European Satellite Navigation Competion 2017 is looking for ideas!
The largest international competition for the commercial use of satellite navigation ESNC is on and waiting for Estonians ideas!
Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol and Tartu Science Park, as leaders of the competition in Estonia, have put up a prize worth of 12,000€! Also, European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC) will be opened shortly in Estonia and the winner will be able to apply for admission to the ESA BIC in Estonia, which is an extra opportunity for additional 50,000€ in incentive funding from ESA and local partners.
From 1 April to 30 June 2017, European Satellite Navigation Competition ESNC is in search of outstanding ideas and business models. Renowned institutions and regional partners are set to award prizes worth a total of over EUR 1 million in more than 20 categories.
Ever since 2004, the ESNC has evolved into the leading innovation scouting mechanism in terms of Galileo-related applications across Europe and beyond. Moreover, the ESNC promotes the transformation of groundbreaking business ideas into market-ready products and new ventures.
Each year, the competition offers great advantages to more than 400 business ideas. It has already awarded prizes to more than 300 winners over the years, which represent just a fraction of the more than 3,700 innovative concepts submitted by over 11,000 total participants. Through an unparalleled network, including the ESA Business Incubation Centres, other incubators across Europe and the brand new E-GNSS Accelerator co-funded by the European Commission, the ESNC plays a decisive role in the realisation of these promising ideas by supporting the foundation of startups and creating high-tech jobs.
Festive Awards Ceremony and Space Conference takes place in early November 2017!
Sign up for the Estonian challenge at: http://www.esnc.eu/prize/estonia/
Find more information at: www.esnc.eu