Design, develop, successfully test and commercially launch a mobile application for smartphones using the Galileo positioning system. That is the objective of the three-round MyGalileoApp competition announced by the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency in Prague. The competition is available to mobile-application developers, entrepreneurs, students, researchers and all enthusiasts who enjoy challenges.
Individuals and teams with a maximum of seven members can register in the competition. The goal is to design an innovative application focused on the area of smart navigation; augmented reality and games; geomarketing and advertising; fitness, sport and mHealth; enterprise applications; social networking; mapping, GIS and agriculture; automated mobility; aviation; drones; or finance. The application should be able to function on both Android and iOS operating systems. GSA is accepting competition entries until 28 March 2019.
The expert jury will subsequently evaluate the innovativeness, market potential, relevance for Galileo and technical feasibility of the registered designs. It will then select the thirty most successful teams for advancement to the second round, in which they will develop a beta version of their applications over the course of two months, during which they will have access to experienced mentors.
At the end of June 2019, the jury will again assess the development teams’ work and send ten finalists with viable concepts to the final phase of the competition. The final will take place in September 2019. The grand-prize winner of the MyGalileoApp competition will receive EUR 100,000, with the second- and third-place winners receiving EUR 50,000 and EUR 30,000, respectively.
CzechInvest is a partner of the competition.
More information of the competition is available at www.gsa.europa.eu/mygalileoapp.
Galileo is the autonomous European Global Navigation Satellite System, which should be similar to the American Navstar GPS and Russian GLONASS systems. Unlike its American and Russian counterparts, Galileo is used exclusively for civilian purposes. The system should be fully functional in 2020.