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, as well as the open Calls for Proposals/ITT.

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

Galileo Reference High Accuracy Service User Algorithm and User Terminal Transversal Tender Open, deadline 15/06/2020
Development of a drone-borne double frequency Galileo receiver Aviation Grant Open, deadline 01/06/2020
Shipborne double frequency multi-constellation receiver (E1/E5) Maritime Grant Open, deadline 01/06/2020
Receiver technologies for high-precision in mass market Transversal Grant Open, deadline 01/06/2020
Receiver for localisation in train signalling5 Rail Grant Open, deadline 01/06/2020

Status of recent calls, closed for submission

Development of an advanced interference detection and robustness capabilities system 3 Transversal Tender Published on 14/10/2019. Submission closed on 21/02/2020. Under evaluation.
Filling the gaps and emerging E-GNSS receivers technologies2 Transversal Grant Published on 20/12/2019. Submission closed on 20/01/2020. Under evaluation.
Enhanced GNSS user terminal1 Transversal (professional & mass market) Grant Published on 18/06/2019. Submission closed on 11/12/2019. Under evaluation.
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.

Ongoing projects

Aviation DFMC SBAS Receiver Prototype (second source) Aviation Tender Ongoing.
Development of GNSS receiver technologies for Premium and General mass markets Mass market Grant Ongoing.
Development of a Galileo based timing receiver for critical infrastructure Timing & Synchronisation Grant Ongoing.

Development of MEOSAR Beacons

Aviation/Maritime  Grant Ongoing. Awarded projects:OBALT. Beneficiary: Marine Rescue Technologies Ltd. / TAUCETI. Beneficiary: Orolia SAS. / PHOENIX. Beneficiary: Ocean Signal Limited. / AMETRINE. Beneficiary: Syrlinks SAS. / iSSAR. Beneficiaries: ECA Aerospace SAS, Thales Alenia Space France, Tüv Süd Ltd.
Development of an Advanced RAIM Multi-constellation Receiver Aviation Grant Ongoing. Awarded project: DARP. Beneficiaries: Deimos Space SLU, Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A., Thales Alenia Space France, Thales AVS France SAS, DLR Public Law Body, Entidad Pública Empresarial ENAIRE / GLAD. Beneficiaries: RockwellCollins UK Limited, Airbus Operations SAS, GMV Aerospace and Defence SAU, Pildo Consulting SAU.
Development of SBAS-enabled Shipborne Receivers Maritime Grant Ongoing. Awarded project: MAREC. Beneficiary: Kongsberg Seatex AS
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 Grant Ongoing.
Finished projects
Development of E-GNSS engine for safety-critical multiapplications in road transportation Road Grant Concluded. Awarded project: ESCAPE. Beneficiaries: Renault, Ficosa, IFTTAR, GMV (TRM&ASP), STMicro, ISMB. For details visit: GSA pageproject page.
Development of high-end professional receivers and corresponding antennas Agriculture/ Surveying Grant Concluded. Awarded project: FANTASTIC. Beneficiaries: Septentrio, Fraunhofer IIS, ISMB, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, GMV. For details please visit the project page.


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GSA Procurement

GSA Grants

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

Updated: May 28, 2020