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The winning start-ups selected in a previous IMPACT Open Call

IMPACT Connected Car second call now open

16 August 2018
The IMPACT Accelerator is offering up to €2.1 million plus acceleration services to the best companies and start-ups in the connected vehicle industry in the second and final open call of its IMPACT Connected Car programme.
To use the system, all one has to do is mount the ARGONAUT multi-constellation receiver onto the drone

Accurate, affordable geo-location for drones

14 August 2018
The ARGONAUT project is making low-cost, high-precision GNSS receivers a viable option for all drone operators.
Much of Galileo’s early success is the result of intense cooperation between the GSA and private GNSS chip and receiver manufacturers and service providers.

EU citizens and businesses already benefiting from Galileo

09 August 2018
Following last week’s successful launch of four new Galileo satellites from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, representatives of leading industry that have adopted Galileo held a special press briefing for journalists from across the Continent.
The event will inform about space opportunities in Horizon 2020 and beyond.

GSA to host H2020 Information Day in Prague

07 August 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the H2020 Space NCP Network COSMOS2020 are organising a Horizon 2020 International Space Information Day and Brokerage Event at the GSA’s Prague headquarters on 11-12 October 2018.
ERL Emergency 2019 is targeting autonomous capabilities and seamless navigation for emergency robotic systems

ERL Emergency 2019 – robots to the rescue!

02 August 2018
In emergency situations, robotic systems play a key role in providing rescue teams with remote access to an emergency site. The ERL Emergency Local Tournament 2019 aims to foster advanced developments of autonomous capabilities and seamless navigation for emergency robotic systems.
The H2020-SPACE-EGNSS-2019 Call is set to open in October 2018

EGNSS funding opportunities – what’s on offer?

01 August 2018
With four topics under the Horizon 2020 EGNSS MARKET UPTAKE 2019 call for proposals set to open on 16 October 2018, now is a good time to take a look at the many EU R&D funding opportunities that the GNSS community can take advantage of.
ESNC has over EUR 1 million in prizes in more than 20 challenge categories!

ESNC 2018 – only one week to go!

27 July 2018
There is only one week left to enter for this year’s European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC). Register your idea for an innovative and marketable European GNSS (EGNSS) application by August 6 for a chance to win great prizes!
Volvo is the first car maker to integrate eCall system with Galileo capabilities. ©Volvo Cars

eCall satellite navigation certified for first European customers

26 July 2018
Following the April 1 entry into force of the European eCall regulation, requiring all new car and light van types sold in the EU to be fitted with the emergency systems, Swedish automobile manufacturer Volvo Cars has taken the lead as the first car-maker to equip its vehicles with eCall.
The successful launch of 4 satellites brings Galileo one step closer to full operational capacity, expected in 2020

Galileo quartet successfully launched from Kourou

26 July 2018
Four new Galileo satellites were successfully launched from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana on July 25, bringing the constellation to a total of 26 satellites, thereby enabling the provision of a more precise signal across a range of services.

Act in Space: Geospinner takes this year’s Geekie Award

19 July 2018
Geospinner, a geocaching application in which players search for location-aware caches, was declared the winner of the GSA’s Geekie Award at this year’s Act in Space hackathon, which saw entrepreneurs, students, job seekers, developers and other creative minds come together on May 25-26 for the 3rd edition of the contest.
MAGNIFIC demonstrated the benefits of EGNSS to African stakeholders. ©Panorama

GSA-funded project delivering MAGNIFIC results in Africa

16 July 2018
The MAGNIFIC project promoted international cooperation with a view to enabling the development of EGNSS applications in Africa. Several months after the project ended it is continuing to deliver results, as indicated by a recent contract signed by Togo and Thales Alenia Space to install a new search and rescue (SAR) ground station in Lomé.
EC Deputy Director General Pierre Delsaux, UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed, UNOOSA Director Simonetta Di Pippo  and GSA Executive Director Carlo des Dorides at the My Planet, My Future exhibition in New York

EU space programmes centre stage at UN SDG event

13 July 2018
The contribution of Europe’s space programmes Galileo and Copernicus in building sustainable and resilient societies was in focus at the ‘My Planet, My Future: Space for the Sustainable Development Goals’ exhibition, launched at United Nations HQ in New York on July 10 and set to run until September 5.
ESNC awards applications, services and ideas that use Galileo data to respond to challenges faced by business and society

ESNC 2018 – only 3 weeks left to enter!

11 July 2018
The deadline to enter for this year’s European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) is July 31. So, if you have an idea for an innovative and marketable European GNSS (EGNSS) application, you only have three weeks left to register and be eligible to win great prizes!
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ESNC webinars by GSA: EGNSS in LBS and how to use Galileo data

02 July 2018
The European GNSS agency (GSA) is organising two EGNSS webinars in July. The first, on July 4, covers how to use Galileo data in your daily life, while the second, to be held on July 12, shows how Location Based Services can benefit from the high accuracy, integrity and security provided by EGNSS.
The EU Space Programmes Hackathon is a great opportunity to showcase skills and win great prizes!

Space for your App Hackathon – don’t miss out!

02 July 2018
Experts and developers interested in shaping the future of Earth Observation (EO), location-based services (LBS) and the Internet of Things (IoT) will be heading to Padua, Italy on 24-26 October 2018, to take part in the 2nd EU Space Programmes Hackathon. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to showcase your skills, gain a competitive advantage for your future projects and win great prizes.