Baden-Württemberg / Germany Challenge

PRIZE 2018

The 2018 prize description will follow soon. In 2017, the winning team of the Baden-Württemberg Regional Prize received:

  • A total cash prize of EUR 1,600 (the winner will receive EUR 1,000, the first runner-up EUR 600 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
  • Winners and runners-up will be invited to apply for admission to one of the European Space Agency Business Incubation Centres (ESA BICs) across Europe , which provide startups with financial and technical support
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for the ESNC Awards Ceremony 2017
  • 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


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  • 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 European Satellite Navigation Competition. Doing so gives its citizens the chance to both take on technical challenges and establish international contacts.

    Find out more about the region at

  • Regional Organiser

    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 - Baden-Württemberg Connected e.V.

    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.

    EurA AG

    Founded in 1999, EurA AG is one of Germany's leading innovation consultancies.

    EurA AG has made a name for itself as an innovation consultancy offering its services throughout Germany. Their clients are mainly companies of all sizes from a wide range of industries. In terms of industries their focus is on automotive, machine and plant manufacturing, aviation and aerospace, industrial automation, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, information and communication technologies, nano and biotechnology, cleantech, new materials, medical and healthcare sectors, and sensor and testing technologies.


    SpaceStarters is the crowd investing platform for space-based innovations.

    SpaceStarters unites expertise in venture capital business with profound market knowledge and enables investors to participate directly in the success of promising companies.

  • 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