Our start-up RideLink is 1st price winner of the Galileo Masters 2019 – former European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) – in the regional challenge of Hesse! Stefan Kaufmann was honoured on Wednesday, 4th December, in Helsinki. Second and third price went to RoadEO and OKAPI:Orbits. Xylene won the Galileo.Copernicus Synergy Challenge. "All in all it was a very successful competition for our participating teams", said Donata Pedrazzani, manager of the ESA BIC Hessen & Baden-Württemberg, based in Darmstadt.
RideLink will start its incubation at the ESA BIC in Darmstadt in 2020, developing the first automatic and retrofit e-call for motorcycles. The aim is to increase active and passive safety for motorcycle drivers in cooperation with the German insurance industry. RideLink detects an accident and sends the actual positioning data based on GNSS to the rescue center. RideLink also includes a break down service, an anti-theft detection as well as a routing and tracking app which advises the driver based on his driving behavior, the street and weather conditions. 
RideLink was among the first 10 best ideas of the international Galileo Masters.

The Galileo Masters Awards Ceremony took place in front of an international audience during the European Space Week 2019 in Helsinki, Finland. The overall winner of the Galileo Masters 
 is Aeroficial Intelligence from Austria, the overall winner of the Copernicus Masters is Green City Watch from the Netherlands.

2nd price winner of the Hesse Challenge is RoadEO from the ESA BIC Noordwijk. RoadEO is building a global road quality monitoring and prediction platform with the goal of reducing maintenance efforts and decreasing CO2 emissions while improving road comfort and safety. Galileo provides them improved accuracy and reliability.

3rd price went to OKAPI:Orbits. They will start its incubation at the ESA BIC Hessen & Baden-Württemberg in 2020. The startup is dedicated to make space travel more sustainable through a Collision Avoidance Software for satellites. The OKAPI:Orbits team is focused on creating innovative and efficient products to enable safe and secure satellite operations and seemless ground segment integration.

About Galileo Masters

The idea competition Galileo Masters – former European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) – annually awards the best services, products, and business ideas using satellite navigation in everyday life. Its mission is to spur the development of market-driven applications based on satellite navigation technologies. The competition is organized by AZO Anwendungszentrum Oberpfaffenhofen GmbH. cesah is Galileo Regional Partner and Copernicus Regional Associate. The Galileo Masters today is the leading network for satellite navigation.
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