Copernicus Masters and European Satellite Navigation Competition Kick-off Set for April 5

Copernicus Masters and European Satellite Navigation Competition Kick-off Set for April 5

Registration is taking place now for this year’s joint kick-off event of Europe’s major innovation competitions for space downstream applications — the Copernicus Masters and the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) — April 5, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. The number of places is limited, so click here to secure a spot.  

Registration is taking place now for this year’s joint kick-off event of Europe’s major innovation competitions for space downstream applications — the Copernicus Masters and the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) — April 5, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. The number of places is limited, so click here to secure a spot.  

The event is your chance to connect with important EO and GNSS stakeholders and relevant regional representatives, in a truly pan-European environment. Discover the various opportunities to engage in business innovation scouting.

Program Highlights
The program highlights feature keynote speakers, high-level roundtable discussions and a Bavarian-style reception offering networking in a pleasing atmosphere. The keynote: “Bringing the Benefits of Space to Earth,” will be given by Philippe Brunet, Director of Aerospace, Maritime, Security and Defence Industries, European Commission (EC).

New to this year’s event will be accelerator programs for Copernicus & Galileo on a broad scale, and Increased regional dimension with the new Copernicus Associated Regions, plus the ESNC patronage by the European Committee of the Regions.

More program details can be found here. Admission for the event will be free of charge, but access can be granted only upon prior online registration and email confirmation by the organizer.  

Each year, the ESNC seeks services, products, and business innovations that use satellite navigation in everyday life. In the 2016 edition, prizes were awarded by some of the most relevant institutional GNSS stakeholders, such as the European GNSS Agency (GSA), the European Space Agency (ESA), the German Aerospace Center (DLR), and the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI). In addition, more than 20 partner regions from all over the world host their own regional challenges. Last year’s prize pool was valued at about 1 m€, or about $1,086,450, which includes cash awards, business incubation, business coaching, patent consulting, technical support, access to testing facilities, prototype development, publicity, marketing support, and much more.

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