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TOPIC : Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) based EGNSS applications

Topic identifier: GALILEO-2-2014
Publication date: 11 December 2013

Types of action: IA Innovation action
DeadlineModel:
Opening date:
single-stage
11 December 2013
Deadline: 03 April 2014 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Horizon 2020
Topic Description
Scope:

Specific challenge: European society and industry are facing new societal challenges, requiring more innovation, productivity and competitiveness, whilst using fewer resources and reducing environmental impact. GNSS offers various possibilities for the development of new space enabled applications, which will enhance Europe's capacity to address major societal challenges in focus areas such as health, citizen safety, mobility, smart cities, sustainable resources management, regional growth, low-carbon energy infrastructure planning and protection, disaster management and climate action including natural catastrophes.

Satellite navigation provides continuous, real-time, reliable, accurate and globally available position, velocity and time. The technology fits important societal and market needs.

Scope: This topic will explore new applications in niche market sectors and business models in any application domain. Proposals should aim at developing sophisticated, innovative applications, such as mass market location based services (LBS) products, feasibility studies, market tests etc. Application development should be seen in a broad context - it includes the development, adaptation and/or integration of new software, hardware, services, datasets etc. Proposals should address emerging user needs and, specifically, take advantage of the Galileo and EGNOS capabilities and their distinguishing features. A specific emphasis will be given to support development of technological breakthrough into viable products with real commercial potential, where SMEs, which are considered as the key players for innovation in this domain, play a pivotal role, given their flexibility and adaptability.

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: Activities should aim at developing highly innovative and adaptive applications taking advantage of the Galileo and EGNOS. The proposal should be led by an SME and have a clear intention to commercialise the products and services developed, including a business plan. Additional partners within the consortium should contribute directly to the needs identified by the SME in the lead, in order to fulfil the above objective of commercialisation.

Release of practical tools to the GNSS developer community, ideally with free open source license, is of particular interest.

Type of action: Innovation actions

Topic conditions and documents

1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.

2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B and C of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme, with the following exceptions: the European Space Agency will not participate in consortia of proposals submitted under this call for proposals; the consortium coordinator must be an SME.

3. Evaluation

3.1 Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part H of the General Annexes of the General Work Programme.
3.2 Guide to the submission and evaluation process

4. Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.

Please submit a Preliminary Business Plan as an annex to the Part B. 
It should be uploaded as a separate document based on a template that you will find in the section Additional Documents.

5. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:
Information on the outcome of one-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the final date for submission.
Signature of grant agreements: maximum 3 months from the date of informing successful applicants.

6. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

Innovation Action:

Specific provisions and funding rates
Standard proposal template (administrative forms and structure of technical annex)
Standard evaluation form
Annotated Model Grant Agreement

7. Additional provisions:
Horizon 2020 budget flexibility
Classified information
Technology readiness levels (TRL) – where a topic description refers to TRL, these definitions apply.
Financial support to Third Parties – where a topic description foresees financial support to Third Parties, these provisions apply.

8. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. 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.

 

Additional documents

  • Legal basis - Framework Programme H2020 en
  • Legal basis - Specific Programme H2020 en
  • WP H2020 - 1. Introduction en
  • WP H2020 - 5. Introduction to Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies (LEITs) en
  • WP H2020 - 5iii. Space en
  • WP H2020 - 19. General Annexes en
  • H2020-Galileo-2014-1 Flash Call Info en
  • Template for Preliminary Business Plan applicable for topics: GALILEO-1-2014, GALILEO-2-2014 and GALILEO-3-2014 en

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