European Satellite Navigation Competition 2016
European Satellite Navigation Competition is the largest ideas contest that annually awards the best services, products, or business innovations using SATELLITE NAVIGATION IN EVERYDAY LIFE. The competition serves as a Europe-wide support mechanism for entrepreneurs, start-ups, SMEs, students, researchers, individuals that and all participants to get their business off the ground. The competition comprises the largest innovation network in satellite navigation with support from more than 130 key GNSS stakeholders and regional partners as well as the largest space-related incubation network. It has already awarded prizes to more than 270 winners over the years, which represent just a fraction of the nearly 3,500 innovative concepts submitted by over 10,000 total participants. Everyone with a brilliant idea is welcome to join and submit their entries from 1 April – 30 June 2016 at: www.esnc.eu
Cooperation with unique space stakeholders offered
Participants can sign up for one of the attractive Special Prizes to implement and test their idea with key GNSS stakeholders. In 2016 the topic dedicated prizes will be awarded by the European Space Agency (ESA), the German Aerospace Center (DLR), and the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), and BELS. Contestants can also participate in the University Challenge or in the GNSS Living Lab Prize.
Dedicated support of national stakeholders to launch ideas
Participant can also apply for a regional challenge and get dedicated support from regional partners. Partner regions 2016 are: Asia, Austria, Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Czech Republic, Flanders, France, Galicia, Hesse, Ireland, Israel, Lithuania, Madrid, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the Valencian Community. More to follow soon.
Over 25 prizes worth 1 Million Euro are waiting to be won
The manifold prizes largely support entrepreneurs to launch their business idea within the world’s leading satellite navigation network. Participants can benefit from dedicated services such as cash prizes, consulting services, coaching, patent consulting, prototype development, incubation, access to experts and much more.
As satellite Navigation technologies open the door to myriad applications, submissions are welcome in any relevant application using positioning data.