What is SysNova?
The SysNova initiative is a technology assessment scheme using 'technology challenges' and competition to survey a comparatively large number of alternative solutions. It promotes joint studies by academic and industrial institutions across ESA Member States in the exploratory phase of new topics.
This competition gives industry and universities the opportunity to work and develop their solutions in a field that is the cutting edge of technology par excellence.
Every year a few topics of relevance to the exploration of potential technology needs beyond current ESA programmes are proposed under ESA's Discovery and Preparation activities. Teams composed by people from the academic, research and industry fields can submit their proposals and compete for a final prize.