Last time when we wrote about Galileo Masters, we informed that the subscription phase ends by the end of June. Later, the subscription time was extended to 6th July. Now, all the applications are submitted and it’s official that Polish edition of the competition became the most popular one in the whole world! Without a doubt, it’s a great success and potential for more.
European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC), second name Galileo Masters, is said to be the most prominent competition for those interested in satellite technologies who dream of a career in the space sector, launching their own startup or diversification of the previous activities. Each year, the competition rewards the best solutions which use satnav, so ideas of applications, devices or satellite navigation technologies were those expected the most.
In 2014, Polish edition gathered 22 applications, which was the 4th result among all international editions. Great Britain was then the acknowledged leader with 69 applications. At that time, British edition was believed to represent level incapable of jumping through. The great result of 2015 Polish edition changed this status quo. The number of applications sent is a great success and an evidence of potential in using satellite navigation residing among Polish students, scientific workers and entrepreneurs.
Project POSITION is an example of a crucial initiative supporting Polish entrepreneurs in the development of their own solutions in the area of satellite navigation technology. The project is funded from Horizon 2020 programme and led by Black Pearls VC. POSITION’s beneficiaries, who are now being selected, will get the advanced support in obtaining the funding and in solving technical and organizational problems.
According to Polish edition’s organizers from the Blue Dot Solutions (2012 and 2013 Galileo Master’s participant), low activity of Poland in previous years resulted from the lack of appropriate access to idea evaluation mechanisms as well as knowledge of possibilities. In 2015, the situation has changed due to a promotional campaign consisting of more than 30 informational meetings in all voivodeships, 3 webinars and numerous Internet articles.
Winners of Galileo Masters will be announced during the Final Gala of the Polish edition in November. Polish experts will familiarize with applications and choose the finalists of the national edition beforehand.
Those actions would not bring such spectacular results without the support of the competition’s partners as well as organizational approach of Blue Dot Solutions. The team has done flawless work in supporting and promoting Galileo Masters and the success is theirs as well.
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