The University challenge leg of the European Satellite Navigation Competition is being run by the Geospatial Research Applications Centre of Excellence (GRACE) at the University of Nottingham.
The competition, in its 15th year, runs until the 31 July 2018 and is open to absolutely anybody who has a business idea based on satellite navigation, positioning or timing technology. The judges will be looking for creativity and market need over a polished business proposal.
The overall winner will receive €1m worth of support to commercialise their concept. Other prizes include £1000s in capital investment, business support, office space, patent advice and introduction to industry partners and funding opportunities.
Krystyna Jamroz, GRACE project administrator, explains: “Thanks to satellite technology we can check the weather report for the week ahead, drive to our destination in serene confidence, and enjoy hours of pointless fun with Pokeman Go.
"There are so many uses of satellite technology in everyday life its mind boggling, but it only takes one great idea to win the European Satellite Navigation Competition. So whether you’re an entrepreneur, researcher, student or simply an individual with an original idea, you can apply.”
Previous winning concepts from 2017 include: a smartwatch for dementia patients; a crowd-sourced GNSS jammer detector; city street lighting audits via drone.
The University of Nottingham is holding free workshops on 27 June 2018 (2pm - 4pm) to assist potential applicants to progress their concept and complete the application process.
To find out more about the workshops, visit: www.nottingham.ac.uk/grace
Places on the workshop can be booked, here
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