26 January 2009

NavSAS at Growing Galileo

NavSAS Group will massively participate at the Growing Galileo 2009. The conference is promoted by the GSA and it will take place in Brussels, on 27-28 January 2009.

The GSA website says that the second call for Galileo and EGNOS project proposals under the European Commission’s 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7) will target a wide variety of sectors and wider SME participation. Of the €40 million in funding available for the second call, around €28 million will be allocated to collaborative projects, €11 million to tenders (launched later in 2009), and €1 million to administrative and technical support in relation to developing Galileo and EGNOS services. The money will be allocated to projects promoting growth in the use of Galileo and EGNOS services in the open, commercial and regulated sectors. The proposals should demonstrate the benefits and efficiency of satellite navigation technology. The focus is on research with a short time to market as to maximise impact of the programme in the short term.