The GNSS Education Network for Industry and UniversitieS (GENIUS) project is concentrating on forging strong links between the GNSS applications industry and universities and research institutes.
A key part of the project is the delivery of a FREE programme of professional GNSS educationand training services to industry. The 3-day long courses commence in February 2013 and run until the end of 2014 and will be delivered at locations across the EU.
A doctoral focussed education network is supported through ongoing training, industry based internships and an industry focussed PhD programme. Other training programmes supported through GENIUS include a PhD summit and webinars.
The GENIUS project is funded under the European Commission (EC) Framework 7 programme. It commenced on the 4th January 2012 and will operate for a duration of 36 months.
- To strenghthen GNSS research and education programmes
- To foster co-operation between research and business
GENIUS project activities complement the existing initiatives including G-train.
Project Activities & Impacts
- Professional Education for Industry and SMEs
GENIUS activities will include the strengthening and coordination of professional education across Europe that will raise knowledge and GNSS skills within industry. These activities will also address the skills gap through providing feedback for design and quality improvements. The project will drive demand and quality for professional training in GNSS.
- Strengthening of e-learning tools
Tools provided to professionals and researchers to help them understand how GNSS signals can be processed to develop new and innovative applications.
- GNSS PhD Training
A benchmark for PhD education and training to increase the quality in the level of PhD students addresssing the education agenda.
- GNSS PhD Summit
Sustenance of networking between reseachers and their peers to strengthen the EU research agenda.
- PhD Scholarships
Building connections with industry, promoting collaborative industry focussed PhDs across the EU and providing a mechanism for technology transfer between academia and industry.
- Internship Programme
Provision of specialist GNSS resource to industry, technology transfer and knowledge exchange. Its long term impact will be a strenghtening of GNSS internship placements in industry.
- Extension of the ESNC University Challenge
Increased participation of universities entering the ESNC and focussed promotion at 6 universities. The university challenge special topic prize of the ESNC will be used as a valuable tool for innovation and entrpreneurship. It will assist the transfer of technology from academia to the commerical domain. The addition of this competition prize fund will help increase overal submissions and increase commerical activity in the field of GNSS.