The European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) is an international innovation contest that awards the best ideas for applications in satellite navigation. It is annually looking for services, products, and business innovations that use satellite navigation in everyday life. Launched in 2004 with three partner regions the competition has grown into a huge global network of innovation and expertise of currently 25 global partner regions and more than 200 industry and research experts around the world.

The prize pool of the ESNC 2014 is expected to have a total value of about EUR 1 million. No matter how developed the project, service or business innovation is – you can win prizes that support you to take the next step with your business case. Prizes include cash, business incubation, business coaching, patent consulting, technical support, access to testing facilities, prototype development, publicity, marketing support, market & feasibility studies, access to experts & public funding, licences and much more.

The Valencian Community Challenge in the ESNC 2014 is organized by Val Space Consortium in cooperation with the Valencian Science Parks: Ciudad Politécnica de la Innovación (Universitat Politècnica de València), Parc Científic (Universitat de València), ESPAITEC – Parc Científic, Tecnològic i Empresarial (Universitat Jaume I de Castelló), Parque Científico-Empresarial (Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche) and Parque Científico de Alicante.

The competition opens on 1 April 2014. Val Space Consortium, the Valencian Science Parks and the ESNC 2014 organizer will offer an info-day on 7 April 2014. More details will be available soon.

We encourage your participation!!, your idea could be the next winner of ESCN 2014.