MyGalileoDrone

The aim of the contest is to design, develop, test and prepare for commercial launch a drone-based application and/or service able to provide a position and/or time fix by using Galileo-enabled receiver.

Galileo can be used on the drone, smartphone app, payload, or in any other device supporting the Galileo drone application.

THE CHALLENGE
Each participating team shall propose an application targeting one of the following development areas:
Urban air mobility
Personal transportation services in urban areas, in the longer term
Parcel delivery & eCommerce
Drones supporting package delivery, as support to post services or transport of goods, from warehouses to dedicated landing site, or to recipients (customer’s home in urban environment) in the longer term.
Infrastructure, Inspection
Power grid, transport network energy distribution, solar panels inspection, offshore platforms, wind farms, etc.
Leisure
Toys, aero-modelling, self-tracking/filming drones (first person view), drone racing, etc.
Maritime surveillance
Provision of a situational awareness in maritime areas through long-endurance drones.
Agriculture
Precision agriculture, crop/field/soil monitoring, variable rate applications, livestock tracking, insurance, forest monitoring & management, etc.
Surveying
Cadastral surveying, mining, marine surveying, GIS, photogrammetry, etc.
Emergency management
Support to SAR (Search and Rescue) operations, firefighting, other natural disaster monitoring (e.g. floods, forest fires, earthquakes, etc), patrol, security, etc.
Scientific applications
Meteorological monitoring, atmospheric measurements, swarm techniques, general R&D, etc.
Traffic Management
Flight planning, tracking, assistance to deconfliction, separation, surveillance, traffic information, capacity management, interface with ATC and manned aviation
U-Space services
Applications supporting e-identification, geoawareness, geofencing, operation planning, detect and avoid, incident reporting as well as other supporting future drone operations.
Other applications
Calibration of aviation nav-aids, asset management, advertisement, marketing, entertainment, etc.

The innovation areas are based on the EU priorities below

                           

 

 

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Please make sure you read the Terms of Reference here for requirements specifications and duly complete all the forms before submitting your application.

The Corrigendum #1 on the extension of the competition's deadline is available here.

Clarification note #1 is available here.

Clarification note #2 is available here.

Clarification note #3 is avalable here.

Clarification note #4 is available here.

Clarification note #5 is available here.

PRIZES

There are 4 prizes for a total of €230.000 awarded as follow: 

  • 1st Prize: €100.000
  • 2nd Prize: €60.000
  • 3rd Prize: €40.000
  • 4th Prize: €30.000

AWARD CRITERIA 

The following criteria will be considered for the assessment of the projects along the three steps of the contest: 

  • Innovation (0-5): Is this kind of application or service not yet available on the market? Is the application technologically advanced (e.g. using multi-frequency, innovative algorithms)?
  • Market potential (0-5): Is this application / service sellable after repackaging this idea into a real service? Is there a potential market demand/customer base for this product? 
  • Galileo-relevance (0-5): Is the application / service making use of Galileo? Is the increased accuracy offered by Galileo relevant for the application? Is the increased robustness provided by multi-constellation / multi- frequency relevant for the application? 
  • Technical feasibility and service readiness (0-5): What is the level of progress since the start of the contest? Has the required level of completion for the phase been fully achieved?1 Is the applications/service ready to be delivered in the market?
  • Address regional development needs (0-5): Does the solution address needs of regional markets or improve the offer available in regional markets for the services proposed to be provided by the drone-based solution? In case additional authorisation are needed from the relevant national authority, are they identified and is the plan to achieve them credible?

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • 1. Please note that these questions will be relevant only for the 2nd phase and finals

Teams

Mentors

Partners

TIMELINE
17 July 2020
Announcement of the Competition
4 Aug. 2020
Information Webinar #1. You can view the presentation and watch the recording. The clarification note #1 can be found here.
17 Aug. 2020
Information Webinar #2. You can view the presentation here and watch the recording here. The clarification note #2 can be found here.
1 Sept. 2020
Wrap up Webinar. You can view the presentation here and watch the recording of the webinar here. The clarification note #3 can be found here.
15 Sept. 2020
Phase 1 submission deadline: Ideas
30 Sept. 2020
Phase 1: Evaluation and Announcement of teams to proceed to development phase 
30 Nov. 2020
Phase 2 App/Service Development with submission of prototypes/demonstrators
15 Dec. 2020
Evaluation Phase 2 and announcement of selected teams to proceed to Finals
28 Jan. 2021
Competition Final