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 2017 grants plans (links: Galileo Exploitation 2017 Grants Plan; EGNOS 2017 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
Timing receiver for critical infrastructure Timing & Synchronisation Grant Published on 12/12/2017. Submission deadline: 28/03/2017.” 
Advanced RAIM Multi-constellation Receiver Aviation Grant Published on 28/02/2017. Submission closed on: 31 /05/2017. Under evaluation.
Maritime Receiver Development, Test and Validation Maritime Grant Published on 28/02/2017. Submission closed on: 30/06/2017. Under evaluation.
MEOSAR Beacon prototyping Transversal Grant Published on 28/02/2017. Submission closed on: 31/05/ 2017. Under evaluation.
Open service authentication user terminals Transversal Tender Published on 27/02/2017. Submission closed on: 29/05/2017. Under evaluation.
Multi-frequency multipurpose antenna for Galileo Transversal Grant Planned to publish: 2018
Commercial Service user terminal  1 Transversal Grant Planned to publish: 2018
Development of enhanced consumer grade GNSS devices2 LBS Grant Planned to publish: Q2 2017
Development of mass-market receiver for IoT (internet of things) applications2 LBS Grant Planned to publish: Q2 2017
Advanced interference detection and robustness capabilities Transversal Grant Planned to publish: Q4 2017
Aviation DFMC SBAS Receiver Prototype Aviation Tender Ongoing, awarded project DFMC ((dual-frequency multiconstellation). Consortium: Primes: Thales Avionics, ATR and Thales Alenia Italy; Subcos: AKKA, Dassault Aviation, DSNA. Details 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). Consortium : 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). Consortium: Septentrio, Fraunhofer IIS, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, GMV, ISMB. For details please visit the project page.

“Additional new projects are planned targeting publication in 2018, originating from re-scoping of Development of E-GNSS engine for liability- and payment -critical multi-applications in road transportation.”

Learn more:

GSA Procurement

GSA Grants

  • 1. Rescheduled from 2016, description as per 2016 Galileo Grants Plan”
  • 2. a. b. Re-scoped from Development of low-end receiver core technology, previously announced in the Galileo Exploitation 2015 Annual Grant Plan as “Dual Frequency Automotive / M2M / consumer receiver including innovative hybridisation techniques”.
  • 3. Previously announced in the Galileo Exploitation 2015 Annual Grant Plan as “High Precision multi (incl. triple) frequency multiconstellation receivers for professional applications”

Updated: Dec 12, 2017