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THE CONTEST

The EGNSS Innovative Ideas Contest is organized by the UKRAINE project - UKraine Replication, Awareness and INnovation based on EGNSS - part of the Horizon 2020 Program.

The Contest is aimed at the development and popularization of applications using EGNSS (European Global Navigation Satellite Systems) in Ukraine and is a part of International Festival of Innovative Projects "Sikorsky Challenge"

Timeline

15 April – 1 August 2015 - Contest entries will be accepted via the official application form located here.
1 - 31 August 2015 - Qualified entries will be evaluated by the Organizing Committee which will choose the projects to proceed to the final selection round.
7 September 2015 - The list of successful finalists will be published on the UKRAINE project website.
16 September 2015 – Finalists will present their proposals at a free public event in the Center of Innovative Entrepreneurship at National Technical University of Ukraine Kiev Polytechnic Institute (NTUU-KPI) and the three winners will be chosen. Selected finalists will be invited to Final Stage in the Sikorsky Challenge 2015 Festival of Innovation Projects.
14 October 2015 - The Sikorsky Challenge 2015 Festival of Innovation Projects will be held in the Center of Innovative Entrepreneurship at NTUU-KPI where selected finalists’ projects will be presented to investors and business angels and receive support from the Sikorsky Challenge Business Incubator.

Prizes

The first prize winner will receive a UKRAINE project grant for participation in the European Space Solutions conference, set to be held in 2016.
The top three winners will receive valuable electronic devices.
All finalists judged to have viable proposals will be invited to the Sikorsky Challenge 2015 Festival of Innovation Projects.
All finalists will be awarded certificates of contest participation.

Who is eligible to enter the contest?

• Students
• Graduates
• Researchers and staff of higher education institutions
• Creative teams of scientists and entrepreneurs
• Representatives of Ukrainian small and medium enterprises connected with satellite navigation systems
• Individuals

Teams integrating both Ukrainian and European Union participants are welcome!

Full contest rules

The contest rules are available here in Ukranian and English (excerpt of the rules)

Evaluation criteria of contest entries

• Innovative character of the idea or research
• Significance and market demand for developed proposal
• Originality of achieved results
• Existence of direct competitors or similar ideas on the market
• Scientific and technical approach: degree of complexity of tasks solved during research
• Scope of the projects, market segments, location the project is intended for
• Team, experience of its members, joint work on the proposal
• Commercial potential of the proposal, possibility of its development into business
• Prototypes – actual and/or design documentation
• Quality and level of presentation of the proposal

Organizing Committee

37, Peremogy Ave
Building 6 - Off 235
Kiev 03056
Contact person: Roksolana Levitskaya
Tel: +38 (044) 454 99 67 / +38 (050) 301 89 14 /+38 (067) 576 04 05
Email: develop@spark.kpi.ua

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