How to apply

How to apply? Grants and tenders/procurements

The financial instruments for funding the Fundamenal Elements activities will be grants and tenders (procurements). Grants are the preferred financial instrument; generally, financing will be provided to beneficiaries for 60-70% of the total value of the grant agreement. Tenders (procurements) will be 100% funded.

Who can apply?

In general, only consortia are eligible to participate in the Call for Proposals/ Invitation to Tender (CfP/ITT). Established and/or registered EU companies can be part of the consortium (to be consulted in each CfP/ITT package).

The eligibility criteria draw on the needs/objectives of each project and are reflected in the publication package of each CfP/ITT.

As part of the consortium, relevant players in the value chain that can apply to each project include, but it is not limited to, entities such as component manufacturers, system integrators, device manufacturers, end-product manufacturers and distributors. These players can be industry representatives, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), research institutes or universities, and other type of organisations.

Looking for partners to form a consortium?

The GSA regularly analyses the GNSS industry and estimates the proportion of the market held by companies in each global region. The lists, with nearly 900 companies in each segment of the GNSS downstream value chain for the 2012 analysis, can be found here.

Overview of the projects (including open CfP/ITT)

Below you will find an overview of ongoing projects linking to the specific procurement/grants documentation. The upcoming calls for 2017-2018 are listed according to the Galileo Exploitation 2018 Grants Plan and the EGNOS 2018 Annual Grants Plan.

Updates are made on a regular basis.

The description of nature and scope of services given is only indicative, aimed at outlining the concept in broad terms. It may need substantial adjustments. It shall not be considered final or binding.

Name of the call Market Segment Grant/ Tender Deadline/Status

Calls open for submission

Enhanced RX for autonomous driving/navigation Transversal Grant Published on 27/09/2018. Submission deadline: 01/03/2019
Multi-frequency multipurpose antenna for Galileo Transversal (professional & mass market) Grant Published on: 18/10/2018. Submission deadline: 08/03/2019

Planned calls

Advanced interference detection and robustness capabilities Transversal Procurement Details available soon
Commercial Service user terminal  2 Transversal Grant Details available soon
Safety of Life for localisation in train signalling Rail Grant Planned to publish: Q3 2019
Enhanced GNSS user terminal Transversal (professional & mass market) Grant Planned to publish: Q3: 2019
Filling the gaps in E-GNSS receivers and associated technologies Transversal Grant Details available soon

Status of recent calls, closed for submission

Timing receiver for critical infrastructure Timing & Synchronisation Grant Published on 12/12/2017. Submission closed on 13/04/2018. Evaluation complete, project about to start.
GNSS receiver technologies for premium and general mass markets 1 Mass market Grant Published on 12/03/2018. Submission deadline: 12/07/2018.1.  Under evaluation.


Ongoing projects

Open service authentication user terminals Road, digital tachograph Tender Ongoing, awarded project PATROL. Beneficiary(ies) : Qascom, FDC, UNIPD, ST Microelectronics. GMV, ACTIA.
Development of E-GNSS engine for safety-critical multiapplications in road transportation Road Grant Ongoing, awarded project ESCAPE (European GNSS engine for safety-critical automotive functions). Beneficiary(ies) : Renault, Ficosa, IFSTTAR, GMV, STMicro, ISMB. For details visit: GSA pageproject page
Development of high-end professional receivers and corresponding antennas3 Agriculture/ Surveying Grant Ongoing, awarded project FANTASTIC (Field Aware Navigation and Timing Authentication Sensor for Timing Infrastructure and Centimeter level Positioning).Beneficiary(ies): Septentrio, Fraunhofer IIS, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, GMV, ISMB. For details please visit the project page.
Aviation DFMC SBAS Receiver Prototype Aviation Tender Second stage of the contract open for submission. Responsible: Pierre Durel (EGNOS Departement).
Maritime Receiver Development, Test and Validation Maritime Grant Ongoing, awarded project MAREC. Beneficiary(ies): Kongsberg SeaTex AS.

MEOSAR Beacon prototyping

Aviation/Maritime  Grant Ongoing, 5 ongoing projects: 1) iSSAR. Beneficiary(ies): ELTA, TAS, TUV SUD ; 2) PHOENIX. Beneficiary(ies): Ocean Signal LTD ; 3) 1st generation PLB with RLS. Beneficiary(ies): Syrlinks; 4) COBALT. Beneficiary(ies): Marine Rescue Technologies; 5) TAUCETI. Beneficiary(ies): ORIOLA, TUV SUD. 

Advanced RAIM Multi-constellation Receiver

Aviation Grant Project ongoing.

“Additional new projects are planned targeting publication in 2019.

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GSA Procurement

GSA Grants

Updated: Jan 07, 2019