UK European Satellite Navigation Competition
The University of Nottingham

European Satellite Navigation Competition

Welcome to the UK leg of the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC). The competition is open to anybody with an idea which utilises satellite navigation technology, be it for position, time, navigation or any other application, including iPhone, iPad and Android apps.


ManagePlaces win the the UKESNC 2013

It has been another bumper year for the UKESNC with 68 qualifying ideas out of just less than 100 entries.

Congratulations to ManagePlaces who won the competition with their idea for a location based management tool.

About the idea:

Today, it is common practice for companies both big and small to have team members working away from their central office. Managing workflows within these geographically disparate teams is often a chore involving email chains, constant instant-messaging, and the sharing of documents. Cloud computing has made this vastly more efficient, but there is a long way to go in the realm of remote team management. To simplify this process, ManagePlaces stores all of an organisation's data in one system and provides a customisable dashboard that lets managers see the information they actually need. It deals with all possible kinds of remote working scenarios, including project, document, asset, team, task, and location management. Using ManagePlaces leads to better workflows, less downtime, and increased task transparency. The live mapping function dynamically maps all tasks and assets, showing their exact location and status. The mapping functionality allows users, for example, to view hotspots where overdue projects are located. Additionally, users can track all their assets, such as vehicles and devices, in one system. ManagePlaces has a utility for almost any business that runs remotely. 

The other winners were:

2ND PLACE: TeamSurv 

3RD PLACE: Trolleywise App

4TH PLACE: Gift Reveal

5TH PLACE: Word on the Street


UKESNC in the Press:

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•        Wired -

•        Engineering and Technology -

•        Geoconnexion -

•        GIS Cafe -

•        Marine Link -

•        Sea Discovery -

•        Directions Magazine -

•        Maritime Global News -


Future coverage expected:

•        Pocket GPS World

•        The Engineer

•        TechWeekEurope

If you have an idea and would be interested in entering the 2014 competition then please get in touch with Doug Watson via email or telephone on +44 (0)115 71 43888


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