ESNC - European Satellite Navigation Competition 2015

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In April this year had begun the 12th  edition of the international competition of European Satellite Navigation Competition ESNC in order to choose the best ideas of use of satellite navigation systems in various areas of human activity. The contest is open  not only to companies and entrepreneurs as well as universities, research institutes and individuals. To the competition can be entered any idea, system solution or prototypes in various stages of development. The only condition is that the participant has an idea which at least uses the satellite navigation system.

The contest announces regional winner of the Czech Republic, who will receive the following prizes:

  • Individually tailored advice on the implementation of the winning idea, business, marketing, intellectual property and grant programs.
  • Office / laboratory in the VZLU Technology Park  - free for 6 months. If loger time is needed VZLU will provide over the next 12 months 30% discount on the rent.
  • Free test´s performance. VZLÚ has a variety of test equipment to qualify products for the aerospace and general use. VZLU performs free vibration, climatic or TV testing to winning solution.

Competitors who occupy second and third place will receive:

  • Individually tailored advice on the implementation of the winning idea, business, marketing, intellectual property and grant programs.

The winner of the regional round also gets an opportunity to present his idea at the presentation ceremony of the contest in the autumn in a European metropoly and also will advance to the tournament by winning the whole competition. For the overall winner is then ready cash prize of EUR 20 000, together with the possibility to realize their ideas within the six-month incubation program in the region of their choice.

The ideas can be continuously stored from April 1 to June 30, 2015 in a user-friendly online database.

The organizer of the competition is Ministry of Transport CZ, Department of ITS space activities and R&D. The partner of this competition is VZLU, which participates in the organization of the competition and is a sponsor of regional prices.

More information can be found on www.esnc.info