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?

EUSPA regularly analyses the GNSS industry and estimates the proportion of the market held by companies in each global region. The lists, with over 1100 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

Currently no calls are open for submission

Status of recent calls, closed for submission

Development of a drone-borne double frequency Galileo receiver Aviation Grant Published on 19/11/2019. Submission closed on 01/06/2020. Under evaluation.
Receiver for localisation in train signalling5 Rail Grant Published on 18/12/2019. Submission closed on 01/06/2020. Under evaluation.
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.

Ongoing projects

Enhanced GNSS user terminal1 Transversal (professional & mass market) Grant Ongoing.
Filling the gaps and emerging E-GNSS receivers technologies2 Transversal Grant Ongoing.
Receiver technologies for high-precision in mass market Transversal Grant Ongoing.
Shipborne double frequency multi-constellation receiver (E1/E5) Maritime Grant Ongoing.
Galileo Reference High Accuracy Service User Algorithm and User Terminal Transversal Tender Ongoing.
Multi-frequency multipurpose antenna for Galileo Transversal (professional & mass market) Grant Ongoing.
Enhanced Receiver for autonomous driving/navigation Transversal Grant Ongoing.
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. Awarded projects: eMAPS. Beneficiaries: 3D Aerospace, Ecole nationale de l’aviatione civile, Institut francais des sciences et technologies des transports, SYNYO. / H-GEAR. Beneficiaries: Vitrociset Belgium, SpaceExe, Beanso, Honda Italia Industriale. / OSCAR. Beneficiary: Space Systems Czech. / APOLLO. Beneficiaries: Syntony, Sigfox Wireless, LDL Technology. / Galileo of Things. Beneficiaries: Ubiscale, CEVA Ireland. / PROLONG. Beneficiaries: Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Nively, Kuaternion, Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis, INI-Novation.
Development of a Galileo based timing receiver for critical infrastructure Timing & Synchronisation Grant Ongoing. Awarded projects: GIANO. Beneficiaries: Thales Alenia Space Italia, DEIMOS Engenharia, Business Integration Partner, Space Research Centre PAS, Piktime System. Project page / GEARS. Beneficiaries: Spectracom, FDC, NavCert, Stichting Nationaal Lucht, Maanmittauslaitos. Project page.

Development of MEOSAR Beacons

Aviation/Maritime  Grant Ongoing. Awarded projects: COBALT. 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 
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 SBAS-enabled Shipborne Receivers Maritime Grant Concluded. Awarded project: MAREC. Beneficiary: Kongsberg Seatex AS
Development of an Advanced RAIM Multi-constellation Receiver Aviation Grant Concluded. Awarded project: GLAD. Beneficiaries: RockwellCollins UK Limited, Airbus Operations SAS, GMV Aerospace and Defence SAU, Pildo Consulting SAU.
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: EUSPA 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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EUSPA Procurement

EUSPA 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.
  • 1. Rescheduled from 2018, description as per 2018 Galileo Grants Plan.
  • 2. Previously announced in the Galileo Grants Plan 2018, updated in the Galileo Grants Plan 2019.

Updated: Jul 26, 2021