Galileo Masters seeking partners for future GNSS innovations

Galileo Masters seeking partners for future GNSS innovations

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France: From the mobile phone in your hand to the drone in the air, from the connected car of tomorrow to the connected devices that make up the Internet of Things – behind all these applications is Galileo, Europe’s very own Global Satellite Navigation System. Since going live in 2016, users around the world are being guided using the positioning, navigation and timing information provided by Galileo’s satellite constellation.

The additional accuracy and availability provided by Galileo enable a range of new applications and services. Now is the time to take advantage of the many innovative opportunities that only Galileo makes possible, and one of the ways to do so is joining the European Satellite Navigation Competition.

The European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) is an opportunity to transform your idea into a commercial solution. On a mission to spur the development of market-driven applications, the annual competition awards the best services, products and business ideas using satellite navigation – and Galileo in particular – in everyday life. Since its launch in 2004, over 11,500 people from 90 countries have participated in the ESNC, each of whom have been competing for a piece of the EUR 1 million prize pool.

A unique opportunity

Do you want to be at the forefront in innovation scouting and help support Europe’s leading entrepreneurs using Galileo? Get in touch with future-oriented start-ups addressing a specific GNSS-related topic of interest to your organization? Or boost your region’s capacity for high-tech innovation?

Then don’t miss this unique opportunity to become an official ESNC partner!

Event organizer AZO is currently seeking industry visionaries to join its list of 140 global partners and 200 international experts. “With Galileo now operational and the GSA being officially responsible for Galileo operations and its service provision, we are looking to shift the competition’s focus towards the commercialization of Galileo,” says AZO Head of Competitions Kathrin Lenvain. “By opening Europe’s only Galileo innovation network to industry partners, we can offer them significant innovation and marketing benefits.”

As a ESNC partner, you’ll play an integral part in building the innovative GNSS applications and services that will form the backbone of tomorrow’s digitally connected world. Specifically, industry partners will benefit from:

Direct access to leading start-ups and top entrepreneurs with Galileo-enabled business cases and the potential to become future business partners

Insight on emerging trends in technology and the latest innovation ideas

Being part of a network that includes Europe’s top space stakeholders, including the European GNSS Agency (GSA), European Space Agency (ESA), the German Aerospace Centre and other national space agencies

Invitations to exclusive networking events, including the Space Oscars

Promotion through a network of more than 20 involved regions and events from across Europe

“In addition, our partners are directly involved in the evaluation of proposals, giving them a unique first look at the competition’s best business cases,” adds Lenvain. “Partners can become even more involved by organizing their own dedicated challenge and prize, similar to what the GSA, a long-time partner, does with its Galileo Special Prize.”

The 2018 competition is already open to industry partners to join. To learn more about all our unique partnership opportunities, please visit the website.

Note: This was originally published on the official website of European GNSS Agency.