OREGIN, Galileo Services Join Forces

Galileo Services and OREGIN — the two most active organizations representing companies in the GNSS industry, particularly Europe’s Galileo program — have decided to join forces.

Galileo Services and OREGIN — the two most active organizations representing companies in the GNSS industry, particularly Europe’s Galileo program — have decided to join forces.

OREGIN — the ORganisation of European GNSS INdustry of equipment and services — was set up in 1999 today includes more than 160 members from 20 European countries. The organization provides program information, contributes to partnerships, advertises European Union (EU) industry competencies around the world, supports on-need EU institutions, and expresses industry views.

Galileo Services is a non-profit making organization of industries covering GNSS applications and services. Comprising 28 companies, the organization focuses on market development, R&D and demonstrations, and assistance to implementation of the Galileo program.

According to a statement of officials representing the two groups, the union will uniquely combine the innovation, flexibility, and responsiveness of the smallest enterprises with the strength, stability and reliability of the biggest industries. It will cover all the segments of the value chain and cover all application domains.

France Developpement Conseil (FDC) is a founding member of both and serves as coordinator of OREGIN. Gard Ueland, president of Kongsberg Seatex and serves as the chairman of Galileo Services.

For more information, contact Pascal Campagne, OREGIN coordinator, e-mail info@oregin.net, or Angéline Billot, Galileo Services permanent representative, e-mail <angeline.billot@galileo-services.org>.

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