02 October 2008

GAL-PMI project: the final workshop

Piedmont Region is extremely interested in satellite navigation technology. Thanks to a 6 million € regional funding scheme, the GAL-PMI project started to boost R&D, innovation and the technology transfer in the field of satellite navigation in Piedmont. The applications are focused both on the future Galileo system and on the existing systems such as GPS and EGNOS. On Wednesday, 1st October the GAL-PMI consortium presented its results in Turin.The project was high-demanding: 100,000 hours of research and experimentation, 3 patents, 3 technology transfer contracts, 25 companies involved (SMEs in particular), 5 experimentations in real scenarios.

The outputs of the project are preindustrial prototypes using the PNT (positioning, navigation and timing) data to provide their services. The main fields involved in the project are the road monitoring, the tourism, the emergencies management and the payment systems. All the projects are presented on the official GAL-PMI website.

At the final workshop, there were many important personalities from the industry, the university and the politics, including the Italian Ministry of Transportation Mr Altiero Matteoli.