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The international contest annually awards the best services, products, and business ideas using satellite navigation in everyday life. Entries can be submitted until 30 June 2017.

Ever since 2004, the ESNC has evolved into the leading innovation network for satellite navigation. Its mission is to spur the development of market-driven applications based on satellite navigation technologies. The competition proofs that satellite navigation technologies open the door to myriad applications.

Cutting-edge business ideas

Over the past 13 years, the ESNC has already selected more than 270 winners from among more than 11,000 participants from more than 80 countries worldwide. Many of these cutting-edge business ideas have already been implemented and successfully launched into the market!

Impressing Prices and the First E-GNSS Accelerator

The 2017 price pool is worth more than EUR 1 Mio and includes cash prices as well as valuable in-kind support. Furthermore, winners and finalists get access to our international network and benefit from the first E-GNSS Accelerator. This new initiative by the European Commission enriches our price pool even more: the best startups will be supported to move beyond idea conception into incubation and development phases of true commercial ventures!

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