilhelm Tell”) in particular – and its people are known as “Tüftler”, which indicates a great enthusiasm for technical problems and their solutions. Thanks to this open-minded spirit, Baden-Württemberg is ideally positioned to participate in the Galileo Masters. Doing so gives its citizens the chance to both take on technical challenges and establish international contacts.

  • Regional Organiser
    Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICC - IHK)

    IHK Baden-Württemberg: The twelve Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Baden-Württemberg represent the interests of around 607,000 companies and provide services to the region's economy.

    As public legal bodies, they also regulate state duties and act as expert partners and advisors to ministries, courts, and authorities in economic matters.

    Find out more about the Chambers of Commerce and Industry at

  •  Regional Partners

    Bwcon is an association which pursues the goal of supporting the crucial technologies and markets for industry and society.

    With its leading economic initiative, bwcon serves as a platform for developers, users and investors, and promotes the high-tech position in Baden-Württemberg with a main emphasis on mobility, production, health and energy.

    Technologiepark Tübingen-Reutlingen (TTR)

    There's a place where priorities only ever shift one way: your way. Moving from a brilliant idea to a successful product is not just labour-intensive; it also takes time.

    The aim of Technologiepark Tübingen- Reutlingen (TTR) is to speed up the go-to-market process by creating an environment where turning ideas into marketable products is easier and faster than ever.

    GeoNet.MRN (Netzwerk Geoinformation der Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar e.V.)

    The GeoNet.MRN network is a non-profit organisation in the field of geoinformation.

    The GeoNet.MRN network is a non-profit organisation in the field of  geoinformation (location-based information and digital data science combined). The network aims to support networks and match up professionals and decision makers in this area to foster an interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge to raise the public awareness about the importance of geoinformation. This is intended to contribute to an optimised and increasing access of geoinformation data as well as to the responsible use of this data, benefitting society as a whole.

  • E-GNSS Accelerator Partner
    European Commission

    The prize pool is co-financed by the European Commission’s DG Grow. The aim of the “E-GNSS Accelerator” is to foster the market uptake of Galileo/EGNOS and high technologies in EU28, the EEA and ENP countries.

    The prize pool is co-financed by the European Commission’s DG Grow. The aim of the “E-GNSS Accelerator” is to foster the market uptake of Galileo/EGNOS and high technologies in EU28, the EEA and ENP countries.


IHK Reutlingen
Dr Stefan Engelhard
+49 (0) 71 21201119