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BroadGNSS successfully reaches the 1st milestone of its Open Market Consultation phase

Press Release, 3 June 2021

On 2 June 2021, the BroadGNSS successfully hit the first milestone of its Open Market Consultation (OMC) phase with a successful Webinar with interested suppliers.

More than 30 supplier organisations from 12 countries joined the webinar to learn more about the BroadGNSS challenge, the PCP process and have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss with the project team. The companies who participated were namely invited to fill the BroadGNSS OMC questionnaire, until the end of June 2021. Finally, on 26 of of October, a Partnering Event will be held (in Paris or online depending on the situation) to assist companies search for a consortium – stay tuned for more details.

A total budget of 2,5 Million for research & development activities is planned for the three phases of the PCP (design, prototype and finally initial development and testing). 

The link to the webinar recording/the presentations and link to the questionnaire are all available on the BroadGNSS website OMC page:

If you are a supplier of innovative GNSS technologies and/or applications, your participation to the questionnaire is extremely valuable to us!

About the OMC

The output of the OMC will give a broad insight into the current state of the art of the BroadGNSS proposed system. It will allow contributors to give feedback on what technologies should be included in BroadGNSS, where they see the biggest technical challenges and what more information should be shared in order to make scope of the challenge clearer. The results of the consultations will be fully documented and taken into account in order to detail the tender specifications.

About BroadGNSS

BroadGNSS, a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) action funded by the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) under Horizon 2020, is inviting potentially interested bidders to participate in an open market consultation for its upcoming PCP to improve the services that public safety and disaster relief organisations offer to Europe’s citizens.

The BroadGNSS project is running from December 2020 until March 2024 with the aim of procuring R&D services to develop deployable applications for synchronisation and monitoring of critical mobile broadband communication infrastructure and information assets for Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) based on EGNOS and Galileo. 

For more information, see the Prior Information Notice here, and a Corrigendum here.

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