ERC INSPIRATION ZONE

STEM EXHIBIT

An important part of the European Rover Challenge, which distinguishes this project from other such events held around the world, is a STEM exhibitor zone open to the general public. 

EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION: Q1-Q2 2024

Guided by the motto “we inspire a new generation,” for almost ten years now, we have been introducing the cosmos and the growing role of modern technologies in our lives to the general public. Shows, workshops and presentations prepared by our exhibitors are an integral part of this process.

What to expect?

Guided by the motto “we inspire a new generation,” for almost ten years now, we have been introducing.

Guided by the motto “we inspire a new generation,” for almost ten years now, we have been introducing.

Guided by the motto “we inspire a new generation,” for almost ten years now, we have been introducing.

Guided by the motto “we inspire a new generation,” for almost ten years now, we have been introducing.

Simulated Martian surface

The European Rover Challenge Marsyard is a unique installation designed by planetary geologists, inspired by a selected part of the Red Planet. Active volcanoes, impact craters, traces of water activity – these are just some of the elements of the track. The so-called Marsyard attracts the attention of scientists from around the world because of its faithful reproduction of Martian geological processes.

Our Marsyard showcases processes that shape the landscape of the Red Planet: we create a complex geological puzzle consisting of numerous impact craters, dunes, dry river valleys, and various volcanic features that very few people can solve. To make things even more absurdly complicated, our Marsyard is different each year and represents a distinct region of the Red Planet.
Anna Losiak, Ph.D.
ERC Chief Science Officer

2023 EDITION

Participant lineup

2023 IN NUMBERS

88

REGISTERED TEAMS

22

COUNTRIES

EUROPE / 48 TEAMS

ASIA / 30 TEAMS

NORTH AMERICA / 5 TEAMS

AFRICA / 3 TEAMS

SOUTH AMERICA / 2 TEAMS

Shaping the new generation

The ERC is a thrilling spectacle that showcases the best of the best in planetary exploration. With tasks designed to replicate the challenges faced by real-life rovers on Mars and the Moon, it’s a chance for the new generation of engineers to demonstrate their skills and creativity on a global stage under the watchful eye of leading industry experts and space agencies’ deputies.

Participation in the event enables competitors to meet with the world’s most prominent institutions’ experts from NASA, European Space Agency, EUSPA, German Aerospace Center (DLR), International Space University, and International Astronautical Federation, and furthermore validate their business ideas with leading companies in the European space sector, such as Thales Alenia Space, Airbus, and GMV.

More information

Competitor Zone

Registration details, official rulebook & guidelines, Q&As with the jury & much more! Visit the ERC Competitor Zone and find out how you can participate in the competition.

ERC Teams

Find out more about the Teams that take part in the rover challenge each year and follow their path to victory!

ERC Certification

Participating in the ERC competition and obtaining the certification involves rigorous preparation and continuous learning.