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European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) 2017

The new round of the ESNC started! Renowned partners, an impressing and unparalleled prize pool worth more than EUR 1 million and the very first E-GNSS Accelerator promise to make this year's edition truly outstanding.


About the ESNC
Ever since 2004, the ESNC has evolved into the leading innovation network for satellite navigation. The international competition annually awards the best services, products, and business ideas using satellite navigation in everyday life. Its mission is to spur the development of market-driven applications based on satellite navigation technologies. The competition proofs that satellite navigation technologies open the door to myriad applications. Over the past 13 years, the ESNC has already selected more than 270 winners from among more than 11,000 participants from more than 80 countries worldwide. Many of these cutting-edge business ideas have already been implemented and successfully launched into the market!

International Premium Partners
As an integral part of the European space community, the competition showcases new ideas and pioneering trends. It supports participants in turning their applications and business models into reality. By joining, participants easily get access to AZO's international innovation network which helps them to boost their idea to the next level. Over 160 space-related partners from politics, research and industry ensure that participants find the right contact corresponding to their different needs and backgrounds. In addition to six Special Prize Challenges with renowned partners like the European GNSS Agency (GSA), the European Space Agency (ESA), the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), as well as our current 17 Regional Challenges guarantee a broad geographic coverage. Prototypes can also be entered into the GNSS Living Lab Challenge. The University Challenge, meanwhile, is explicitly designed for students and research associates.

Impressing Prizes and the First E-GNSS Accelerator
The 2017 prize pool is worth more than EUR 1 Mio and includes cash prizes as well as valuable in-kind support. Furthermore, winners and finalists get access to our international network and benefit from the first E-GNSS Accelerator. This new initiative by the European Commission enriches our prize pool even more: the best startups will be supported to move beyond idea conception into incubation and development phases of true commercial ventures!

SMEs, startups, entrepreneurs, students and all individuals with a future-oriented idea are welcome to join and submit their entries from 1 April to 30 June 2017 at: www.esnc.eu


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