Asia Challenge

PRIZE 2018

The 2018 prize description will follow soon. In 2017, the finalists in the Asia Regional Prize, the Challenge, received:

  • Access to the ESNC and compete amongst the best for cash & sponsorship prizes
  • A travel grant to attend the ESNC Awards Ceremony 2017 in Europe and the Challenge Ceremony in Asia
  • Business coaching from globally renowned GNSS & industry experts
  • Presentation opportunity during a Industry Seminar
  • Opportunity to meet GNSS industry partners from Europe and Asia


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  • Region

    There are thousands of ways to use satellite navigation – which one is yours?

    Asia is a key region for GNSS in many ways. Firstly, the Asia-Pacific rim is a hotspot for satellite signal reception and is likely to be at the forefront of multi-constellation (multi-GNSS) usage, which will result in increased accuracy, availability, and reliability for the fast-growing population of GNSS users in Asia. Furthermore, Asia is the manufacturing hub of GNSS downstream equipment, chipsets, and receivers and home to some of the most innovative technology companies. Many Asian companies are increasingly taking key positions along the GNSS value chain, and several countries in the region are starting to produce significant amounts of locally developed innovations. Multinational companies have recognised this blooming sector and are investing heavily in local R&D, turning Asia into a powerhouse of innovative advancement. In light of the favourable economic growth prospects for the majority of countries in emerging Asia, the region’s overall growth momentum remains robust, offering countless new short- and long-term opportunities for increased international cooperation and trade.

  • Regional Organisers provides a comprehensive range of hands-on support services to the GNSS industry in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

    These are designed to aid the sector in developing mutually beneficial commercial activities and establishing concrete industrial collaborations. and its partners also represent the platform and the GNSS industry at several key GNSS events across Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, organises its own dedicated GNSS seminars, workshops, round-table conferences, and thematic events, which offer unique opportunities for companies to benefit from cross-continental matchmaking services, establish contacts with local stakeholders, and explore or expand partnership opportunities.

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    SpaceTec Partners

    SpaceTec Partners is a unique boutique consultancy with in-depth expertise of the space applications sector.

    Based in Munich and Brussels, SpaceTec Partners advises several European institutions and entities and is specialised in venture capital activities, the coaching of startup companies and consulting, with a major focus on Navigation, GeoData and Earth observation activities.

  • Regional Partners Consortium

    The consortium brings together key European and Asian organisations that have long-standing experience in fostering EU-Asia industrial cooperations and a proven track record in supporting GNSS activities.

    The consortium works in close collaboration with prominent companies, industry associations, and research organisations and has access to a broad network of GNSS stakeholders across the Asia-Pacific region and Europe.

    EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation

    The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation is a joint-venture, co-financed by the European Commission / DG Grow and the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI).

    The joint venture aims at promoting all forms of industrial, trade and investment cooperation between the European Union and Japan, technological capacity building and contributing to strengthening the competitiveness of the European industry with Japan.

    Institute for Positioning, Navigation and Timing (IPNT)

    The Institute for Positioning Navigation and Timing (IPNT) has made significant contributions to academics as well as industries in the field of GNSS.

    The IPNT was established in Seoul, Korea with support from the Korean GNSS Technical Council.

    Investment, Innovation & Research Alliance (IIRA)

    IIRA, the Investment, Innovation & Research Alliance facilitates and supports the research and innovation ecosystem.

    IIRA, the Investment, Innovation & Research Alliance facilitates and supports the research and innovation ecosystem through a holistic approach to investment, innovation systems and collaborative research. The alliance is advising renowned organisations including the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the German Federal Ministry of Education & Research, and several leading players from industry.

    European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC)

    The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC) was founded with the goal of establishing a common voice for the various business sectors of the European Union and European businesses operating in China.

    It is a members-driven, non-profit, fee-based organisation with a core structure of 25 Working Groups and 11 Fora representing European business in China.

    European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan

    The European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) promotes the interests of European companies operating in Taiwan.

    The ECCT promotes these interests through proactive engagement with government and institutions and by providing a platform for business networking and development opportunities.

    Multi-GNSS Asia

    Multi-GNSS Asia (MGA) is an organisation whose aim is to promote multi-GNSS utilisation and applications in the Asia and Oceania region.

    The Multi-GNSS Asia (MGA) community was established as an international organisation to promote the research and industrial activities in these areas under the leadership of JAXA, Japan. Nowadays, the MGA community is moving forward to the next step for further developments of the ground applications and industrial activities as well as basic researches using multi GNSS.


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Mr Rainer Horn
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