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Development of GNSS receiver technologies for premium and general mass market Webinar

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This call is launched within the EU R&D funding programme ‘Fundamental Elements’ which supports the development of EGNSS-enabled chipsets, receivers and antennas.
The objectives of the Fundamental Elements can be summarised as following:
- Facilitate the adoption of the European GNSS Systems, building on their innovative services and differentiators
- Improve the competitiveness of EU industry
- Address user needs in priority market segments
- Maximise benefits to European citizens

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Development of GNSS receiver technologies for premium and general mass market Webinar

  1. 1. Development of GNSS receiver technologies for Premium and General mass market Fundamental Elements Webinar, 20th of April 2018 1This presentation can be interpreted only together with the oral comments accompanying it Omar Valdés, Market Development Officer Justyna Redelkiewicz, Head of IoT Market Sector Duccio Triolo, Legal Officer Vincenza De Tommaso, Financial Officer Alina Hriscu, Market Development Officer
  2. 2.  CALL BACKGROUND  TECHNICAL SCOPE  ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS  HOW TO PREPARE YOUR PROPOSAL  GRANT AGREEMENT  Q&A TIME Agenda 2 15 MIN 15 MIN 30 MIN
  3. 3. This call is launched within the EU R&D funding programme ‘Fundamental Elements’ which supports the development of EGNSS-enabled chipsets, receivers and antennas. The objectives of the Fundamental Elements can be summarised as following: • Facilitate the adoption of the European GNSS Systems, building on their innovative services and differentiators • Improve the competitiveness of EU industry • Address user needs in priority market segments • Maximise benefits to European citizens Call background (1/4) 3
  4. 4. • GNSS mass market applications cover two market segments: ‒ Location Based Services (LBS), understood as consumer-grade GNSS applications accessible on smartphones, tablets and wearables ‒ Internet of Things (IoT), understood for the purpose of this call as Machine to Machine applications, using communication networks to connect objects and share/monitor their location. • Performance requirements by these applications call for more accurate, reliable and ubiquitous signals and services. • Positioning solutions combine the use of GNSS with independent measurements derived from augmentation sensors and radio technologies • The perception of GNSS as an important battery drain slows down its adoption in the IoT domain. Call background (2/4) 4
  5. 5. Premium Mass Market (PMM) • Upper segment of mass market applications with respect to general purpose mass-market applications (defined later). For example: ‒ Semi-professional applications (like GIS on smartphones) ‒ Applications to assist visually or physically impaired (eHealth) ‒ Use of higher-end devices for trekking/geocaching/paragliding ‒ Tracking of high value goods and people. • It requires higher performances than the ones achievable by popular mass-market products such as trackers or step counters but less stringent than the professional ones such as GIS receivers. • Currently covered by GPS only or GNSS multi-constellation, single band. • Issue to be addressed by the available funding: Galileo adoption is progressing, however the solutions are not optimized for Galileo and usually do not use Galileo differentiators. Call Background (3/4) 5
  6. 6. General Mass Market (GMM) • Low end part of mass market applications: ‒ Mainly cost-driven ‒ Energy consumption and physical size are key drivers. • GMM receivers aim at uses in, primarily, Internet of Things applications, for example: ‒ Low value objects and persons geo-fencing and tracking (with low accuracy requirements) ‒ Smart lightning ‒ Bike sharing, etc. • Currently covered by other sensors/networks or GPS only, single band. • Issue to be addressed by the available funding: GNSS is not included in very low power solutions or low performance GPS only solutions are proposed. Call background (4/4) 6
  7. 7. Development, integration, testing and demonstration of hardware components, software or firmware filling technology gaps for Premium Mass Market GNSS devices. The developments shall: ‒ Be innovative ‒ Be compliant with specific market constraints ‒ Be ready to be integrated into a close-to-market device and meet the applications requirements (TRL 7). ‒ Leverage Galileo differentiators. Objective 1 7
  8. 8. Development, integration, testing and demonstration of hardware components, software or firmware filling technology gaps for Internet of Things (IoT) or other General Mass Market applications. The developments shall: ‒Be innovative but cost efficient, ‒Meet the applications requirements. ‒Be compliant with other specific market constraints, ‒Be ready to be integrated into a close-to-market device featuring either single- (Galileo) or double-constellation (Galileo/GPS), leverage Galileo differentiators whenever relevant Objective 2 8
  9. 9. 11 Award criteria 1. Relevance and credibility of the proposed approach max. score 50 2. Impact in terms of economic and public benefits max. score 10  Innovation (see Table 2 of B1 Form – Elements of innovation) and actual role of Galileo in the proposed solutions  Overall quality of the proposal in terms of deliverables, their content and structure and methodology for project implementation  Effectiveness of the prototype demonstration in the interest of showcasing the expected benefits.  Feasibility of the proposal targeting market implementation after the completion of the project.  Maximisation of the benefits to citizens by the adoption of the results in the market  Effectiveness, coherence and viability of the business plan for the commercialisation of the results.
  10. 10. 12 Award criteria If a total score lower than 60 points or a score lower than 60% for any of the above four criteria is obtained, the proposal will not be evaluated further and will be rejected 3. Credible and effective 3. 3 3. Dissemination plan for the results in the best interest of the European Union; max score 10 max. score 35 4. Coherence and effectiveness of the work plan max score 30  Credibility of proposed dissemination plan  Effectiveness of proposed dissemination plan  Coherence of the work plan in terms of activities’ definition, schedule, effort and cost, including justification of the resources to be committed  Appropriateness of the management structures and procedures, including risk and innovation management  Appropriateness of the distribution of the tasks among the proposed resources
  11. 11. Stages Date/time or indicative period a) Publication of the call 12 March 2018 b) Deadline for request for clarifications 15 June 2018 c) Publication of the clarifications 22 June 2018 d) Deadline for submitting applications 12 July 2018 e) Evaluation period July to September 2018 f) Information to applicants on the outcome of the evaluation October 2018 g) Signature of the Grant Agreement [T0 + 8 months] November 2018 Time line 13
  12. 12. • Maximum budget allocated for EU funding: EUR 6.000.000 • Number of projects: Up to 8 • Indicative EU financing amount for each project: EUR 500.000 - 1.500.000 • Maximum EU financing rate of eligible costs: 70 % Budget 14
  13. 13. The call constitutes a good opportunity for: • Already-established providers of solutions for mass market to improve or expand their product portfolio • New comers to facilitate the development of their own solutions and their entry to the market We are looking forward to receive your proposals for this exciting opportunity! High flexibility and scalability 15
  14. 14. ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS 16
  15. 15. • Applications must be submitted by legal persons established in and/or natural person(s) being citizen of one of the following countries:  EU Member State  Norway, Switzerland Definition of “established”: having a registered office, central administration or principal place of business in one of these countries. • No restriction on consortium size • In case of multiple applicants, the proposal consequently must be submitted by a consortium composed of at least two entities out of which:  the coordinator shall be a legal person;  the co-applicant(s) can be either legal and/or natural person(s). Eligible applicants 17
  16. 16. 18 For UK applicants • Eligibility criteria must be complied with for the entire duration of the grant. • Consequences after Brexit: If no agreement is signed ensuring that British applicants continue to be eligible, beneficiary will either: ‒ cease to receive EU funding (they will have to contribute with own funding if interested to complete the project) or ‒ be required to leave the project. • In case beneficiaries will leave the project, they will have to deliver results for the period up to Brexit in order to have the right to be paid.
  17. 17. HOW TO PREPARE YOUR PROPOSAL 19
  18. 18.  The Administrative package  The Technical package  The Financial package Summary of the proposals 20
  19. 19. Summary of the proposals 21 FORM CONTENT SINGLE APPLICANT/ CO- ORDINATOR CO-APPLICANT(S) AFFILIATED ENTITY A1 PROPOSAL OVERVIEW X A2 PROPOSAL SUMMARY X A3 COORDINATOR PROFILE X A4 CO-APPLICANT PROFILE X A5 DECLARATION OF HONOUR X X x A6 FINANCIAL CAPACITY X X x B1 TECHNICAL PROPOSAL X B2 OPERATIONAL CAPACITY X X C1 PRELIMINARY BUDGET X X ADMIN PACKAGE TECHNICAL PACKAGE FINANCIAL PACKAGE
  20. 20.  Admin package WHO does WHAT? 22 FORM CONTENT Single applicant / Co-ordinator Co-applicant(s) Affiliated entity A1 PROPOSAL OVERVIEW X A2 PROPOSAL SUMMARY X A3 COORDINATOR PROFILE X A4 CO-APPLICANT PROFILE X A5 DECLARATION OF HONOUR X X X A6 FINANCIAL CAPACITY X X X
  21. 21. 23 Overview of the submittal templates It serves 2 purposes: COVER PAGE OF FORM A1 (TO BE FILLED BY THE COORDINATOR + GSA)  Checklist for the applicants: list of the submission set + number of docs to be submitted  Basic information on the Proposal for GSA: project acronym and consortium composition (if relevant) + receipt of the documents.
  22. 22. 24 Overview of the submittal templates  Contact details: Name/Surname, Organisation, ..  Proposal Abstract: high level description of the proposed technical solution  About the participants: name, role in the project and represented country FORM A1. PROPOSAL OVERVIEW (TO BE FILLED BY THE COORDINATOR) FORM A2. PROPOSAL SUMMARY (TO BE FILLED BY THE COORDINATOR)  Objectives of the proposal: target of the proposal, including added value of the proposition in relation to the objectives of the call  Description of the work: high level project’s workflow  Milestone and Expected results
  23. 23. 25 Overview of the submittal templates FORM A3. COORDINATOR PROFILE (TO BE SUBMITTED BY THE COORDINATOR)  Legal Information: LEF (Legal Entity Form: private or public company, registration info) with supporting evidence (e.g. commercial registry extract, company statutes…)  Financial Identification: (FIF) banking details and account holder’s info  Authorised person to commit the company/organisation. Power of attorney of the person(s) signing the proposal must be annexed to the form.  Information on co-financing: how the applicant would do it? under which form?  Previous EU contracts/grants: to check the application of no-double funding principle.  Stamp: in some countries, it’s not common; however it is necessary for administrative purposes FORM A4. CO-APPLICANT PROFILE (TO BE FILLED BY THE)  Same as for Coordinator: to be filled by the co-applicant.  No Financial Identification form needed!
  24. 24. 26 Overview of the submittal templates FORM A5. DECLARATION OF HONOUR (TO BE SUBMITTED BY ALL APPLICANTS – INCLUDING AFFILIATED ENTITIES)  It serves to check the exclusion and selection criteria  To be filled and submitted by ALL applicants  Generic text used by EU institutions and agencies.  Supporting evidence may be required on the basis of a risk assessment that will be conducted by the GSA – possibility for the potential beneficiaries to start collecting all evidence early enough to be assessed by the applicants  Evidence submitted in another procedure (procurement or grant) less than 12 months before the award of the grant can be re-used (no need of submitting new documents) FORM A6. FINANCIAL CAPACITY (TO BE SUBMITTED BY ALL APPLICANTS – INCLUDING AFFILIATED ENTITIES)
  25. 25.  Technical package: WHO does WHAT? 27 FORM CONTENT Single applicant / Co-ordinator Co-applicant(s) Affiliated entity B1 TECHNICAL PROPOSAL X B2 OPERATIONAL CAPACITY X X X
  26. 26. 28 Technical package • Every proposal will be assessed against the criteria set out in the relevant Call for Proposal. • In particular, for the technical package: The Technical proposal (B1 Form) shall be assessed against the AWARD criteria (CfP sect. 10) The Operational capacity (B2 Form) shall be assessed against the SELECTION criteria (CfP sect. 9.2)
  27. 27. 29 Technical package – overview of forms Form B1 The co-ordinator, on behalf of the consortium, shall submit the TECHNICAL PROPOSAL. 1. CONCEPT and APPROACH (max. 30 pages) 2. EXPECTED IMPACT (max. 10 pages) 3. IMPLEMENTATION (max. 20 pages) 4. TECHNICAL ANNEXES
  28. 28. 1.I This section shall contain, as minimum: Description of the proposed technical solution and how the project is relevant for the main objectives, in particular the description of: • The process to identify the requirements, design and develop the receiver’s prototype • The validation plan to assess the receiver’s performance against the operational requirements, both in simulated and in real environment • The dissemination activities towards the relevant stakeholders 30 Technical package – overview of forms Form B1: Concept
  29. 29. 1.II. This section shall contain, as minimum, a detailed description of the proposed implementation of the project including: • A methodology for requirements identification, design, development and testing of the receiver • A preliminary strategy for the validation of the receiver’s performances • How the applicants propose to leverage the partners in the consortium and the key external stakeholders (e.g. GNSS receiver/chipset manufacturers, finance, telecommunication and energy industry, as well as other relevant stakeholders) • The list of deliverables and related deliverables plan • The roadmap for operational implementation 31 Technical package – overview of forms Form B1: Approach
  30. 30. 32 Technical package – overview of forms Form B1: Expected impact 2. This section shall at least address the following topics: • Describe how your project will contribute to the maximisation of the benefits to citizens by the adoption of the proposed solution in the market • Elaborate a preliminary roadmap for operational implementation of the results of the grant
  31. 31. 33 Technical package – overview of forms Form B1: Implementation (1/2) 3. Structured section guiding the applicant through the following points: • Work Plan definition  Work Packages: description, effort, resp., objectives, etc.  WP schedule: Gantt chart, or similar  WP inter-dependencies: Pert chart, or similar  List of Deliverables (e.g. specification, report, demo kit, etc.) • Project management  Milestones, and relevant decision making  Preliminary Risk register
  32. 32. 34 Technical package – overview of forms Form B1: Implementation (2/2) 3. Structured section guiding the applicant through the following points: • Consortium as a whole:  Partners complementarity  Tasks allocation  Effectiveness in the project execution and to ensure exploitation of the results • Project’s Resources:  Planned staff effort  Other Direct Costs  Subcontracting  Budget overview
  33. 33. 35 Technical package – overview of forms Form B1: Technical annexes 4. Table to be filled out with the following information: • Partners name (Organisation/Company) • Company category (e.g. Research institute, chipset manufacturer, other) • Country Legal person: origin meaning “established”: having a registered office OR central administration OR principal place of business in one of those countries. Natural Person: citizenship
  34. 34. 36 Technical package – overview of forms Form B1: Operational capacity Every applicant (coordinator and co-applicants), shall submit the OPERATIONAL CAPACITY Form. Objective: to demonstrate compliance with SELECTION criteria set out in the CfP Ref. CfP section 9.2 – “Applicants must show they have the operational (technical and management) capacity to complete the activities to be supported by this Call for Proposal and must demonstrate their capacity to manage the activities corresponding to the size of the project for which the grant is requested.”
  35. 35. 37 Financial package 2 forms to fill in A6 form – financial capacity C1 form – estimated budget Additional forms will be evaluated, e.g.: Section IV of B1 form – technical proposal
  36. 36. • Filled in with figures from your annual (audited) accounts • GSA calculates ratios (e.g. profitability, indebtedness, financial independence) • Used to assess your financial viability Not applicable to public bodies and international organisations Form A6: Financial capacity 38
  37. 37. Form C1: Estimated budget 39
  38. 38. • During evaluation it will be checked: ‒ Staff effort – in relation to estimated budget for personnel ‒ Description of other direct costs ‒ List of subcontracts ‒ Cumulative budget overview Section IV - B1 form 40 The amounts should fit with amounts in C1 Form
  39. 39. • Maximum EU contribution: this is the maximum amount that the GSA can award under one particular action. It will be the cap of the reimbursement the beneficiary(ies) will be entitled to • Max. reimbursement rate: this is the maximum reimbursement rate that the GSA can accept under one particular action. It applies to all applicants regardless their legal form. Applicants are free to propose a lower rate. • Reimbursement of actual costs • Indirect cost rate: 7% ‒ Indirect costs = 7% * (total eligible direct costs - subcontracting) Budget and reimbursement rates 41
  40. 40. • 3 payments in total: ‒ Pre-financing 30% to be paid after signature of the grant agreement – no reporting needed ‒ Interim payment up to 40% reporting period and necessary reports detailed in grant agreement (clearance of the pre-financing) ‒ Final payment (30-70%) to cover the final eligible costs of the action – against reporting Payment scheme 42
  41. 41. • When the tasks in B1 cannot be done by the consortium • Principles: ‒ Best value for money or the lowest price ‒ No Conflict of Interest ‒ May only cover a limited part of the action and can not cover the core activities ‒ Necessary for implementation of the action ‒ Stated already in the proposal and in estimated budget Subcontracting among beneficiaries is not possible Subcontracting 43
  42. 42. GRANT AGREEMENT 44
  43. 43. Draft Grant Agreement 45 • NOT part of the proposal to be submitted • Please read it before submitting a proposal • It contains important elements on payments, reporting, IPR etc.
  44. 44. • GSA: Legal and Procurement Department • E-mail address: gnss.grants@gsa.europa.eu • Office address: GSA, Janovského 438/2, 170 00, Prague 7, Czech Republic Contact coordinates for the call 46 Please refer in the subject to the relevant reference number of the Call GSA/GRANT/08/2017 Submit requests for clarifications by: 15 June 2018 Submit proposals by: 12 July 2018

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