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 2016 grants plans (links: Galileo Exploitation 2016 Grants Plan; EGNOS 2016 Annual Grants Plan) and procurement plans (link).

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
Advanced RAIM Multi-constellation Receiver Aviation Grant Call for proposals opened on 28/02/2017. Submission deadline: 31 May 2017. 
Maritime Receiver Development, Test and Validation Maritime Grant Call for proposals opened on 28/02/2017. Submission deadline: 30 June 2017.
MEOSAR Beacon prototyping Transversal Grant Call for proposals opened on 28/02/2017. Submission deadline: 31 May 2017.
Open service authentication user terminals Transversal Tender Invitation to tender opened on 27/02/2017. Submission deadline: 29 May 2017.
Timing receiver for critical infrastructure  Timing & Synchronisation Grant To be launched in mid 2017.
Multi-frequency multipurpose antenna for Galileo Transversal Grant To be launched in 2018.
Commercial Service user terminal Transversal Grant Planned to publish: 2016*
Aviation DFMC SBAS Receiver Prototype Aviation Tender Evaluation under completion, more information will be available soon.
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); for details visit: GSA pageproject page.  
Development of high-end professional receivers and corresponding antennas1 Agriculture/ Surveying Grant Ongoing, awarded project FANTASTIC (Field Aware Navigation and Timing Authentication Sensor for Timing Infrastructure and Centimeter level Positioning),  more information will be available soon. For details please visit the project page.
Development of low-end receiver core technology2 LBS/IoT Grant Closed, rescoping is ongoing targeting new projects in 2017.
Development of E-GNSS engine for liability- and payment -critical multi-applications in road transportation Road Grant Closed, rescoping is ongoing targeting new projects in 2018.

* Information to be updated.

Learn more:

GSA Procurement

GSA Grants

  • 1. Previously announced in the Galileo Exploitation 2015 Annual Grant Plan as “High Precision multi (incl. triple) frequency multiconstellation receivers for professional applications”
  • 2. Previously announced in the Galileo Exploitation 2015 Annual Grant Plan as “Dual Frequency Automotive / M2M / consumer receiver including innovative hybridisation techniques”

Updated: Jun 01, 2017