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 2019 are listed according to the Galileo Exploitation 2019 Grants Plan and the EGNOS 2019 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 GNSS user terminal1 Transversal (professional & mass market) Grant Open, deadline 31/10/2019
Filling the gaps and emerging E-GNSS receivers technologies2 Transversal Grant Open, deadline 30/11/2019

Planned calls

Development of an advanced interference detection and robustness capabilities system 3 Transversal Tender Q4 2019
Development of a drone-borne double frequency Galileo receiver Aviation Grant Q4 2019
Receiver technologies for high-precision in mass market Transversal Grant Q4 2019
Receiver for localisation in train signalling5 Rail Grant Q4 2019
Shipborne double frequency multi-constellation receiver (E1/E5) Maritime Grant Q4 2019

Status of recent calls, closed for submission

Enhanced Receiver for autonomous driving/navigation Transversal Grant Published on 27/9/2018. Submission closed on 1/4/2019. Under evaluation.
Multi-frequency multipurpose antenna for Galileo Transversal (professional & mass market) Grant Published on 18/10/2018. Submission closed on 8/3/2019. Under evaluation.
Development of GNSS receiver technologies for Premium and General mass markets Mass market Grant Published on 12/03/2018. Submission deadline: 12/07/2018. Under evaluation.


Aviation DFMC SBAS Receiver Prototype (second source) Aviation Grant Published on 5/10/2018. Submission closed on 15/01/2019. Under evaluation.

Ongoing projects

Development of a Galileo based timing receiver for critical infrastructure Timing & Synchronisation Grant Ongoing.

Development of MEOSAR Beacons

Aviation/Maritime  Grant Ongoing.
Development of an Advanced RAIM Multi-constellation Receiver Aviation Grant Ongoing.
Development of SBAS-enabled Shipborne Receivers Maritime Grant Ongoing.
Development of high-end professional receivers and corresponding antennas Agriculture/ Surveying Grant Ongoing, awarded project: FANTASTIC. Beneficiaries: Septentrio, Fraunhofer IIS, ISMB, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, GMV. For details please visit the project page.
Development of E-GNSS engine for safety-critical multiapplications in road transportation Road Grant Ongoing, awarded project: ESCAPE. Beneficiaries: Renault, Ficosa, IFTTAR, GMV (TRM&ASP),  STMicro, ISMB. For details visit: GSA pageproject page.  
Development, supply and testing of a Galileo OS-NMA user terminal Road, digital tachograph Tender Ongoing (second phrase), awarded project: PATROL. Beneficiaries: Qascom, FDC, UNIPD, ST Microelectronics. GMV, ACTIA
Aviation DFMC SBAS Receiver Prototype Aviation Tender Ongoing.


Learn more:

GSA Procurement

GSA Grants

  • 1. Rescheduled from 2018, description as per 2018 Galileo Grants Plan.
  • 2. Previously announced in the Galileo Grants Plan 2018, updated in the Galileo Grants Plan 2019.
  • 3. Previously announced as a grant in the Galileo Grants Plan 2017, changed to the procurement.
  • 5. Rescheduled from 2018, description as per 2018 Galileo Grants Plan.

Updated: Sep 26, 2019