Develop the next-gen IoT product

Point.IoT is an exciting new programme designed to empower innovation using Galileo and IoT technologies. Each year, ten teams of ambitious entrepreneurs based in Europe have the chance to roll up their sleeves and tackle relevant industry challenges while showcasing the use of European positioning technologies in IoT. The programme kicks off with a two-day action-packed bootcamp where teams learn essential tools for their work ahead. They’ll then return home for a three-month virtual sprint and receive one-on-one coaching from industry experts to ensure their solutions are both technically robust and strategically positioned for market success. The programme ends with a demo day and investor event when the most talented team will be awarded a grand cash prize of €20,000 – and maybe their first corporate customer!

Applications to the 2021 edition are closed.

  • 10 promising teams
  • 2-day virtual bootcamp
  • 3-month virtual sprint
  • €20,000 cash prize

Bringing satellite positioning to IoT

IoT is all around us, infused into our everyday lives through constant connectivity. Our physical and virtual worlds are coming ever closer with the multitude of devices we use to improve our health, increase productivity, and make our lives easier. So many of our personal and business activities take place on the move and require our devices to pinpoint and track location. That’s where satellite navigation comes in. The European system known as Galileo brings accuracy, reliability, and authentication benefits to IoT devices especially in urban environments. This growing market is rich with opportunity for entrepreneurs to innovate and solve real challenges faced by business and society today.

Discover Galileo, the European satellite navigation system

Galileo is Europe’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). It provides positioning, navigation and timing information to users under a civilian controlled programme. While it’s completely autonomous, Galileo is also interoperable with GPS and GLONASS, allowing for enhanced accuracy, availability and faster time-to-first-fix. The Galileo system currently includes 28 satellites, and its performance will gradually improve as additional satellites are added to the constellation. Galileo will play a key role in IoT, providing advanced positioning, velocity and timing information required by the ever-growing number of connected devices, particularly in urban environments.

Who can apply

Wondering if you’re a good fit? We value participants with diverse profiles and encourage you to apply if you fall into one of the following categories:

  • Start-ups


    Already working on an IoT solution that uses Galileo? If it fits within our industry challenge, show us what you’ve got!

  • Researchers and Students

    Researchers or Students

    Studying one of these technologies? The time is now to bring your ideas to life!

  • Entrepreneurs


    Have a commercial IoT solution in mind? Tell us how you’d integrate Galileo to solve our challenge!

  • Hardware / Software Developers

    Hardware / Software Developers

    Knowledgeable in IoT and Galileo technologies? Put your skills to the test!

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