Location Based Services (LBS) in action

The Galileo Return Link Service will increase survival rates by giving an important psychological boost to people in distress.

Galileo Return Link Service declared at European Space Conference

21 January 2020
The Galileo Return Link Service, which allows people in distress to receive automatic acknowledgement that their signal has been received, was declared operational at the 12th European Space Conference, in the Egmont Palace in Brussels on January 21.
Carlo des Dorides, GSA Executive Director

A message from Carlo des Dorides, GSA Executive Director

20 December 2019
This has been a year of tremendous growth for the GSA, Galileo, EGNOS and the European Space Programme as a whole. We hit the ground running in 2019, buoyed by a wave of optimism following the successful European Space Week, held in in Marseille last December.
Synergies between satellite observation, navigation and communications support the most effective disaster management response

Galileo and EGNOS: supporting effective disaster management

19 December 2019
When an emergency or a disaster hits a city or region, the priorities are to care for the wounded, restore infrastructure, provide logistics and basic services, and then to restore livelihoods and reconstruct communities. European GNSS – Galileo and EGNOS – supports applications and the delivery of critical services during the four key phases of the disaster management life cycle: preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation.
Start-ups learned about the opportunities available to them at a dedicated MyGalileoApp panel discussion

MyGalileoApp shines spotlight on opportunities for start-ups

18 December 2019
Concrete funding opportunities that are available to space tech start-ups were in focus at the MyGalileoApp competition, held at the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) headquarters in Prague on 7 November. At an investors panel discussion held as part of the event, start-ups heard about some of the concrete funding opportunities that are available to them.
MyGalileoApp competitors learned some of the key elements needed for a successful app

MyGalileoApp – an ecosystem of innovation

17 December 2019
The MyGalileoApp competition has contributed to the creation of an ecosystem that helps start-ups and other innovators to build innovative applications and grow while enabling both private and public investors to find and invest in projects of interest to them. At the MyGalileoApp finals, which took place at the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) Prague headquarters at the start of November, start-ups heard about some of the key elements that they will need to succeed in a highly-competitive marketplace.
Participants at this year’s Galileo Masters in Helsinki.

Galileo Masters 2019: Something special in the Air in Helsinki?

17 December 2019
Once again, the Galileo Masters – and its sister award programme the Copernicus Masters – was the glittering highlight of EU Space Week 2019 that took place in Helsinki on 3 to 5 December. In its 15th year the Galileo Masters continues to attract the attention of some of the brightest and best minds. Topics submitted to the competition this year ranged through digitisation, big data, the sharing economy and artificial intelligence (AI), amongst others, but all with a common theme: the use of European Global Navigation Satellite Systems (EGNSS) Galileo and/or EGNOS to benefit society.
MWC Barcelona is an ideal forum to showcase your projects to a wide audience of your peers.

Put your project in the spotlight at MWC Barcelona

11 December 2019
Interested in presenting your solution at the world’s largest mobile event? Then read on! The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is looking for innovative solutions to showcase at the Galileo stand at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on 24-27 February 2020. Every year MWC brings together leading mobile technology developers, manufacturers, service providers and app developers from across the globe. With over 107,000 visitors expected in 2020, next year’s event will be a perfect opportunity to showcase the latest EGNSS-based innovations.
Participants at this year’s Galileo Masters in Helsinki

Performance Cockpit takes overall prize at Galileo Masters 2019

06 December 2019
Performance Cockpit, a business intelligence system from the start-up Aeroficial Intelligence, was named the 2019 Overall Winner of the Galileo Masters international innovation competition during its awards ceremony, held as part of European Space Week on 4 December in Helsinki, Finland.
The winning team receiving their prize.

uMaze takes Accuracy Matters prize in Galileo Innovation Challenge

02 December 2019
The Finnish team uMaze was declared the winner of the GSA’s Accuracy Matters challenge in the Galileo Innovation Challenge, which took place at Traficom Headquarters - Dynamicum, in Helsinki on 29 November – 1 December. The hackathon was organised by Ultrahack, with support from the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency (Traficom) and European Space Week. The European GNSS Agency (GSA) acted as a partner, providing mentors and judges and sponsoring a challenge.
The test saw a Renault ZOE electric car autonomously driven on tracks and on public roads.

First Galileo-enabled autonomous vehicle successfully demonstrated

28 November 2019
The University of Technology of Compiègne, France, has hosted a live demonstration of the first autonomous vehicle powered by Galileo. As part of this demonstration, a Renault ZOE electric car has been autonomously driven on tracks and on public roads in a world first for the Galileo programme.
The GNSS User Needs and Requirements series is based on a systematic consultation with users of position, navigation, and time services and technologies.

Latest updates to Reports on User Needs and Requirements released

19 November 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has released updates to its Reports on User Needs and Requirements. This series of reports is compiled following a systematic process of consultation with the community of users of position, navigation, and time services and technologies. Thanks to these consultations it is possible to take users’ needs and requirements into account in the short and long-term evolution of European GNSS.
Europe’s strong and innovative space industry supports economic growth, benefitting European citizens.

Space programme in focus at Brussels meetings

18 November 2019
The European Space Programme was very much in focus at two meetings in Brussels at the start of November. The first, on 5 November, was a meeting of the European Council’s Space Working Party, dealing with space solutions for a sustainable Arctic, while the second, on 6 November, dealt with European space policy – perspectives for business. At both meetings, the invaluable contribution of EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) was underscored.
The GSA Open Days give the public the opportunity to see for themselves the benefits of EU investment in space

Excited and interested visitors @ GSA Open Days 2019

15 November 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) threw open its doors for the 5th year in a row on 8-9 November to welcome visitors to the GSA Open Days 2019. With a wide range of activities targeted at the general public, this year’s event received nearly 2000 visitors from the Czech Republic and across Europe, including families with kids, young adults interested in science and technology, space enthusiasts and young professionals interested in technology and EU affairs.
EUSW is a unique opportunity to discover cutting-edge Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus applications and meet award-winning entrepreneurs, start-ups and visionaries.

European Space Week: A taste of what to expect

13 November 2019
It’s that time of year again. Preparations are already well underway for European Space Week 2019, which this year will take place at the Helsinki Congress Paasitorni in the Finnish capital on December 3-5. The week will be packed full of exciting events ranging from keynotes, discussions and conference sessions, to the E-GNSS User Assembly, a festive awards ceremony and much more.
MyGalileoApp competitors use Galileo differentiators to deliver valuable services.

MyGalileoApp: the results are in!

08 November 2019
The winners of this year’s MyGalileoApp competition have been announced at a ceremony held at the European GNSS Agency (GSA) headquarters in Prague on November 7. First prize of EUR 100,000 went to ARGEO, a mobile app based on geolocation, augmented reality and blockchain that allows users to discover content such as prizes, coupons and shopping cards geo-located around the streets of a city.
 

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