European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) University Challenge

On Thursday, the 5th of May, a workshop on the ESNC University Challenge will take place at Politecnico di Torino, from 1.30 P.M. in room 11B.  Steve Fuller  from GNSS Research Applications Centre of Excellence (GRACE) will present the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) and the ESNC University Challenge to the students of Politecnico di Torino. This one day workshop is intended to introduce the ESNC University Challenge, provide competitors with information e.g. on SatNav application potential, and grant access to experts in global navigation satellite systems, business and intellectual property.

ISMB and Politecnico di Torino support the European Satellite Navigation Competition - ESNC with the goal to promote innovation in the GNSS field. Many researchers from NavSAS are involved as experts in the evaluation committee of the University Challenge of ESNC.

The University Challenge, as part of the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) 2015, invites students and research associates from any field of study to show off their innovative business ideas. These ideas can propose new potential uses for satellite navigation in virtually any area – from logistics and healthcare all the way to mobile apps. The winner of the competition gets a cash prize, Virtual incubation, technical and business consultancy support, and a free ticket to attend the Munich Satellite Summit 2016, and a strong promotion of the idea at international events. 

More information about the ESNC at


Here the agenda:


13:30 – 13:40


Introduction to the ESNC


13.40 – 14.15

Inspiration from the past

  • The range of fields of interest for GNSS
  • Winning ideas and what difference it makes to win the UC


14:15 – 15:15

Developing and improving an idea

15:15 – 16:00


Breakout groups to create new ideas – or work on existing ideas

Students will work in small groups with the support of teachers and GNSS experts to sketch ideas to be submitted to the ESNC University Challenge


16:00 – 17:15                     

Presentation of results
Ideas will be presented to the audience and discussed with GNSS experts and the organisers of the ESNC


17:15 – 17:30