On November 14, the European Commission, owner of the Galileo Information Centre (GIC) in Brazil, and the members of the Consortium formed by European and Brazilian organisations in charge of the 36-month project financed by the European Union to create and maintain the Center, held the kick-off meeting of the project.
The main goal of the new Centre, financed by the European Commission, is to reinforce the position of the European Union, not only as a GNSS signal provider, but as a key partner for stakeholders in Brazil. Moreover, the Centre will also build up instruments to develop relevant initiatives to promote European GNSS in Brazil, providing a privileged entry point for the European GNSS industry in Brazil.
The specific objectives of the project are: to understand and monitor the local ecosystem of stakeholders, markets and initiatives related to GNSS; to enhance local awareness and understanding of European GNSS; to foster an adequate level of local knowledge and specialisation on European GNSS; to facilitate local development of GNSS applications; and to facilitate alliances between EU and local counterparts, both in industry and academia.
Get to know the project members:
- PildoLabs – Company with extensive experience in systems / services / applications EGNSS (EGNOS / Galileo), coordinator of the consortium in charge of developing the Galileo Information Centre in Brazil.
- Everis – Company with extensive experience in specific consultancy for the Commission in matters related to Galileo, also having subsidiaries in Brazil (iMonitore), Colombia (name please), Peru (name please) and Chile (name please).
- Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) – University of reference at European level in the development of material and training in EGNSS (EGNOS / Galileo).
- Ineco – Main subcontractor of the Galileo Service Center, with a subsidiary in Brazil (name please) and with the support of the air services provider ENAIRE.
- Enaire – Spanish Air Navigation Service Provider supporting the initiative as a based case on how Galileo is contributing to its business and strategy.
- Sao Jose dos Campos Technology Park – For hosting the GIC office and events (accumulates support from INPE, ITA, IAeV, and other Campus institutions).
- iMonitore – Representative of the GIC in Brazil, which a large expertise in institutional relations in the transport business.
- MundoGEO – Organizer of DroneShow LATAM and publishing entity for regional information content.
- Universidade Federal do Ceará – Local university to bridge with UPC.