European Patent Office Offers New Prize in 2013 GNSS Applications Contest

European Patent Office Offers New Prize in 2013 GNSS Applications Contest
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The European Patent Office will award a brand-new prize for the best patented satellite technology in the 2013 European Satellite Navigation competition, or Galileo Masters.

The winner – or winners -will receive a detailed economic study on the market potential of theirinvention. They will also have chance at the EPO’s 2014 European Inventor Award.


The European Patent Office will award a brand-new prize for the best patented satellite technology in the 2013 European Satellite Navigation competition, or Galileo Masters.

The winner – or winners -will receive a detailed economic study on the market potential of theirinvention. They will also have chance at the EPO’s 2014 European Inventor Award.


The ten year old ESNC is a GNSS application ideas contest open to submissions from all over the world. With a prize pool of 1 million Euros, the annual event seeks services, products, and business innovations that use satellite navigation in everyday life.

The patent office prize is only one of a total of 20 regional prizes plus special topic prizes sponsored by industry and agencies such as the European GNSS Agency (GSA), European Space Agency (ESA), German Aerospace Center (DLR), Network of European Living Labs, Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (ABO), GNSS Research & Applications Centre of Excellence (GRACE)  and Metaio, an augmented reality software developer.

The German patent consultants, Maiwald, are also offering their services to entrants.

Submit your entry to the online idea database by June 30, 2013.  Winners will be announced and the top prize given at the awards ceremony in Munich, Germany on November 30.

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