UK European Satellite Navigation Competition
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European Satellite Navigation Competition

The European Satellite Navigation Competition 2015 is now OPEN!


The European Satellite Navigation Competition is now open - deadline 30 June

"Satellite navigation is an essential element of modern mobility and a key technology in particular, in the age of a data-driven economy. This is exactly where the ESNC comes in. It provides a public platform to the creative community in order to help promising ideas turn into solutions that are commercially mature and generate added value for society."  Alexander Dobrindt, Germany's Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI).

Win your share of 1 million euros!

Each year the ESNC recognizes the best products, services, and innovations that leverage satellite navigation in our daily lives. 

To enter the competition visit: European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC)

Success brings international recognition

This year, the winners of over 30 regional and special prizes that make up this world-class innovative competition, will share in prizes worth a total of 1 million euros.  Each of their ideas will be assessed by a jury of international research and industry experts who will select the overall winner, who will be crowned Galileo Master to receive an additional 20,000 euros and access to a six-month incubation programme in the champion's preferred region. 

In addition, each of the prize winners will become part of a network of the world's leading innovation network in global satellite navigation systems (GNSS).

2014 competition

Our congratulations to the UKESNC 2014 winner and runners up:

  • First place: Intelligent Precision Farming (IPF)
  • Second place: iGeolise (2012 ESNC competition winner)
  • Third place: Stevenson Astrosat

Transform your business

Take a look at the ESNC launch film and see how the competition has transformed the business of 2012 winner, iGeolise.

For further information about the 2014 winners and the competition, please visit UK ESNC.

If you wish to discuss your idea before submitting, contact Doug Watson via email.


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UK sponsors

  • UK Space
  • Satellite Applications Catapult
  • Innovate UK
  • Airbus Defence & Space
  • CGI
  • ESA Business Incubation Centre
  • Marks & Clerk
  • The University of Nottingham
  • European Commission