As stated in the Digital Single Market Strategy, the combination of digital technologies (big data, Internet of Things, 5G, high performance computing etc.) with other advanced technologies and service innovation offers huge opportunities for increasing industrial competitiveness, growth and jobs.
Location Based-Services (LBS) segment represents a large and fast-growing market, both in terms of number of devices and of cumulated downstream revenues. Mobile operators and application developers are showing a growing interest in using location data as an enabler for numerous enterprise, consumer and public safety services. GNSS LBS applications are supported by several categories of devices, mainly smartphones and tablets, but also specific equipment such as tracking devices, digital cameras, portable computers and fitness gear. These devices support a multitude of applications tailor-made to satisfy different usage conditions and needs.
The main challenge of this topic is to develop EGNSS applications contributing to digitisation of products and services that will:
Actions should deliver new innovative applications, with commercial impact and a clear market uptake perspective.
The proposed EGNSS applications may integrate digital technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, big data and robotics.
The areas which are identified as especially promising for further EGNSS applications development are commercial Location Based Services, e.g. secure financial transactions; mobile workforce management, tracking solutions and augmented reality, as well as future telecommunication networks. The applications related to the concept of Smart Cities are also within the scope of this topic.
For all the areas, the development and innovation should build on:
EGNSS should be part and parcel of the envisaged solution(s). However, where a combination of EGNSS with other technologies is required to make the application(s) work, this is not excluded from the scope.
In projects to be funded under this topic participation of industry, in particular SMEs, is encouraged.
Proposals addressing PRS (Public Regulated Service) related applications are not in the scope
of this action.
The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 1 and 3 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.
This topic contributes to the Horizon 2020 focus area "Digitising and transforming European industry and services".Expected Impact: