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.
Fundamental Elements Workshop
The Fundamental Elements Webinar, which took place on 30 June 2022, included in-depth information on the funding programme and the application process. The event also featured a number of project teams funded during the first Fundamental Elements call, who shared their experiences, best practices and advice for putting together a successful project.
See the presentations of the event:
- Introduction of the new Fundamental Elements call
- Updates on the overall status of Fundamental Elements programme
- BANSHEE: Hybridization of E-GNSS and Wi-Fi ranging for LBS and automotive Accurate Navigation in Smart city
- GEARS project goals, achievements, future and lessons learnt
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 2021 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
|Agriculture and Geometrics||Grant||21/10/2022|
|Aviation||Grant||Ongoing. Awarded projects: DEGREE, GEODESY|
|Rail||Grant||Ongoing. Awarded projects: TRENI, GALITS|
|Transversal||Tender||Ongoing. Awarded projects: EGIPRON|
|Transversal (professional & mass market)||Grant||Ongoing. Awarded projects: ARGOS, OSNMA+. Beneficiaries: MODIS Consulting, GEA Space, ChipCraft, PerMare, Aria United. Project page/ OSNMA+. Beneficiaries: Qascom, UAV Navigation, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.|
|Filling the gaps and emerging E-GNSS receivers technologies2||Transversal||Grant||Ongoing. Awarded projects: BANSHEE, GEYSER, GREAT, NEWSPAPER, PHOENIX, REMOT. Beneficiaries: Rokubun, DAE Engineering, IDNEO Technologies, Innoquant Strategic Analytics, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya. Project page / GEYSER. Beneficiaries: Qascom, GEA Space, Campere Electronic Systems. / GREAT. Beneficiaries: SpaceExe, Exagone, M3 Systems, YetitMoves. Project page / NEWSPAPER. Beneficiary: Ruag Space Project page / PHOENIX. Beneficiary: IFEN / REMOT. Beneficiaries: Stonex, Gter.|
|Receiver technologies for high-precision in mass market||Transversal||Grant||Ongoing. Awarded projects: UNION|
|Shipborne double frequency multi-constellation receiver (E1/E5)||Maritime||Grant||Ongoing. Awarded projects: ASGARD, Blue Box Porbeagle VMS, SEGRA. Beneficiaries: GMV Aerospace&Defence, SAAB. Project page / Blue Box Porbeagle VMS. Beneficiaries: Arxitec Critical Systems, Coop de Armadores de Pesca de Puerto de Vigo. Project page / SEGRA. Beneficiary: Kongsberg Seatex.|
|Galileo Reference High Accuracy Service User Algorithm and User Terminal||Transversal||Tender||Ongoing. Awarded projects: HAUT|
|Multi-frequency multipurpose antenna for Galileo||Transversal (professional & mass market)||Grant||Ongoing. Awarded projects: GAMMA, MAGICA. Beneficiaries: KE Elektronik, Business Integration Partners, SpaceExe, Thales Alenia Space Italia. Project page / MAGICA. Beneficiaries: IDNEO Technologies, Rhode & Schwarz, Seat. Project page.|
|Enhanced Receiver for autonomous driving/navigation||Transversal||Grant||Ongoing. Awarded projects: ACCURATE, ERASMO. Beneficiaries: Fundacion Centro de Tecnologias de Interaccion Visual y Comunicaciones Vicomtech, FDC, INTEMPORA, NavCert, Valeo Telematik and Akustik, Valeo Vision. / ERASMO. Beneficiaries to be announced in 2022.|
|Aviation DFMC SBAS Receiver Prototype (second source)||Aviation||Tender||Ongoing. Awarded project: MUGG, EDG2E. Beneficiaries: Collins Aerospace, Pildo Labs. Project page.|
|Development of GNSS receiver technologies for Premium and General mass markets||Mass market||Grant||Ongoing. Awarded projects: eMAPS, Galileo of Things, OSCAR, PROLONG. Beneficiaries: 3D Aerospace, Ecole nationale de l’aviatione civile, Institut francais des sciences et technologies des transports, SYNYO. Project page / OSCAR. Beneficiary: Space Systems Czech. / Galileo of Things. Beneficiaries: Ubiscale, CEVA Ireland. / PROLONG. Beneficiaries: Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Nively, Kuaternion, Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis, INI-Novation. Project page.|
|Aviation/Maritime||Grant||Ongoing. Awarded projects: AMETRINE, COBALT, iSSAR. Beneficiary: Marine Rescue Technologies Ltd. / 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|
|Aviation DFMC SBAS Receiver Prototype||Aviation||Grant||Ongoing. Awarded project: EDG2E. Beneficiaries: Dassault Aviation, ATR, DGAC, Thales Alenia Space, Thales. Project page.|
|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: Kongsberg Seatex AS.|
|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.|
|Development of GNSS receiver technologies for Premium and General mass markets||Mass Market||Grant||Concluded. Awarded projects: H-GEAR, APOLLO. Beneficiaries: Vitrociset Belgium, SpaceExe, Beanso, Honda Italia Industriale. Project page/ APOLLO. Beneficiaries: Syntony, Sigfox Wireless, LDL Technology, Project page.|
|Development of a Galileo based timing receiver for critical infrastructure||Timing & Synchronisation||Grant||Concluded. Awarded projects: GEARS, 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||Concluded. Awarded projects: PHOENIX, TAUCETI. Beneficiary: Orolia SAS / PHOENIX. Beneficiary: Ocean Signal Limited.|
|Development, supply and testing of a Galileo OS-NMA user terminal||Road, digital tachograph||Tender||Concluded. Awarded project: PATROL. Beneficiaries: Qascom, FDC, UNIPD, ST Microelectronics. GMV, ACTIA|