GSA to host Fundamental Elements Info Day in Prague

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is to host the second Fundamental Elements Info Day at its headquarters in Prague on March 14, 2018. The info day will focus on upcoming FE funding opportunities, as well as providing an update on the status of the programme.

Participating in the Info Day will be representatives from the European Commission/GSA, in addition to stakeholders from ongoing projects and from the GNSS industry. The event will provide a brief update of the status of the Galileo constellation and services, an overview of the Fundamental Elements funding scheme as well as many opportunities for networking.

The detailed agenda for the Info Day includes the priority topics that GSA is financing under Fundamental Elements. Part of the programme is a presentation of calls for proposals open for submission and of upcoming calls in 2018, including the calls for enhanced mass-market devices and IoT receivers and for Galileo multi-frequency multipurpose antennae. The most recent call opened under the FE scheme is for proposals targeting the development of a Galileo-based timing receiver for critical infrastructures such as telecommunications, power distribution networks and the financial sector. The deadline for the submission of proposals in this call is 28 March 2018.

There will also be a follow-up on the implementation of feedback from the 1st Fundamental Elements Info Day, held in March 2016.

The Info Day will end with an introduction to Fundamental Elements projects that are currently ongoing and projects that are about to start, and with a presentation from the GSA Market Development and Legal departments on what you need to know to write a successful proposal.

If you would like to attend the Fundamental Elements Info Day, you can register here.

What is Fundamental Elements?

Fundamental Elements is an EU R&D funding mechanism supporting the development of EGNSS-enabled chipsets, receivers and antennae. Fundamental Elements projects are part of the overall European GNSS strategy for market uptake, led by the GSA. The objectives of the programme can be summarised as follows:

  • Facilitate the adoption of EGNSS, building on innovative services and differentiators;
  • Improve the competitiveness of EU industry ;
  • Address user needs in priority market segments ;
  • Maximise benefits to European citizens.

The total budget for projects to be carried out in 2015-2020 is EUR 111.5 million.

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