Discover the unique ESNC events in 2018!

  • ESNC International Kick-off

    The Joint International Kick-off of the ESNC and Copernicus Masters – the two leading European innovation competitions for downstream space applications - is the first event highlight of 2018. The kick-off will take place on 27 April at the NewSpaceVision Conference in Berlin. Perfect to combine it with your ILA trip or to visit Europe’s startup hub!

    This event offers you the latest updates on Europe’s major space competitions in cozy startup atmosphere. Learn all about the new 2018 prizes, partners and challenges. With more than 40 topic related challenges offered this year by partners such as ESA, DLR, BMVI, CGI, Planet, BayWa, Astrosat, Catapult, Airbus, etc. one certainly matches your ideas how to make use of Satellite Navigation and Earth Observation. In addition we will have a “satellite navigation panel” and “Earth Observation by statement” panel waiting for you.

    Secure your ticket to the conference directly through the conference website. The total number of tickets are limited, so register now for your chance to meet the competition partners first hand!

  • ESNC Awards Ceremony: Space Oscars

    Each autumn, the global satellite navigation community gets together to celebrate the most outstanding commercial space applications based on GNSS at the festive Awards Ceremony of the ESNC.

    The Awards Ceremony of Europe’s largest innovation competition for commercial space applications based on satellite navigation, the ESNC, brought together the most important players from the realms of industry, politics, entrepreneurship and research to showcase the most outstanding space applications and discuss trendsetting developments in the satellite downstream sector and its various application fields.

    Get an impression of last year’s Awards Ceremony which took place on 7 November 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia with more than 600 guests:

  • E-GNSS Accelerator Bootcamp

    This year, the top 10 ESNC 2018 winners will get invited to the E-GNSS Accelerator Bootcamp taking place directly before the Joint International Awards Ceremony of the ESNC and Copernicus Masters at the beginning of December 2018. 

    In front of a high-ranking expert panel the candidates will present how further incubation services will enable them to accelerate their business ideas and to start real commercial ventures. The top three candidates will receive incubation and acceleration packages worth EUR 62,000 each to complement business incubation at their preferred incubation centre of the ESNC network all across Europe.

    Find out more about the very first bootcamp of its kind here.

  • Satellite Masters Conference

    The Satellite Masters Conference has become an important gathering place for industries, scientists, and startups involved in the commercial use of satellite navigation and Earth observation.

    The 2017 winners of the ESNC and Copernicus Masters had the chance to present their ideas to the international satellite navigation and Earth observation community and discuss innovations in space-based technologies and services with those in attendance. The 4th conference initiated by AZO took place on 7 – 9 November 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia together with the Horizon 2020 Space Info Day providing first-hand information content from European key stakeholders in the space sector.

    Find out more at


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