UK European Satellite Navigation Competition
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European Satellite Navigation Competition


The European Satellite Navigation Competition is now CLOSED.

"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)

The closing date is 31 July 2018.

ESNC Workshops - University Challenge

The university will be holding special FREE workshops for those interested in entering the competition.  These workshops are open to all.

18 June 2018, 12.30 - 2.00pm (ESNC workshop)
Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Main Pavillion
To book for the ESNC workshop on 18 June please email :

26 June 2018, 2.00pm - 4.00pm (ESNC workshop)
Imperial College London, City and Guilds Building, room CAGB 309, South Kensington Campus, London, SW7 2AZ
To book email:

27 June 2018, 2.00pm - 4.00pm (ESNC workshop)
University of Nottingham, Nottingham Geospatial Building, Room A20,Triumph Road, Nottingham. To book a place for the ESNC workshop on 27 June visit:

29 June 2018, 12.00 - 1.30pm (ESNC workshop)
Leicester University, Innovation Hub, 7-9 Salisbury Rd, Leicester, LE1 7QR. Free cake Friday!
Just turn up and participate.

 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 10,000 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).

If you wish to discuss your idea before submitting, contact the GRACE  team.


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