Having started in 2004 with three partner regions, the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) has since grown into a leading global network of innovation and expertise in the field of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) with more than 20 regions and 190 industry and research experts around the world. The key to our success lies in collaborating closely with regional, institutional, and industrial partners with whom we share one common goal: promoting innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit along the GNSS value chain to benefit the citizens of Europe and the rest of the world. Many of the business cases submitted in previous years have already been implemented and successfully brought to market.
For the 10th time, in 2013 the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) is looking for your service, product, or business innovation that uses satellite navigation in everyday life. The ESNC partner regions and key institutional and industry stakeholders are keen to support you to take the next step with your business case.
Seize your chance to win your share of around EUR 1 million in prizes - including cash prizes, business incubation, coaching, patent consulting, prototyping and marketing support, access to customers and user communities, and publicity in the world's leading satellite navigation network.
Whether you are an individual entrepreneur or a team from a company, research institute - anyone is free to sign up.
To participate, first select the region whose prize would best support your business case from the more than 20 regional partners worldwide in the section "Regional Prizes". Then see what this year's Special Prize partners can offer you in the section "Special Prizes".
The ESNC's overall winner - the Galileo Master - will be selected from among all the regional and special prize winners by a panel of experts. He will be granted with an additional cash prize of EUR 20,000 and the opportunity to realise the winning idea as part of a six-month incubation programme in the region of their choice.
Sign up now - submissions are possible from 1 April and 30 June 2013. We are excited to see your contributions!
Your ESNC Team