The 4th Horizon 2020 EGNSS Call opened on October 16, with four topics that leverage EGNSS innovation to energise economic growth, foster digitisation and support environmental sustainability, particularly in Europe’s cities. So, let’s take a look at the many R&D funding opportunities available to the GNSS community within this call.
The 4th EGNSS-related call aims to foster the emergence of new innovative downstream applications based on Galileo and/or EGNOS and support the EU GNSS industry, SMEs, universities, research organisations and public bodies.
The specific challenge of the first topic of the call is to address the EGNSS applications fostering green, safe and smart mobility, with the objective of developing innovative EGNSS-based applications that lead to low-emission, safer, more cost-effective and higher performance mobility and transport solutions, responding to the growing mobility needs of people and goods.
Mass market and the environment
The second topic of the call addresses EGNSS applications fostering digitisation, and its main challenge is to develop EGNSS applications contributing to digitisation of products and services that will address major societal challenges in focus areas such as health, citizen safety, mobility, smart cities, sustainable resources monitoring and management and regional growth.
The third topic, on EGNSS applications fostering societal resilience and protecting the environment, aims to develop innovative EGNSS applications to support societal resilience, safeguard the wellbeing of EU citizens, improve emergency and disaster management as a response to climate-related natural and man-made disasters, and promote green growth.
Finally, the last topic of Awareness raising and capacity building, aims to build a mechanism to leverage EGNSS excellence, to provide opportunities to create networks of industrial relationships in Europe and globally, and facilitate EGNSS investments.
For more information on all of these calls, click here.
Horizon 2020 Info Day
Ahead of the call, the GSA together with the European Commission and COSMOS2020, the network of National Contact Points for Space, co-organised a Horizon 2020 International Space Information Day and Brokerage Event at the GSA’s Prague headquarters on 11-12 October 2018.
The event was organised to inform participants about space opportunities in Horizon 2020 and beyond and to provide first-hand information on the latest H2020 Space Calls, with a special focus on the 4th H2020 EGNSS Call, including a detailed description of all topics, submission and financial rules as well as the evaluation process.
Horizon 2020 International Space Information Day and Brokerage Event at the GSA’s Prague headquarters
Over the two day event, more than 130 participants from 28 countries were updated on the status of Galileo and Copernicus and on the synergies arising from these two flagship programmes. In addition, through the brokerage sessions the participants had the opportunity to network and meet potential partners.
To view presentations from the Horizon 2020 Info Day, click here.
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