The European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) is an annual competition to find innovative marketable applications for satellite navigation.
What was started in the Free State of Bavaria in 2004 has matured into a global network for high-tech regions and international technical experts. The number of partner regions has increased over the past years from three to over 20, and the number of participants has risen from 84 in the first year to over 400 from almost 50 countries in 2011.
Organised annually by Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen and SYSTEMS, the ESNC is oriented toward companies, entrepreneurs, research institutes, universities and private individuals. Since 2005, ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme Office (TTPO) has been a partner in the competition and for the last four years has offered the €10 000 special ESA Innovation Prize.