December 18, 2014
Following demand from several companies and research groups, HISPASAT has decided to accept work submitted up to the 28th of February, 2015.
Spanish satellite telecommunications operator, HISPASAT, has decided to extend the deadline for submitting work to its prize for Best Innovation Project in the satellite communication field, created in June to mark its 25th anniversary. The new deadline is set for the 28th of February, 2015.
This decision corresponds to a series of requests received from companies and research groups alike, asking that the deadline for submitting work be extended. In order to prevent unfair advantage and enable all entrants to benefit from the extended call, HISPASAT shall invite all those who already submitted their work prior to these amended conditions, ratified before a notary, to make any changes or improvements they deem appropriate.
The prize is open to all entries from both academic and industrial backgrounds, offering a solid, innovative, satellite telecommunications project, which may be applied to and constitutes a useful improvement in any satellite communications related field, concerning carrying capacity, flight systems or the on ground sector, for example. The winning entrant will be awarded €12,000, whilst the finalist will receive €5000. Both will also be awarded with an accrediting certificate.
HISPASAT Group is composed of companies with a foothold in Spain as well as in Latin America, where its Brazilian affiliate HISPAMAR sells its services. The Group is a world leader in the distribution and broadcasting of Spanish and Portuguese content, and its satellite fleet is used by important direct-to-home television (DTH) and high-definition television (HDTV) digital platforms. HISPASAT is one of the world's largest companies in terms of revenue in its sector, and the main communications bridge between Europe and the Americas.