New Opportunities, New Applications, New Benefits
The 3rd call for proposals for GNSS research and development under the EU’s 7th Framework Programme (FP7) was published on 20 July 2010. € 30.5 million in funding is available now and another € 65 million will be available later via several calls for tender.
The Growing Galileo 2010 Information Day gave a first hand opportunity to discover the funding possibilities available under the FP7 and the specific focus of the 3rd call for proposals.
Growing Galileo 2010 provided a platform to:
- Learn from and build on what has been done in the development of new GNSS technologies and applications.
- Explore the current and projected needs in order to lay the foundations for the types of applications and technologies that EGNOS and Galileo will both require and make possible in the near future.
- Bring potential partners together that can complement each other’s ideas and expertise in order to form a successful project consortia.
Growing GALILEO 2010, Brussels
22 September 2010
Charlemagne Conference Centre
170 Rue de la Loi (Wetstraat), 1049 Brussels, Belgium
08:00 - 09:30 Registration and coffee
09:30 – 13:00
Alcide de Gasperi Room, floor 2
|09h30||Welcome||Heike Wieland, Acting Executive Director, GSA|
|09h35||Update on the European GNSS programmes and Overview
of the EU Action Plan on Global Navigation Satellite System
|Edgar Thielmann, Head of Unit, EU Satellite Navigation Programme Applications, Security, and International Aspects, European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry|
|10h00||Overview of GSA market development activities||Gian-Gherardo Calini, Head of the Market Development Department, GSA|
|10h20||Overview of GSA security activities||Olivier Crop, Head of the Security Department, GSA|
|10h35||Entrepreneurial Traits and success - What the ESA open sky technology fund (OSTF) is looking for||Bernd Geigner, Triangle Ventures|
|10h50||Update on the European Satellite Navigation Competition||Thorsten Rudolph, Managing Director, Anwendungszentrum
GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO)
|11h30||Testimonials from previous participants in FP7|
Overview of the open calls including:
|Boris Kennes, R&D and Market Monitoring Officer, GSA|
14:00 – 18:00 including 20' coffee break
- Topics presentations + Q&A
- Project ideas presentations
Alcide de Gasperi Room, floor 2
Lord Jenkins Room, floor 0
III Horizontal Activities
Sicco Mansholt Room, floor 0
|14h00||Networks of excellence with universities and research institutes and user fora||Reinhard Blasi, Market Development Officer, EDAS, GSA|
|14h30||International activities||Jean-Yves Roger, Policy Officer, European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry|
|15h00||Mission evolution studies||Werner Enderle, Policy Officer, European Commission, DG Enterprise and industry|
|Reinhard Blasi, GSA
Jean-Yves Roger, EC
Werner Enderle, EC
|16h15||Presentations of Project Ideas by potential coordinators|
Funding your satellite navigation applications and technologies
The 7th Framework Programme (FP7) for research and development is the European Union’s main instrument for funding research in Europe in the period 2007-2013. FP7 provides support to R&D and innovation on GNSS to accelerate the European market for satellite navigation applications, creating opportunities for European industry. The Galileo FP7 strategic objectives are to create economic value, achieve public benefits, and increase the competitiveness of European industry through the acceleration of downstream satellite navigation markets.
On the 20th of July 2010 the EU launched a series of calls for proposals for a total of € 30.5 million covering eight topics in the area of satellite navigation. Acting under powers delegated by the European Commission, the GSA will be responsible for managing most of the available budget.
As with the previous two calls, the emphasis will be on mature and commercially viable research with an immediate impact on the market. The EU is open to innovative ideas from the market and especially welcomes proposals from small companies and newcomers to the Framework Programmes.
Key characteristics of the call for proposals
- 8 GNSS topics are open
- € 30. 5 million of funding is available
- 2-stage evaluation for the "SME Topic", single stage for all other topics
- Funding level for RTD activities: 60 % for SMEs and R&D institutes, 40 % for large companies
- Classified proposals accepted
- SME stage-1: 5 October 2010
- SME stage-2: 13 January 2011
- All other topics: 16 December 2010
- Evaluation feedback: end of February 2011
- Project start: end of April 2011