The absolute highlight of the ESNC edition 2016 was celebrated in Madrid on 25 October: Europe's most unique GNSS-based applications and solutions were honoured at the festive Awards Ceremony. Our gratitude goes out to all participants making this year's ESNC another highlight of accelerating the European innovation network for satellite navigation. Special thanks go out to all our dedicated partners who contributed to the success story of the ESNC. We are proud to present this year's winners to you! Enjoy the pioneering ideas for a better future based on GNSS.

We look forward to seeing the winners' businesses boost and to have you in the ESNC 2017 edition!

Your ESNC Team
ESNC Winner 2016: One Step Ahead of the Civilian Drone Market

We are happy to announce the Overall Winner of the ESNC 2016: GNSS-based UAV Monitoring System for Airfields using Passive Radar Observations (GUAPO). The team's cutting-edge civilian UAV system based on GNSS aims at monitoring sensitive areas and also major public events in terms of security. Check out the Overall Winner's outstanding idea. More
EGNOS is here, Galileo is coming

''Downstream entrepreneurs and start-ups play an important role. They are the ones bringing EGNOS and Galileo down to earth through the applications they develop. This is where the European Navigation Satellite Competition (ESNC) plays a crucial role.'' Matthias Petschke, Director for the European Satellite Navigation Programmes of the European Commission. More

Overall Ranking: 2nd place
Special Prize Winner GSA

Drones2GNSS - the Future of Surveying: UAV-assisted GNSS Positioning in Obstructed Environments
Achilles Tripolitsiotis, Asst Prof Panagiotis Partsinevelos, Prof Stelios Mertikas

Overall Ranking: 2nd place
Regional Prize Winner Catalonia/ Spain

Kowat - Biomimetic Drones and Fear as an Ecological Method of Pest Control
Paco Morente, Jesús David Morente, Pablo Ibáñez, Matilde Bellido Rubiales

Overall Ranking: 3rd place
Special Prize Winner ESA space solutions® Prize

Blubel - SatNav in a Connected Bicycle Bell
Sasha Afanasieva, Alessio Nunzi
The 2016 Special Prize Winners

GSA
Drones2GNSS - the Future of Surveying: UAV-assisted GNSS Positioning in Obstructed Environments
Achilles Tripolitsiotis, Asst Prof Panagiotis Partsinevelos, Prof Stelios Mertikas

ESA space solutions® Prize
Blubel - SatNav in a Connected Bicycle Bell
Sasha Afanasieva, Alessio Nunzi

DLR
Augmented Crane Navigation System (ACNS)
Piotr Krystek

BMVI
GRIPPA - A PRS-enabled Smartphone Sleeve for Critical Applications
Dr Mark Dumville, Ben Wales, Dr Luis Enrique Aguado, Dr Nigel Davies, Richard Bowden, Kevin Adams, Daniel Boulton, Matthew Jones

Xunta de Galicia
CANARD - Calibration of Air Navigation Safety Beacons with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Rafael Aguado, Juan Díaz, Jorge Gómez, Ana Pérez

BELS
ATTracT - Autism Trigger, Tracking and Trace
Dr Noordin Ahmad, Ooi Wei Han, Shahrizal Ide Moslin, Helmi Kadir, Norhan Mat Yusoff, Muhammad Firdaus Mat Ghani

University Challenge
Message in a Bubble (MiaB): Pinpoint the Present, Empower the Future
Asst Prof Panagiotis Partsinevelos, Nikos Afentakis & Senselab Research Team

GNSS Living Lab
GoWalk - 'Fitbit' for Elderly People to Keep them Independent and Healthy
Luke Robinson, Michael Castle
The 2016 Regional Prize Winners

Andalucia / Spain
ManySafe.Pin: Ecological, Customisable, Autonomous GPS with Global Reach - and No Battery
Irene Franco Freire, Miguel Ángel Ledo Loyola

Asia
Digital Media Convergence and Drone Video Capturing with Social Networking - Sharing & Profiting
Austin Cheng-Yun Tsai, Dr Tsung-Hsun Tsai, Amy Hsin-Yi Lai, Jasmine Cheng-Jin Tsai, Dr Frank Chee-Da Tsai

Austria
Intelligent Drone Rescue System
Markus Manninger, Andreas Ploier, Azra Todoric

Baden-Württemberg / Germany
Civil engineering 3D+ guide
Rainer Schrode, Ulrike Nohlen, Dr Alexander Beetz

Basque Country / Spain
Position-based Automatic Rail Track Monitoring System (PARTS)
Mikel Beltrán, Igor Latasa

Bavaria / Germany
Night Vision - An App That Increases Visibility
Hartmut Runge

Catalonia / Spain
Kowat - Biomimetic Drones and Fear as an Ecological Method of Pest Control
Paco Morente, Jesús David Morente, Pablo Ibáñez, Matilde Bellido Rubiales

Czech Republic
MoveLight: GNSS-enabled Platform for Light Personal Mobility
Michal Jakob, Jan Hrnèíø, Pavol Žilecký, Jan Nykl

Flanders / Belgium
Faver: Enabling Strangers to Do Each Other Favours for Rewards Based on Their Location
Olivier Dinet, Przemys³aw Szurmak, Mateusz Koślacz, Larissa Goethals

France
Pokemon Biodiv - Discover and Preserve Biodiversity
Charles Moszkowicz, Jean-Charles Simonin

Galicia / Spain
GNSS-Assisted Drone Landing System
Manuel García Sánchez, Daniel Gómez Pérez

Hesse / Germany
ISOCollect: Predictive Waste Collection Optimisation with Innovative Fill-Level Monitoring & Smart Routes
Matthias Siegel, Wolfgang Armbruster

Ireland
I.O.T.A.P., the Internet of Things and People by Farmflo
Dan O`Donoghue, Richard Fairman

Israel
Optibus OnTime™ - Reacting to Bus Delays BEFORE they Impact Passengers
Gady Shlasky, Yossi Aloni

Lithuania
Electromagnetic Compatibility Measurements Using Very Light Hardware on a Drone
Dr Saulius Rudys, Aleksej Kaminskij, Dr Domantas Brucas

Madrid / Spain
DRONE HOPPER - Extinguishing Wildfires, Spraying Crops
Pablo Flores

the Netherlands
Crowdsourced Surface Elevation Mapping Through Gamification
Jeroen Derriks, Ingrid van Namen

Norway
BIRDEYE - Visual UAV Communication / Pilot Support with Integrated Satellite Navigation and Networking
Dr Harald Skinnemoen, Magnus Vikstrřm, Mete Cakman, Ivan Milecevic, Dan Richard Isdahl-Eng

Poland
Safe Airspace Sharing Between Manned and Unmanned Airborne Vehicles
Rafał Osypiuk, Mateusz Spychała

Romania
AwareAnywhere - Nowcasting and Localised Response Force Mobilisation
Titus Balan, Dan Robu, Florin Sandu

Sweden
Positioned Production and Management
Therese Öhman

Switzerland
SPREE: A Spoofing-Resistant GNSS Receiver
Dr Aanjhan Ranganathan, Hildur Olafsdottir, Prof Dr Srdjan Capkun

United Kingdom
GNSS-based UAV Monitoring System for Airfields using Passive Radar Observations (GUAPO)
Dr Carmine Clemente, Domenico Gaglione, Christos Ilioudis

Valencian Community / Spain
Handling Stations Network for UAS Applications
Ricardo Verdeguer Moreno, Hilario Pinedo Puig
ESNC 2016 - The Results

Browse through the 13th edition of the ESNC results brochure and learn more about this year's brilliant winners of the various challenges and their pioneering ideas. Discover the unique ESNC innovation network and obtain information on the comprehensive statistics. More
Become a partner for the ESNC 2017 edition

The ESNC is supported by more than 160 international partners comprising key European GNSS stakeholders, leading universities, and over 20 regions worldwide. Position yourself and get access to a truly unique network of innovation and expertise incl. industry, governmental, and research. Interested? Find out how to benefit as a partner. More
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