Do you have an innovative service, product or business case based on GNSS? Then the GNSS.asia Challenge might be something for you! After the great success of 2015, GNSS.asia is organising a new edition of the GNSS.asia Challenge in cooperation with the European Satellite Navigation Competition.
Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) technologies are already an integral part of our everyday lives - and the market is growing fast. GNSS technologies offer a myriad of uses and enable countless applications, from Location-Based Services (LBS), to road applications, maritime solutions or technologies for infrastructure management. Organised in cooperation with the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC), the GNSS.asia Challenge offers participants from across Asia-Pacific the opportunity to share their innovative (multi-)GNSS-based service, product or business innovation, and compete for a share of an extraordinary prize pool.
GIVE YOUR GNSS BUSINESS IDEA A BOOST
The GNSS.asia Challenge is open to all participants from Asia-Pacific with an innovative business case based on GNSS. Finalists of the GNSS.asia Challenge are entitled to an impressive prize pool, including a travel grant to the Award Ceremony in Brunei, a presentation opportunity at the GNSS.asia Industry Seminar, free business coaching from renowned GNSS experts and the opportunity to meet GNSS industry partners from Asia and Europe.
In addition, participants to the GNSS.asia Challenge are automatically in the running for the 2015 ESNC Overall Winner prize. The overall winner will be selected from among all of the competition's regional and special prize winners by an international panel of high-ranking experts. This outstanding entrant will be revealed at a festive Awards Ceremony in autumn 2016 and receive an additional cash prize of EUR 20,000, as well as the chance to realise the winning idea as part of a six-month incubation programme in the region of their choice.
Participants also have the option of entering their ideas for one of the Special Topic Prizes on offer, which will increase their chances of being named the overall champion. This year's Special Topic Prizes are being sponsored by: the European GNSS Agency (GSA), the European Space Agency (ESA), the German Aerospace Center (DLR), and the Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI). In addition, entrants are welcome to submit prototypes to the GNSS Living Lab Challenge, while the University Challenge specifically addresses students and research assistants.
AWARD CEREMONY - PRESENT YOUR BUSINESS CASE IN Manila
Winning participants are given the unique opportunity to present their business idea at the GNSS.asia Industry Seminar in Manila, where also the official GNSS.asia Challenge Award Ceremony will be held. GNSS.asia Industry Seminars bring together key GNSS companies and stakeholders from across the globe, offering presentations by GNSS experts, interactive debates and extensive networking opportunities. The GNSS.asia Industry Seminar will be held in conjunction with the Multi-GNSS Asia (MGA) Asia Oceania Workshop on GNSS, which attracts hundreds of GNSS players from the Asia-Pacific region, including universities, research institutes, government agencies, international organisations and GNSS companies.
SECURE YOUR PART OF THE EUR 1 MILLION PRIZE POOL
挑战赛对所有来自亚太地区的参赛者开放。在线数据库安全注册，就有机会赢取总额100万欧元奖池的大奖！提交申请表，并说服评审团您的商业创想案例。一个项目创想，可以同时申请三个不同的奖项： GNSS亚洲挑战赛， 欧洲卫星导航总冠军奖和一个特别奖。申请现已开放，并将于2015年6月30日关闭。
Participation is open to all participants from Asia-Pacific. Register at the secure online database and take your chance to win your share of the EUR 1 million prize pool! Fill-in the submission form and convince the jury with your business case. With one project idea, you can simultaneously apply for three different prizes: the GNSS.asia Challenge, the ESNC Overall Winner prize and one of the many Special Prizes. Submissions are open now and close 30 June, 2015.
GNSS.asia, financed under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, provides a comprehensive range of hands-on support services to GNSS industry in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, assisting them to develop mutually beneficial commercial activities and establish concrete industrial collaboration. GNSS.asia and its partners are present at several key GNSS events across Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, representing the platform and the GNSS industry.
The GNSS.asia consortium brings together key European and Asian organisations, which have long-standing experiences in fostering EU-Asia industrial cooperation and have a proven track record in supporting GNSS activities. The consortium works in close collaboration with prominent companies, industry associations and research organisations, and has access to a broad network of GNSS stakeholders across Asia-Pacific and Europe. Our regional partners can provide you with the best expertise and access to the national stakeholders and infrastructures you need to launch your business.
ABOUT THE EUROPEAN SATELLITE NAVIGATION COMPETITION
欧洲卫星导航大赛（ ESNC ）每年都在征集在日常生活中使用卫星导航的服务，产品和商业创新。其起始于2004年，并有三个合作地区。如今，欧洲卫星导航大赛已发展成为卫星导航领域创新和专业知识的全球领先网络。今年的奖项将由卫星导航领域最相关的利益方颁发。此外，超过来自世界各地的20多个合作伙伴将举办地区挑战赛。2015年欧洲卫星导航大赛奖池价值为100万欧元的价值。奖品包括现金奖励，企业孵化，企业培训，专利咨询，技术支持，检测，原型开发，宣传，营销支持等等。
The European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) annually is looking for services, products, and business innovations that use satellite navigation in everyday life. Having started in 2004 with three partner regions, the ESNC has since grown into a leading global network of innovation and expertise in the field of GNSS. This year prizes will be awarded by some of the most relevant institutional GNSS stakeholders. In addition, more than 20 partner regions from all over the world will host regional challenges. The prize pool of the ESNC 2015 has a value of about EUR 1 million. Prizes include cash awards, business incubation, business coaching, patent consulting, technical support, access to testing facilities, prototype development, publicity, marketing support and much more.