Galileo-based solutions
for urban freight transport

The GALENA consortium is composed of 8 EU partners from Academic and Industry (SMEs) and brings experts to develop GNSS-based solution for urban freight pooling. The GALENA concept is based on the development of the hardware equipment as well as the information system and the supervision platform needed for the cross supply chain orchestration of a community of shippers involved in freight pooling in urban areas particularly for the last-mile delivery. The solution is established by key experts in the necessary complementary fields. The need for integration of this network of expertise to work together for a common goal cannot be overemphasized.

The GALENA partners can be split in two sub-groups:

  • SME: 6 SMEs partners (HLO, NBS, IIDRE, MGI, TRV, CYB)
  • Academic research: 1 University (UoA) and 1 research institute (IGiK)

HELILEO SA is an SME with a strong expertise in navigation system and especially in GNSS.

Helileo core business is to develop applications and services based on GNSS with a high level of confidence in the GNSS signal and informations. Helileo has:

  • developed applications in agriculture, train, UAVs, Robots, etc.
  • defined a product policy on the NaviGeoTM product line. The Navigeo products are based on GNSS products (Ublox, Telit, and Septentrio) with an open architecture to be able to include with the minimum of modification communication systems (GPRS, XBEE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi...) and also RFID.

Helileo profile matches with the project at different levels: Integrity of the solution, sensors fusion including Indoor capacities, encryption, authentication. Helileo is able to develop prototypes for the demonstration with its own technology (and in a near future with its own production tools).

Helileo, coordinator of the GALENA project, will be the leader of 4 WPs: WP0 – Project management, WP2 – System architecture and specifications, WP3 – Product development and WP6 – System integration and validation



NEBUSENS is a company devoted to the research, development and commercialization of innovative technological products related to Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) and Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLS), applicable to a wide range of areas, such as healthcare, home or industrial, among many others.

NEBUSENS will contribute to WP5 (Supervision platform) where will be designed and developed a web service platform for supporting multiple locating technologies and to the WP3, with regards to the indoor location issues.

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IIDRE, created in 2012, is a Small company of innovative technological products including hardware, middleware and software related to embedded system and Internet of things.

IIDRE works in automation and control systems in France providing a wide diversity of solutions related to the Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) such as Internet of things and Real Time Locating System (RTLS).

IIDRE has an incubation program ESA Bic Sud France incubation and continues to focus on wireless sensor network and indoor localization. As an innovative company, IIDRE designs a complete solution IINEO-GEO for different sectors to alert and monitor in real time connected products.

IIDRE has a strong IT architecture experience from infrastructure to software. With this architecture knowledge, IIDRE is in the best position to manage the WP5.



MGI is specialised in the development and implementation of cargo community systems which are complex information systems that optimize logistics processes for international trade hub such as ports and airports. MGI extends its expertise and solutions to urban freight user’s community.

In the Galena project, MGI is responsible for the work package dedicated to the Logistic Information System. MGI’s solutions already manage pooling and consolidation/ deconsolidation processes.  We can integrate data coming from Galileo’s applications and support innovative solutions workflow for urban freight management..

REYNAUD Christophe


TRI-VIZOR NV was founded on the 18th of November 2008 by three partners Alex Van Breedam, Bart Vannieuwenhuyse and Sven Verstrepen as the world’s first cross supply chain orchestrator. TRI-VIZOR NV is the first player in the world to offer specialized services to create, support and orchestrate cross-company partnerships in logistics. Horizontal collaboration, even between (semi-) competitors, and the bundling of freight flows across multiple companies, is expected to reshape the logistics landscape in the next decade. By clustering specific logistics activities and consolidating supply chains, significant economies of scale can be achieved in terms of efficiency (logistics cost), effectiveness (customer service) and environmental sustainability (carbon footprint).

Through bundling and consolidation of freight flows TRI-VIZOR achieves to combine logistics performance (lean logistics) with environmental impact decrease (green logistics).

TRI-VIZOR is WP leader for WP2 – Users’ Requirements and WP8 – Demonstrations. The in-depth knowledge and experience in logistics in general and city distribution and orchestrated horizontal collaboration in logistics in particular, make TRI-VIZOR the ideal partner to be in charge of these WPs. As an orchestrator TRI-VIZOR has plenty of experience in the set up and the management of complex, multi-actor collaborations in logistics.



Cyberens is an SME developing security software based on cryptographic mechanisms (random number generation, encryption, integrity, and signature). Current developments include cryptographic libraries for Windows and applications for Windows, Mac OSX, Android and iOS.

Cyberens will be in charge of the implementation of the security functions of the Navigeoscan. These functions are similar to the ones already used by Cyberens in its cryptographic library.



The University of Athens (UoA), formally known as the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, is a major public research university and the oldest tertiary education institution in Greece. It consists of five Faculties (Sciences, Health and Medicine, Law Economics & Political Sciences, Philosophy, and Theology) which are divided into twenty-nine academic departments with more than 51,000 registered students. UoA employs 2300 Teaching and Research staff members and 500 administrative personnel. The University of Athens is a legal entity of public law and has full academic autonomy but is subject to state supervision by the Ministry of Education; the latter provides part of its funding.

The Department of Informatics and Telecommunications ( and consists of 40 academic staff members and over 100 PhD candidates and research associates. The research and development activities within the Department cover a wide spectrum of ICT technologies and have been funded by FP6, FP7 and H2020 as well as an array of Greek Research initiatives.  The department and in particular the Madgik Research Group maintains expertise in Web Engineering, Data Management, Cloud-Computing, Distributed and Web Information Systems, GIS-based Management and Workflow Systems, Data Mining, Digital Libraries, User Interfaces, Personalization and Data Warehouse. The department is also home to four ERC Research Grants and is currently involved in several funded ICT research and development projects.

Over the last decade, UoA has developed the required expertise to contribute into GALENA by spearheading efforts in the areas of software systems development. UoA will be strongly involved in WP5 and will participate in WP1, WP2 and WP6. Among other things, UoA will deal with the creation of the supervision platform and the associated web services, real-time data processing and visualization support for urban freight pooling, as well as the provision of services in contemporary cloud-computing infrastructures.



The Institute of Geodesy and Cartography (IGIK) is a leading research centre in Poland, focussing on implementing innovative solutions related to remote sensing applications, downstream services, navigation technologies, spatial data infrastructures (SDI), geomatics, GIS processing and digital photogrammetry.

IGiK is one of the first research centres in Poland (and in Central & Eastern Europe), which applied remote sensing techniques, hence it has gained considerable experience in these application for various sectors. IGiK represents Polish government in Copernicus (GMES) Committee and is a national space programme consultant. IGiK plays a role of formal scientific support for the Mazovia region in field of space investigations. IGiK is also a member of European Centre of Excellence for Earth Observation Research Training. IGiK is a partner of the international consortium formed to develop and demonstrate a range of reliable and cost efficient European geo-information services to support the European directives as well as European and International policies. IGiK is responsible for scientific support of the National and European Spatial Information Infrastructure INSPIRE and carries out projects related to promotion of the achievements in techniques of designing and implementing advanced geospatial systems, based on Polish and international scientific research.

IGiK is also well established in two clusters – ICT Mazovia Cluster and Mazovia Space Cluster within NEREUS, hence is in position to support and arise involvement of SMEs and local authorities in wide spreading of innovative technologies in a crosscutting sectors. IGiK is one of the initiator of establishing Mazovia Transport Cluster (Special Interest Group on Smart, Green and Intelligent Transport), which puts it in a perfect position of reaching broad network of stakeholders in transport related sector.

IGiK will be in charge of the communication activities and the results dissemination within GALENA.



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