Submit to #MyGalileoSolution – GSA’s competition for innovators
The submission deadline is September 30.
Our partner – the European GNSS Agency (GSA) – has just launched the #MyGalileoSolution competition targeting innovators and enterpreneurs all around the European Union. If you are ready to develop mobile aplications, wearable based solutions, or robotics leveraging Galileo as a source of positioning – send your application till the end of September 2020.
GSA has a proven track record in boosting innovation and space applications, and has been leading several research and innovation initiatives such as the Galileo Masters, Horizon 2020 projects, and more recently European competitions like the 2019 MyGalileoApp and Hackathons across Europe and beyond.
#MyGalileoSolution: two tracks and € 1.5 million prize pool
With a prize pool of €1.450.000 (yes, one-million-and-four-hundred-and-fifty-thousand euro :-), MyGalileoSolution consists of two independent and parallel tracks, each one with a list of goals and deliverables.
- Track 1 – From Idea to Prototype – aims to develop a beta version of an application or a prototype of a solution implementing an idea, reaching minimum 50 % of its functionality.
- Track 2 – From Prototype to Product – aims to develop a fully functional solution ready to be commercialised starting from a beta version of an application or a prototype.
The competition is challenging innovators to show how they can use Galileo’s capabilities to develop location-based applications and services. The challenge cuts across four different areas: Crisis & Emergency Response, Smart Transport for Green Deal, Solution for Digital Age, and Cybersecurity.
Technology with huge potential
With more than 1.5 billion Galileo-enabled smartphones and more than 51 million GNSS-enabled wearable devices - the Location-Based Services (LBS) market is booming. Accurate positioning and timing are at the heart of the growth and evolution of LBS. In addition, the access to Android GNSS raw measurements has allowed for the creation of advanced GNSS positioning algorithms that enable the development of more ambitious smartphone-based applications.
Galileo has set the trend for dual-frequency chipsets, which provide better accuracy and are more resistant to multipath in urban environments. We are looking forward to seeing innovators launching their disruptive GNSS solutions and turning them into real businesses, hence leading to European growth, competitiveness and sustainability. There is “space” for all types of innovation and we expect the participation of all Member States.
said Pascal Claudel, GSA Acting Executive Director.
Competitions like MyGalileoSolution are a great opportunity to quickly move from idea to market
said Francesco Fiorito, leader of Argeo, the winning team of the 2019 MyGalileoApp competition.
It is a confidence boost for young entrepreneurs and their capacity to grow and generate new solutions and business
Register till September 30
The deadline for submission for both tracks is September 30, projects will be evaluated in terms of innovation, market potential, feasibility and Galileo relevance by a panel of GSA experts.
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