BMVI

PRS Applications - Reliable Services for a Secure Digital Society

The specific focus was on innovative solutions that make use of the Galileo PRS time signal, which is key for critical infrastructure such as power grids and telecommunication networks as well as the functioning of the global financial system.

Challenge

Space-based position, navigation and timing (PNT) signals have become critical to everyday life in modern digital societies. Almost every economic sector relies on them.

Galileo ensures the EU’s sovereign and reliable access to the key technology of satellite navigation. Its Public Regulated Service (PRS) is the first encrypted, robust navigation signal also available to government authorised civil users, for example police forces, critical infrastructure and others under the “security umbrella”. The PRS assures continuous availability even when access to other services may be denied.

Consequently, the Galileo PRS opens up a distinct innovation potential for improving security in the digital society.

In order to unleash this potential, the Galileo Competent PRS Authority (CPA) of Germany in the Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) awards the PRS Special Prize.

In general, the PRS Special Prize looks for pioneering and inspiring ideas that make use of Galileo PRS in the following areas:

  • Robust PNT applications for police forces, customs and frontier defence, emergency services
  • Robust PNT applications for critical infrastructure

As last year, the specific focus is on innovative solutions that make use of the Galileo PRS time signal, which is key for critical infrastructure such as power grids and telecommunication networks as well as the functioning of the global financial system.

Prizes

Support Voucher

Support Voucher

The winner/winning team will receive a voucher for EUR 5,000 to support the further development of the idea.

Funding Opportunity

Funding Opportunity

The winner/winning team will also be given the prospect of comprehensive funding in the national support programme for Galileo PRS.

E-GNSS Accelerator Support

E-GNSS Accelerator Support

Chance to win one of three tailored E-GNSS Accelerator incubation prizes worth EUR 62,000 and an E-GNSS Accelerator crowdfunding prize worth EUR 35,000 (if eligible)
Extra Prize Money
An extra EUR 10,000 cash prize will be
allocated if your idea gets selected as
Galileo Masters 2019 Overall Winner
Overall Winner Only

Criteria

The proposed PRS application will be carefully assessed as to the respective balance between security, user needs, and innovation potential, and ranked based on the following criteria:

Relevance for Galileo PRS and security

Degree of innovation

Practical feasibility

Maturity of the idea

About BMVI

The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is one of the “Space Ministries” of the German government that is in charge of EU’s flagship programmes Galileo and Copernicus.

The Competent PRS Authority (CPA), the central national security entity in relation to PRS, is established within BMVI.

Germany hosts one of the leading space and PRS industries in the EU.

BMVI

Contact

Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI)
Division DG 23, Telematics in Transport / Competent PRS Authority

team@galileo-masters.eu
www.bmvi.de

Kai Herrmann

+49 30 18300 6233

Lukas Schmid

+49 30 18300 6234