For the 11th time, the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) is calling for services, products, and business innovations that use satellite navigation in everyday life. With the European Patent Office (EPO) partnering the ESNC, the competition is supported by the most relevant European institutional stakeholder in this field. With a dedicated special prize the EPO will reward the best GNSS application innovation that has been granted a European patent. With this prize, EPO wants to support inventors like you to gain recognition while helping them to protect ideas and to encourage innovation.
The prize will recognise the best patented innovation based on its high economic potential, strong technological impact, and outstanding benefits for today’s society! The winner of the EPO’s Best Patented Innovation prize will be shortlisted and presented to the jury tasked with compiling a list of 15 total finalists (in five different categories) for the prestigious European Inventor Award 2015. If nominated, the winner will be included in a Europe-wide publicity campaign and get dedicated marketing support including integration in high-ranking media partnerships, e.g. with CNN, Financial Times, or Les Echos. In addition, the winner and two runners-up will receive an economic study (valued at approx. EUR 5,000) on the market potential of their patent in the corresponding field of technology.
SIGN UP with your patented GNSS-related innovation now! The competition is open to everyone, from developers and entrepreneurs to research scientists and students.
Five reasons to enter:
- EUR 1 million prize pool
- Publicity and support by the European Patent Office
- Access to customers and user communities
- Support from more than 130 global partners for your service or product
- Publicity in the world’s leading satellite navigation network
Entries will be accepted until 30 June 2014 at: www.epo.esnc.eu