The NAVIS Centre in Hanoi won the first prize of the Vietnam Talent Award 2015

20 November 2015

The NAVIS Centre in Hanoi, established thanks to the support of two EU FP7 project coordinated by the Navigation Technologies Research Area of ISMB, won the first prize of the Vietnam Talent Award 2015, a ceremony that every year rewards the most promising research groups, new products and new discoveries in many scientific fields in Vietnam. NAVIS won the prize for its NAVISTAR, a ready to market product totally developed by the NAVIS researchers (Hanoi University of Science and Technology), that is a GPS/GNSS solution for high-accuracy, high-security applications. NAVISTAR provides a unified solution (with hardware, software and a mini CORS network), complementing high-accuracy positioning techniques like RTK, PPP, post-processing to bring about better performance, reliability and security.

Today the collaboration between ISMB and NAVIS is still going on thanks to the Horizon 2020 BELS project, started in June 2015, that involves twelve partners from Europe, Asia and Australia among universities, research centres, companies and industries. The project aims to raise awareness on European Satellite Navigation (EGNSS) technology in South-East Asia, one of the most dynamic areas of the world in this field. BELS will exploit the potentialities of NAVIS, since its peculiar geographic position (excellent visibility of all the GNSS systems today available in the world and high ionospheric activity) makes it a perfect site to test GNSS solutions of European companies so as to make them ready for the global market.