*A mutual agreement between the winner and DLR about the focus of work is required.
The prize itself is a bundle of activities that are executed purely within DLR. There is no way to convert this into a cash prize to be paid to the winner or other external parties. While all contestants will demonstrate their innovation competence merely by participating, the winner will enjoy the added benefit of having the Galileo Masters DLR Special Prize 2019 on their record as a testament of quality.
Submissions to DLR Artificial Intelligence Navigation Challenge for resilience and autonomy will be assessed against the following criteria:
Benefit to the user community
Ideas and innovations will contribute to further optimising the operation and the evolution by honing existing approaches as well as with completely new thoughts to refuel the ideas tank
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is the national aeronautics and space research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, energy, transport, digitalisation and security is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. In addition to its own research, as Germany’s space agency, DLR has been given responsibility by the federal government for the planning and implementation of the German space programme. DLR is also the umbrella organisation for the nation’s largest project management agencies.
In determining the focal points of its research, DLR is to a large extent guided by industry’s demand for innovative products and services. In addition, it invests in promising technologies and offers its research and development capacities to customers for their own use. Numerous products have been successfully developed in this way and launched on the market in cooperation with innovative enterprises.