The project environment

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

The project is inside the topic GALILEO-2–2014-2015: Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) based EGNSS applications, based EGNSS applications specific challenge and scope can be summarized in the following points:
  • Take advantage of Galileo and EGNOS capabilities for the development of innovative applications that will enhance Europe’s capacity to address major changes in fields including mobility and sustainability.
  • Include development, adaptation, and/or integration of new software, hardware or services.
  • Address emerging user needs.
  • Development of technological breakthrough into viable products with real commercial potential.
Complementary, the Horizon 2020 Mobility for Growth call highlights that transport is on the brink of a new era of “smart mobility” where transport infrastructure, transport modes and individual travellers will be increasingly interconnected through advances in information and communications technology. G-MOTIT is fully aligned to this vision by making use of new satellite navigation technologies.

Funding agent

The GSA’s mission is to support European Union objectives and achieve the highest return on European GNSS investment, in terms of benefits to users and economic growth and competitiveness, by:
  • Designing and enabling services that fully respond to user needs, while continuously improving the European GNSS services and Infrastructure;
  • Managing the provision of quality services that ensure user satisfaction in the most cost-efficient manner;
  • Engaging market stakeholders to develop innovative and effective applications, value-added services and user technology that promote the achievement of full European GNSS adoption;
  • Ensuring that European GNSS services and operations are thoroughly secure, safe and accessible.

Consortium partners

Pildo Labs Wessex is a modern Air Traffic Management and Intelligent Transport Systems service provider that offers bespoke solutions to the industry in ATM and ITS satellite navigation and technology development. Committed to mitigating environmental impacts of transport, Pildo Labs Wessex is at the forefront of the development, trialing, implementation and measurement of optimal efficiency ATM and ITS operations.

Going Green started business in 2008 with the commercialization of electric vehicles in Spain. Going Green is currently developing three business lines: electric vehicle commercialization, mobility solutions based on sharing systems and manufacturing of electric motorbikes.

Created in 2010, MOPeasy is the only French full platform of shared ecomobility2, integrating in an internet portal the whole elements. MOPeasy, is a pioneer in the field of electromobility, car sharing and carpooling. MOPeasy develops and promotes smooth mobility in city centers. The aim of MOPeasy is beyond solving mobility issues. MOPeasy’s goals are to create local “social networks” around

Creafutur is a private foundation promoted by the Government of Catalonia and ESADE Business School. Its mission is to understand people’s future needs to help detect and implement new areas of opportunity. It is a pioneer initiative in Spain with regards to the so called applied market innovation. Creafutur accumulates a wide experience in Mobility sector, with special focus on user needs characterization and identification of future business opportunities in vehicle sharing services.

IMI is the IT Department of Barcelona City Council, and is responsible of Smart Cities and ITS related projects. Barcelona, city of culture, knowledge, creativity, innovation and wellbeing, is a pioneer in the global quest of becoming a Smart city reference. With the aim of improving public services for local citizens while boosting business competiveness, innovation and job creation, the Barcelona City Council is deploying smart city projects promoting public-private partnerships in fields such as transport, shopping, street lighting and environmental monitoring. The city has become a true urban lab for pilot services and real projects that translate into tangible benefits in the everyday life of citizens, making Barcelona more open, efficient and friendly.