High-quality GNSS education is a driver of innovation, a means of enhancing companies’ competitiveness, and a valuable opportunity for international cooperation. To bridge the gap from GNSS research and academia to entrepreneurship, the Galileo Masters University Challenge addresses students and research associates with a background in aerospace and GNSS-specific courses of study, in particular with the aim of fostering the transformation of bright ideas into commercial ventures.
In addition, the Galileo Masters University Challenge seeks to reach out to any young researchers working in areas of potential applications, be they prospective automotive engineers, logistics providers, game and other mobile application developers, or health promoters. The competition heightens the exposure and credibility of student innovations on a global level while establishing links to the world of business. The evaluators will focus on creativity and market needs rather than the technological perfection of the business ideas submitted.
The competition heightens the exposure and credibility of student innovations on a global level while establishing links to the world of business. The evaluators will focus on creativity and market needs rather than the technological perfection of the business ideas submitted.
AZO has established a global network for innovation and entrepreneurship.
AZO supports product innovation and company foundations in the field of commercial space applications along the entire value chain – from the idea all the way to market entry. The company has extensive experience in organising innovation competitions such as the European Satellite Navigation Competition, the Copernicus Masters (Earth observation), the StartupWorld Awards (laser photonics and robotics), as well as the INNOspace Masters (New Space Economy), app developer camps and conferences, and manages ESA BIC Bavaria.
GRACE is part of the University of Nottingham’s Nottingham Geospatial Institute (NGI), an internationally recognised centre of excellence in surveying, positioning, and navigation technologies.
The LINKS Foundation – Leading Innovation & Knowledge for Society is a non-profit private research foundation. LINKS promotes, conducts, and strengthens innovation and research projects. LINKS is the result of the merge of two distinguished research and innovation institutions: ISMB (Istituto superiore Mario Boella), focusing on ICT, and SiTI (Istituto Superiore sui Sistemi Territoriali per l’Innovazione), focusing on Territorial Systems and Smart Cities.
GNSS Research & Applications Centre of Excellence (GRACE)