The race is on to come up with 2018’s most innovative and marketable European GNSS (EGNSS) applications. For the European GNSS Agency (GSA), the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) represents an important means for scouting new downstream business ideas that harness satellite navigation. As such, it is directly in line with one of the Agency’s key objectives– to help foster the best use and widest uptake of EGNSS.
This year, the GSA will award three prizes addressing the topic ‘When and Where? – Exact timing and positioning matters’, with special consideration being given to proposals that leverage EGNSS differentiators, such as:
- Multiple frequencies E1, E5 and E6
- Galileo-specific signal modulation, e.g. AltBOC
- Galileo Search and Rescue Service
- High-precision and authentication services that will be provided by Galileo, i.e. within the Commercial Service and within the Open Service authentication (OS NMA)
Cash prizes of €3000, €5000 and €7000 will be awarded to the top three proposals. In addition, the first prize winner will benefit from extensive promotion through GSA marketing channels and at relevant industry events and, if eligible, will receive tailored EGNSS Accelerator business support worth €62,000.
Organizers launched the 2018 edition of the European Satellite Navigation Competition, known as the ‘Galileo Masters’, at the GSA’s new Galileo Reference Centre in Noordwijk, highlighting the long-standing partnership between the GSA and the Competition.