In the run up to European Space Week (EUSW), Helsinki will play host to another exciting space-related event. The Galileo Innovation Challenge will be held at Traficom Headquarters - Dynamicum, in Helsinki on 29 November – 1 December. The competition includes an Accuracy Matters challenge from the European GNSS Agency (GSA), so if you have an idea for an app that leverages Galileo’s added accuracy, sign up now to be in the running for some amazing prizes!
The European GNSS Agency is partnering up with Ultrahack, the Finish Transport and Communications Agency (Traficom) and European Space Week to bring you the Galileo Innovation Challenge, which will include individual specific challenges - the Accuracy Matters challenge from the GSA, "Can you identify interference?" challenge from DA-Group and a high accuracy GNSS in robotics challenge from u-blox.
The Accuracy Matters challenge will see innovators and developers from around the world working to either create a new app or enhance an existing one to demonstrate how accurate positioning adds value in a variety of use cases. Participants should design, develop, and demonstrate a beta version of an innovative application that benefits from the enhanced accuracy provided by Galileo.
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The challenge targets applications and solutions in a number of domains, particularly mobility, cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, augmented reality, smart cities and GNSS scientific applications, and the aim is to develop an app for either smartphones or wearables, focusing on outdoor positioning.
Some Key Dates
- Informational webinar: 15:15 EET on 4 November 2019
- Submission deadline: 23:59 EET on 15 November 2019
- Final selection announcement: 18 November, 2019
- Galileo Innovation Challenge: 29 November – 1 December 2019
What’s in it for you?
In addition to the admiration of your peers and the glory of winning, the top three teams stand to win cash prizes and are also up for grabs is some one-to-one coaching on preparing an application to the Finnish ESA Business Incubation Centre, where the value of the potential incubation amounts to EUR 75 000 EUR.
The winning teams will also get the opportunity to network with a wide selection of potential investors at European Space Week, which will be held at Helsinki Congress Paasitorni on 3-5 December.
A webinar will be organised on 4 November 2019 for anybody interested in taking part in the challenge. Participants in the webinar will learn about GNSS market trends and application areas and get an overview of methods to improve accuracy in an outdoor setting, such as by using GNSS raw measurements. Teams and individuals can use this opportunity to explore how their solution would fit the challenge. For more information and to register for the webinar, click here.
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