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16 Oct 2019

DA-Group is a partner in the Galileo Innovation Challenge event


Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom organizes the Galileo Innovation Challenge hackathon on November 29 – December 1, 2019, at its premises in Kumpula, Helsinki. In addition to DA-Group, the partners are European Global Navigation Systems Agency (GSA) and u-blox.

Galileo is Europe’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), created by the European Union through the European GNSS Agency (GSA). Galileo provides improved positioning and timing information with significant positive implications for many European services and users.

View the video (2:09 min.) of DA-Group's challenge "Can you identify interference?"
Pre-challenge webinar for the contestants can be seen from this link.

European Union invested heavily in the GNSS with the aim to provide European citizens a highly precise and accurate positioning, independent of other nations’ systems. The €10 billion project, named after the renowned astronomer Galileo, went live in 2016 with 28 satellites currently in orbit and supported more than 1 billion smartphones, not to mention other devices.

The European stakeholders’ objective is to promote innovative ideas and to develop applications for the exploitation of Galileo GNSS. The upcoming Galileo Innovation Challenge (GIC) in Helsinki brings together top mentors from the GNSS field, valuable prizes and an once-in-a-lifetime experience to embark on the Galileo era. Traficom, GSA, u-blox and DA-Group invite all interested parties to join the GIC hackathon to explore the innovations that are made possible by the enhanced performance of Galileo.


In the GIC hackathon, three challenges are presented for the participating teams.

Join this truly exciting hackathon and register here: https://ultrahack.org/login
More information: https://ultrahack.org/galileoinnovationchallenge

European Space Week, December 3–5, 2019, Helsinki

The European Space Week is the leading event for the European space programs in 2019. It brings together business, policy-makers, international experts and the space application user community. The event will present first-hand insights into the European Union’s Space Programs Copernicus and Galileo and updates on the New Space Economy. More information: https://euspaceweek.mci-events.eu/


Also the GIC hackathon by Traficom runs under the umbrella of European Space Week. The winners will showcase their innovations at the European Space Week to policy makers, international space experts and community.

More information of the GIC hackathon:

Martti Helamaa
Engineering Director, DA-Group
Tel: +358 50 357 3658
martti.helamaa@da-group.fi


DA-Group participates also in the Geographic Information Market – the GIS Expo

November 18 – 19, 2019, Messukeskus Siipi Conference Center, Helsinki


Geographic Information Market is the most important trade fair of the geographic information sector. It is annually organized by the National Land Survey of Finland. The expo brings together top experts in the field of geographic information and presents the innovated solutions, products and services of the sector.

DA-Group showcases iSNS – Immune Satellite Navigation System –
made in Finland by DA-Group, powered by Elisra Combat Proven Technology

iSNS has an operationally proven capacity to provide reliable, non-stop GNSS operation providing comprehensive immunity to interference over extensive geographical areas for multiple satellite channels, handling multiple interfering signals or jammers that operate on concurrent frequencies. iSNS is compatible with all types of GNSS systems, without prior knowledge of the locations of GNSS satellite or GNSS receiver antenna. Modular and customizable, iSNS is designed for a wide variety of land, sea and airborne applications, in the defence and in other governmental areas. Its small footprint enables installation into new or existing compact platforms.

Welcome to visit DA-Group at our stand B6!


Kristian Tornivaara
Chief Business Development Officer, Defence
+358 500 515 007
kristian.tornivaara@da-group.fi


 

 
 

 

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