Austria Challenge

PRIZE 2017

 

The regional winner of Austria will be provided with a support package that includes the following components:

  • A EUR 4,000 cash prize
  • Business consulting and dedicated coaching provided in Austria (worth approximately EUR 4,000)
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for the ESNC 2017 Awards Ceremony (max. budget EUR 1,167)

The 1st runner up will receive:

  • A EUR 2,500 cash prize
  • Business consulting and dedicated coaching provided in Austria (worth approximately EUR 2,500)

The 2nd runner up will receive:

  • A EUR 1,500 cash prize
  • Business consulting and dedicated coaching provided in Austria (worth approximately EUR 1,000)

The winner and runner ups will be invited to apply for admission to the European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC) Austria, which provides startups with financial and technical support. Upon successful approval, they will be eligible for an additional EUR 50,000 in incentive funding from ESA and local partners.

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PARTNERS

  • Region
    Austria

    No matter if the valley is deep and the mountain high: Austria and satellite navigation – jointly promoting space-based innovation.

    Austria is a small, landlocked country of roughly 8.47 million people in Central Europe. Austria has a well-developed social market economy and a high standard of living. Over the last 10 years, Austria’s investments in research, technology, and innovation – the driving forces behind sustainable increases in the performance and competitive potential of any society – have led to above-average growth. This positive trend can in turn be attributed to an increase in R&D spending. For Austria, space technologies ranging from telecommunications, transport, and security to environmental and climate research are a key point of interest. The benefits the country enjoys as a result are not only scientific, but also economic in nature: Austrian companies are successful international players supplying top technologies for infrastructure and application development solutions.

  • Regional Organiser
    Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

    The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is the national funding institution for applied research and development in Austria and offers a comprehensive range of services for enterprises, research institutions and researchers.

    It’s Aeronautics and Space Agency connects such entities with the international aerospace world, implements Austria’s aerospace policy, and represents the country at international aerospace committees – including ESA. Austria’s ASAP programme, meanwhile, funds research on space science, technology, and applications. Finally, as the central interface between Austrian interests and European programmes, FFG’s Galileo contact point supports Austria’s competencies in the field of satellite navigation and interacts with the GNSS community.

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    Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

    The Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit) provides a general framework for infrastructure from rail to road, water and air to telecommunications and technology development in Austria.

    Austrian space activities (ESA, EU, EUMETSAT and the national space programme ASAP) are under the jurisdiction of the bmvit and are implemented by the Aeronautics and Space Agency of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency, FFG.

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    ESA BIC Austria

    Get your business off the ground!

    The ESA Business Incubation Centre in Austria (ESA BIC Austria) is the place for entrepreneurs from research centres, universities, space and non-space business seeking to realise their innovative ideas and transfer technologies from space (e.g. GNSS, telecommunications, satellite data) to other areas of the economy (e.g. logistics, health, tourism, environment, energy). ESA BIC Austria provides innovative business ventures with a EUR 50,000 grant for prototype and IPR, business and technical support as well as a full immersion into the ESA BIC network of more than 400 space-related startups! Join us at www.esa-bic.at!

  • 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.

CONTACT

Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
Ms Elisabeth Fischer
austria@azo-space.com
www.ffg.at/en