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|
Calls open for submission
|Timing receiver for critical infrastructure||Timing & Synchronisation||Grant||Published on 12/12/2017. Submission deadline: 13/04/2018.|
|GNSS receiver technologies for premium and general mass markets 1||Mass market||Grant||Published on 12/03/2018. Submission deadline: 12/07/2018.
|Advanced interference detection and robustness capabilities||Transversal||Grant||Planned to publish: Q4 2017|
|Multi-frequency multipurpose antenna for Galileo||Transversal (professional & mass market)||Grant||Planned to publish: Q1 2018|
|Enhanced RX for autonomous driving/navigation||Transversal||Grant||Planned to publish: Q2 2018|
|Commercial Service user terminal 2||Transversal||Grant||Planned to publish: 2018|
|Safety of Life for localisation in train signalling||Rail||Grant||Planned to publish: Q4 2018|
|Enhanced GNSS user terminal||Transversal (professional & mass market)||Grant||Planned to publish: Q4 2018|
|Filling the gaps in E-GNSS receivers and associated technologies||Transversal||Grant||Planned to publish: Q4 2018|
Status of recent calls, closed for submission
|Advanced RAIM Multi-constellation Receiver||Aviation||Grant||Published on 28/02/2017. Submission closed on: 31 /05/2017. Evaluation completed, project about to start.|
|Maritime Receiver Development, Test and Validation||Maritime||Grant||Published on 28/02/2017. Submission closed on: 30/06/2017. Evaluation completed, project about to start.|
|MEOSAR Beacon prototyping||Transversal||Grant||Published on 28/02/2017. Submission closed on: 31/05/ 2017. Evaluation completed, project about to start.|
|Open service authentication user terminals||Road, digital tachograph||Tender||Ongoing, awarded project PATROL. Consortium: Qascom, FDC, UNIPD, ST Microelectronics. GMV, ACTIA. 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 page, project 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.|
|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.|
“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.”
- 1. Previously announced as two separate calls (Development of enhanced consumer grade GNSS devices and Development of mass-market receiver for IoT (internet of things) applications) in the 2017 Galileo Grants Plan.
- 2. "Rescheduled from 2016, description as per 2016 Galileo Grants Plan"
- 3. Previously announced in the Galileo Exploitation 2015 Annual Grant Plan as “High Precision multi (incl. triple) frequency multiconstellation receivers for professional applications”