University Challenge

UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE: FROM THE LECTURE HALL TO THE BOARD ROOM

The Galileo Masters University Challenge addressed 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.

Challenge

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.

Prizes

Prize Package by GNSS Research & Applications Centre of Excellence (GRACE)

The GNSS Research & Applications Centre of Excellence (GRACE) will provide

EUR 500 cash prize for the winner,
A dual frequency smart phone*,
12 months virtual incubation and business consultancy support (a EUR 5,000 value)*,
Participation at the Awards Ceremony 2019 (Travel expenses up to EUR 500)
* only upon delivery of a project plan, outlining the possible collaboration with GRACE

E-GNSS Accelerator Support

E-GNSS Accelerator Support

Chance to win one of three tailored E-GNSS Accelerator incubation prizes worth EUR 62,000 and an E-GNSS Accelerator crowdfunding prize worth EUR 35,000 (if eligible)
Extra Prize Money
An extra EUR 10,000 cash prize will be
allocated if your idea gets selected as
Galileo Masters 2019 Overall Winner
Overall Winner Only

UNIP SPACE BUSINESS INCUBATOR

UNIP SPACE BUSINESS INCUBATOR

A hot desk in the UNIP Space Business Incubator (duration 1 year)

1 year free membership

1 year free membership

1 year free membership of the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN)

free ticket NAVIGATION CONFERENCE

NAVIGATION CONFERENCE

A free ticket to the International Navigation Conference

Criteria

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.

About the Partners

Co-Organisers

AZO Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen

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 Galileo Masters, 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.

AZO

GNSS Research & Applications Centre of Excellence (GRACE)

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.

GNSS Research & Applications Centre of Excellence (GRACE)

University of Nottingham Innovation Park (UNIP)

UNIP

University of Nottingham (UNOTT), UK

University of Nottingham

Supported by

UK Space Agency

 

UK Space Agency

UKSPACE

UK SPACE

Royal Institute of Navigation

Royal Institute of Naviation (RIN)

Nottingham Scientific Limited (NSL)

Nottingham Scientific Limited (NSL)

University Partners

University of Nottingham (UNOTT), UK

University of Nottingham

Politecnico di Torino (POLITO), Italy

Politecnico di Torino (POLITO)

Fondazione LINKS

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.

LINKS Foundation

Contact

GNSS Research & Applications Centre of Excellence (GRACE)