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On February 4th the NAVISP programme and the great results it has reached after only 2 years from its start were presented at the Ministry of Education and Research held at Eigtved’s Pakhus, next to the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The event gathered 65 Danish actors among companies and research centers. Following the plenary session, some bilateral meetings with industry were organized…
The presentations given at the NAVISP Industry Days are now published, and can be found here.     
More than 140 people attended the event, appraising the results reached after only two years of operational life of the Programme. More than 90 separate activities being undertaken, and approximately 65% of the budget of the first phase already engaged. For phase two of NAVISP the aim is to double the budget, based on the level of interest. The intervention of the DG focused on the main…
Under NAVISP Element 1, ESA awarded  the activity “Pulsar Timescale Demonstration”  to a consortium led by GMV-UK with the support of the University of Manchester and the UK’s National Physical Laboratory. The objective of the activity is to set up  a pulsar-based clock , called “PulChron”. The  system measures the passing of time using millisecond-frequency radio pulses from…
The agenda is now established, find it here. This is the workshop for the successful ESA-programme NAVISP, aimed at fostering Innovation and Competitiveness in the Positioning Navigation and Timing domain.  You will learn about NAVISP opportunities and its current projects as well as meeting industry, delegations and ESA experts for your future initiatives and…
Today, NAVISP Programme Manager was invited to present the Programme at the "Industry Day and Briefing on European Space Agency's Romanian Industry Incentive Scheme Call", organised at the Conference Centre of the National Institute for Aerospace Research in Bucharest.  This was a great opportunity to share the success of the Programme with the local PNT ecosystem and to pave the way for an…
The 2019 Work Plan for Element 1 has been approved. This means that we will soon be able to share with you all the new and exciting Invitation To Tenders that will be published during 2019. We cannot wait to share these with you! Please make sure that your country belongs to the participating states in Element 1 and additionally has not opted out from specific ITTs. More details about the…
Last week the Royal Institute of Navigation arranged the International Navigation Conference. It was held in Bristol, UK and included many of the biggest names, programmes, and companies within the PNT sector, including NAVISP. A dedicated NAVISP stand was in place, attracting a large amount of visitors. Giorgio Solari held a presentation illustrating the opportunities of NAVISP and the…
NAVISP aims at fostering PNT innovation while supporting competitiveness of industry and member states national strategies.  NAVISP portfolio of activities is quite heterogeneous and includes a  mix of ESA-driven and industry-driven initiatives.    Is the NAVISP portfolio complete? Is the Programme meeting the needs of an evolving and highly competitive PNT market?   From now…
Shortly after the German subscription to NAVISP, DLR organized a NAVISP day-workshop at its Headquarters in Bonn.  The workshop was very successful attracting the interest of an audience of 37 German actors of the PNT sector.  The activities of the Work Plans of Element 1 were presented as well the procedures and peculiarities of Element 2 and Element 3 Open Call for Proposals. New…