Over 270 proposals have been registered in Horizon 2020’s first call for Applications in Satellite Navigation.
As Horizon 2020’s first call for Applications in Satellite Navigation came to a close on 3 April 2014, over 270 proposals were registered . These registrations involved over 1100 partners and coordinators located across 59 different countries. Submissions covered all four of the call’s topic areas:
• EGNSS applications (Galileo – 1- 2014)
• Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) based EGNSS applications (Galileo-2-2014)
• Releasing the potential of EGNSS applications through international cooperation (Galileo-3-2014)
• EGNSS awareness raising, capacity building and/ or promotion activities, inside or outside of the European Union (Galileo-4-2014).
EU space research is identified by Horizon 2020 as one of Europe's 'key industrial technologies' highlighting its potential for EU innovation and competitiveness and is supported under the Horizon 2020 heading "Industrial Leadership".
All submissions will now move into the evaluation phase of the process. Each submission will be given scores for excellence, impact, and quality and efficiency of implementation using the Standard Evaluation Criteria.
First, submissions will be checked to ensure they are admissible and eligible for evaluation. If the submission passes this initial step, they move to the evaluation phase.
The evaluation process begins with an individual expert, who gives the submission a score for each criterion with explanatory comments. All comments are communicated to coordinators via the Participant Portal’s Evaluation Summary Report (ESR).
Following the individual evaluation, an expert will join other experts who have evaluated the same proposal in a Consensus Group. With the assistance of a moderator, who is typically a Commission official, the Group seeks a consensus and ensures that each proposal is fairly evaluated.
If there is insufficient funding to award grants to all qualifying proposals, the evaluation process will utilize a review panel. The panel is comprised of experts from consensus groups and/or new experts, who will reevaluate submissions and, if necessary, propose a new set of marks, revise comments and resolve cases where evaluators were unable to agree. If necessary, the Commission can arrange hearings for further evaluation.
After the evaluation and before notification of the results, the Commission reviews all results and puts together a final ranking list.
All submissions will be informed of the evaluation results. However, a positive result does not constitute a confirmed offer of a grant but that the project is invited to prepare a formal request for a grant.
More detailed information on the evaluation and selection process can be found here.
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