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GENIUS - GNSS Education Network for Industry and Universities

The GNSS Education Network for Industry and UniversitieS (GENIUS) project is concentrating on forging strong links between the GNSS applications industry and universities and research institutes.

The general objectives of this project are to strengthen GNSS research and education programmes and to foster cooperation between research and business.

To meet these objectives, the institute is mainly involved in the following activities:

  • GNSS PhD Summit
    The insitute was responsible to organise a PhD Summit in 2012 and 2013 in Munich on campus of UniBwM. It is a two day conference and is conceived for PhD students doing their PhD thesis in the field of satellite-based navigation/GNSS and offers the opportunity to present own ideas and findings and discuss it with faculty members and peers on an international platform. Additional benefits are the possibility for own networking at an early stage of the career and to get in touch with other students and faculty members from all over Europe working on a similar field.
  • PhD Scholarships
    The aim of this activitiy is to build connections with industry and to provide a mechanism for technology transfer between academia and industry.
  • Extension of the ESNC University Challenge
    This activity aims at increasing the participation of universities entering the ESNC and focusses the promotion of the challenge at six universities. The university challenge special topic prize of the ESNC will be used as a valuable tool for innovation and entrpreneurship. It will assist the transfer of technology from academia to the commerical domain. The institute contributes to this activity by organising a related workshop and by promoting the University Challenge in general.
  • Satellite Navigation University Network (SUN)
    The Satellite Navigation University Network was founded to link providers of Satellite Navigation university education with their expertise with each other, with students as well as representatives from industry and politics. The institute as a member of the SUN Board is responsible for the management of the SUN activities, including the communication and promotion via the SUN website, funding for PhD and Master students and general management tasks. More details are available on


Further information on the project GENIUS can be found on the project website.


Funded by:




Kristina Kudlich

European Commission/European GNSS Agency (GSA) under the FP7

January 2012 - January 2015


University of Nottingham (United Kingdom), Polytecnico di Torino (Italia), Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile (France), Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (Germany), Instituto Superiore Mario Boella (Italy), Institut Superiéur de l'Aéronatique et de l'Espace (France), Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain), Danish GPS Center (Denmark)