Life-Saving UAV Wins Top Prize in ESNC 2015

October 21, 2015By

A UAV project, POSEIDRON, took top honors in the 2015 European Satellite Navigation Competition, which recognizes the year’s best innovations in commercial applications of satellite technology. POSEIDRON won over the international jury of experts with its remote-controlled multicopter built to support maritime search-and-rescue services — and took home the grand prize ahead of the European Satellite Navigation Competition’s 29 other winners. The award... read more

2015 GSA Prize Highlights GNSS Role in Internet of Things

October 21, 2015By

The 2015 edition of the European Satellite Navigation Competition GSA Special Prize was awarded to Rafael Olmedo for the KYNEO project. The project develops inexpensive, flexible Galileo and EGNOS enabled modules that allow ubiquitous positioning data for applications in the Internet of Things. Other winners of the competition are listed here. Described as an open innovation platform for the GNSS... read more

Next-Generation Tracker Debuts

August 1, 2015By

StickNTrack — an award-winning low-power tracker from Sensolus — is now active in eight European countries. StickNTrack guards and tracks position, journeys, motion and status of any non-powered asset without the hassle of charging batteries, managing SIM cards or an intrusive installation, Sensolus said. StickNTrack’s web-based service platform is tailored for low-power asset tracking communicating over the French-based Sigfox. Because Sigfox... read more

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ESNC 2015 Now Accepting Submissions

April 1, 2015By

The 2015 European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC), an international innovation competition that recognizes the best ideas in satellite navigation, will run from April 1 to June 30. Winners will be announced in October. There are more than 20 regions participating, and the ESNC will award prizes worth a total of €1 million in 30 categories. “Satellite navigation is an essential element of modern mobility and a... read more

ESNC University Challenge Recognizes Hail Suppression Project

November 10, 2014By

A hail suppression project dubbed RO-BERTA by the University of Applied Sciences, Rosenheim (Germany), has been selected the winner of the European Satellite Navigation Competition’s (ESNC) University Challenge. Judged by an international expert jury, the University Challenge is a special prize to reward innovative ideas emerging from Europe’s universities. The Hail Navigator system is designed to reduce damage caused by hail. Based on the premise of... read more

Satellite Masters Conference

October 23, 2014By

The first Satellite Masters Conference is much more than just a networking event: It is a unique marketplace for sharing innovations based on satellite navigation and Earth observation capabilities and connecting with the world’s leading network for downstream satellite business. Taking place October 23-24 in the start-up hub of Berlin, the event will feature an outstanding blend of conference sessions,... read more

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Summer — and the Living Ain’t Easy

September 29, 2014By

Summer 2014 will be one that the €6.3 billion (US$8.2 billion) Galileo GNSS programme will need to chalk down to experience and hope to move on from. At the time of my last EAGER column, we were starting to get a hint that one of the four in-orbit Galileo IOV satellites was not functioning. We now know that it has... read more

Are You Master of the Galileo Universe?

March 20, 2014By

The European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) is looking for services, products, and business innovations that use satellite navigation in everyday life. Prizes will be awarded by some of the most relevant institutional GNSS stakeholders, such as the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the European Space Agency (ESA). In addition, partner regions from all over the world are hosting regional challenges.... read more

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