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 04/05/2020|
|Development of a drone-borne double frequency Galileo receiver||Aviation||Grant||Open, deadline 31/03/2020|
|Shipborne double frequency multi-constellation receiver (E1/E5)||Maritime||Grant||Open, deadline 31/03/2020|
|Receiver technologies for high-precision in mass market||Transversal||Grant||Open, deadline 31/03/2020|
|Receiver for localisation in train signalling5||Rail||Grant||Open, deadline 27/03/2020|
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.|
|Aviation DFMC SBAS Receiver Prototype (second source)||Aviation||Grant||Published on 5/10/2018. Submission closed on 15/01/2019. Under evaluation.|
|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.|
|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||Tender||Ongoing.|
|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 page, project 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.|
- 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.