Growing Galileo '10

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New Opportunities, New Applications, New Benefits

The 3rd call for proposals for GNSS research and development under the EU’s 7th Framework Programme (FP7) was published on 20 July 2010. € 30.5 million in funding is available now and another € 65 million will be available later via several calls for tender.

The Growing Galileo 2010 Information Day gave a first hand opportunity to discover the funding possibilities available under the FP7 and the specific focus of the 3rd call for proposals.

Growing Galileo 2010 provided a platform to:

  • Learn from and build on what has been done in the development of new GNSS technologies and applications.
  • Explore the current and projected needs in order to lay the foundations for the types of applications and technologies that EGNOS and Galileo will both require and make possible in the near future.
  • Bring potential partners together that can complement each other’s ideas and expertise in order to form a successful project consortia.

Growing GALILEO 2010, Brussels
22 September 2010
Charlemagne Conference Centre
170 Rue de la Loi (Wetstraat), 1049 Brussels, Belgium

List of Participants


(v. 14/9/2010)

08:00 - 09:30 Registration and coffee

Plenary session

09:30 – 13:00
Alcide de Gasperi Room, floor 2

09h30   Welcome Heike Wieland, Acting Executive Director, GSA
09h35 Logo   PDF Update on the European GNSS programmes and Overview
of the EU Action Plan on Global Navigation Satellite System
(GNSS) Applications
Edgar Thielmann, Head of Unit, EU Satellite Navigation Programme Applications, Security, and International Aspects, European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry
10h00  Logo   PDF Overview of GSA market development activities Gian-Gherardo Calini, Head of the Market Development Department, GSA
10h20 Logo   PDF Overview of GSA security activities Olivier Crop, Head of the Security Department, GSA
10h35 Logo   PDF Entrepreneurial Traits and success - What the ESA open sky technology fund (OSTF) is looking for Bernd Geigner, Triangle Ventures
10h50 Logo   PDF Update on the European Satellite Navigation Competition Thorsten Rudolph, Managing Director, Anwendungszentrum
GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO)
11h30   Testimonials from previous participants in FP7
12h00 Logo   PDF

Overview of the open calls including:

  • Quick introduction to all open topics
  • Overall planning of the call
  • General guidelines, requirements and recommendations for writing a good proposal
  • Where to find more information
  • Q&A
  • Overview of the afternoon programme
Boris Kennes, R&D and Market Monitoring Officer, GSA


Parallel sessions

14:00 – 18:00 including 20' coffee break

  • Topics presentations + Q&A
  • Project ideas presentations

I Applications
Alcide de Gasperi Room, floor 2

14h00 Logo     PDF Introduction to the receiver topics Boris Kennes, GSA

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Use of Galileo and EGNOS services for mass market and in niche sectors [including PRS applications], to be mainly provided by SMEs Boris Kennes, GSA
Jean-Christophe Martin, GALILEO Program Security, GSMC & PRS Pilot Projects Officer, European Commission, Directorate General for Entreprise and Industry
14h30 Logo     PDF Use of EGNOS and early GALILEO services [including PRS] for professional applications Fiammetta Diani, Market Development Officer – High
Precision and Road, GSA
14h50 Logo     PDF Use of Galileo and EGNOS for scientific applications and innovative applications in new domains Carmen Aguilera, Market Development Project Officer,
15h10 Logo     PDF Use of EGNOS for SoL applications for all transport modes Carmen Aguilera, GSA

Q&A Panel

Stanislav Todorov, Policy Officer, European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry
Boris Kennes, GSA
Fiammetta Diani, GSA
Carmen Aguilera, GSA
Jean-Christophe Martin, EC
16h15   Presentations of Project Ideas by potential coordinators

II Receivers
Lord Jenkins Room, floor 0


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Introduction to the receiver topics Ignacio Fernández-Hernández, EC, User Equipment and standardisation officer, European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry
  • Innovative receivers technology for mass market and for professional use
  • Integrity receivers
  • SBAS L1-E1/L5-E5 multi-constellation receivers
  • Multi frequency antennas
Ignacio Fernández-Hernández, EC
14h45 Logo     PDF
  • Technologies for PRS receivers
  • PMR and Galileo PRS receiver architecture
Xavier Bertinchamps, PRS Technical Officer, GSA

Q&A Panel

Ignacio Fernandez, EC
Xavier Bertinchamps, GSA
16h15   Presentations of Project Ideas by potential coordinators

III Horizontal Activities
Sicco Mansholt Room, floor 0

14h00 Logo     PDF Networks of excellence with universities and research institutes and user fora Reinhard Blasi, Market Development Officer, EDAS, GSA
14h30 Logo     PDF International activities Jean-Yves Roger, Policy Officer, European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry
15h00 Logo     PDF Mission evolution studies Werner Enderle, Policy Officer, European Commission, DG Enterprise and industry

Q&A Panel

Reinhard Blasi, GSA
Jean-Yves Roger, EC
Werner Enderle, EC
16h15   Presentations of Project Ideas by potential coordinators

Funding your satellite navigation applications and technologies

The 7th Framework Programme (FP7) for research and development is the European Union’s main instrument for funding research in Europe in the period 2007-2013. FP7 provides support to R&D and innovation on GNSS to accelerate the European market for satellite navigation applications, creating opportunities for European industry. The Galileo FP7 strategic objectives are to create economic value, achieve public benefits, and increase the competitiveness of European industry through the acceleration of downstream satellite navigation markets.

On the 20th of July 2010 the EU launched a series of calls for proposals for a total of € 30.5 million covering eight topics in the area of satellite navigation. Acting under powers delegated by the European Commission, the GSA will be responsible for managing most of the available budget.

As with the previous two calls, the emphasis will be on mature and commercially viable research with an immediate impact on the market. The EU is open to innovative ideas from the market and especially welcomes proposals from small companies and newcomers to the Framework Programmes.

Key characteristics of the call for proposals

  • 8 GNSS topics are open
  • € 30. 5 million of funding is available
  • 2-stage evaluation for the "SME Topic", single stage for all other topics
  • Funding level for RTD activities: 60 % for SMEs and R&D institutes, 40 % for large companies
  • Classified proposals accepted


  • SME stage-1: 5 October 2010
  • SME stage-2: 13 January 2011
  • All other topics: 16 December 2010


  • Evaluation feedback: end of February 2011
  • Project start: end of April 2011

Updated: May 06, 2015