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TOPIC : Awareness Raising and capacity building

Topic identifier: SPACE-EGNSS-4-2019
Publication date: 27 October 2017

Types of action: CSA Coordination and support action
DeadlineModel:
Planned opening date:
single-stage
16 October 2018
Deadline: 05 March 2019 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
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Pillar: Industrial Leadership
Work Programme Year: H2020-2018-2020
Topic Description
Specific Challenge:

Extensive GNSS applications combined with other technologies require innovation as well as the establishment of standards and rules.

The challenge is to build a mechanism to leverage EGNSS excellence in particular of SMEs and universities, facilitate EGNSS investments and to foster market uptake. Exploiting the potential of EGNSS products by maximising and spreading the benefits of EGNSS innovation is vital for Europe's competitiveness and its ability to address societal challenges in the future. The capacity building and awareness rising around EGNSS applications, creation of strategic partnership towards commercialisation and achieving a critical mass of EGNSS applications success stories would attract investment from Europe and beyond.

The main aim of this topic is to support building of industrial relationships by gathering private and public institutions around services offered by EGNSS and related applications.

Scope:

The proposals should aim at the development of EGNSS competences existing and emerging in different EU Member States and Associated Countries.

The actions should focus on EGNSS dissemination, awareness-raising and communication, as well as provide opportunities for the creation of networks of industrial relationships in Europe and also globally. By doing so the action should be achieving a critical mass of EGNSS applications success stories, demonstrating the advantages and differentiators of EGNSS services and making it an attractive option for private investors in Europe and also globally.

Technology promotion activities can include incentive schemes in the form of financial support to third parties for innovative applications developed by companies and entrepreneurs and based on the EGNSS that will promote the uptake of satellite navigation downstream applications across Europe and globally.

International cooperation is welcome for when adding value and increasing the impact of the action.

Proposals addressing PRS (Public Regulated Service) related applications are not in the scope
of this action.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 0.5 and 1 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected Impact:
  • Support the competitiveness of EU industry by identifying strategic partners and by developing market opportunities in Europe and also globally. The creation of a network of EGNSS products market champions will leverage the country/region’s assets in terms of research, innovation, and know-how, by supporting the growth of EGNSS industry and SMEs and by fostering cooperation between SMEs, industry leaders, investors, and research organizations.
  • Foster the emergence of new downstream applications based on either Galileo and/or EGNOS and therefore to support the EU GNSS industry in Europe and also globally.
Topic conditions and documents

1. Eligible countries: described in Annex A of the Work Programme.
A number of non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon 2020 projects. See the information in the Online Manual.

 

2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in Annex B and Annex C of the Work Programme.

 

Proposal page limits and layout: please refer to Part B of the proposal template in the submission system below.

 

3. Evaluation:

  • Evaluation criteria, scoring and thresholds are described in Annex H of the Work Programme. 
  • Submission and evaluation processes are described in the Online Manual.

4. Indicative time for evaluation and grant agreements:

Information on the outcome of evaluation (single-stage call): maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.
Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.

 

5. Proposal templates, evaluation forms and model grant agreements (MGA):

Coordination and Support Action:

Specific provisions and funding rates
Standard proposal template
Standard evaluation form
General MGA - Multi-Beneficiary
Annotated Grant Agreement

 

6. Additional provisions:

Horizon 2020 budget flexibility
Classified information
Technology readiness levels (TRL) – where a topic description refers to TRL, these definitions apply

Members of consortium are required to conclude a consortium agreement, in principle prior to the signature of the grant agreement.

7. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions.

Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.

Open access to research data
The Open Research Data Pilot has been extended to cover all Horizon 2020 topics for which the submission is opened on 26 July 2016 or later. Projects funded under this topic will therefore by default provide open access to the research data they generate, except if they decide to opt-out under the conditions described in Annex L of the Work Programme. Projects can opt-out at any stage, that is both before and after the grant signature.

Note that the evaluation phase proposals will not be evaluated more favourably because they plan to open or share their data, and will not be penalised for opting out.

Open research data sharing applies to the data needed to validate the results presented in scientific publications. Additionally, projects can choose to make other data available open access and need to describe their approach in a Data Management Plan.

Projects need to create a Data Management Plan (DMP), except if they opt-out of making their research data open access. A first version of the DMP must be provided as an early deliverable within six months of the project and should be updated during the project as appropriate. The Commission already provides guidance documents, including a template for DMPs. See the Online Manual.

Eligibility of costs: costs related to data management and data sharing are eligible for reimbursement during the project duration.

The legal requirements for projects participating in this pilot are in the article 29.3 of the Model Grant Agreement.

 

8. Additional documents:

1. Introduction WP 2018-20
5. Introduction to Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (LEITs) WP 2018-20
5iii. Space WP 2018-20

General annexes to the Work Programme 2018-2020

Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Regulation of Establishment
Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation
Legal basis: Horizon 2020 Specific Programme

 

 


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