Navigation Innovation and Support Programme

Client's needs

ESA chose us to develop their European Space Software Repository (ESSR), an information web portal to promote reuse of Software, including Open Source Software.

Industry: technology


Custom web development


NAVISP (Navigation Innovation and Support Programme) is a new European Space Agency (ESA) programme in Navigation to foster innovation and competitiveness of European industry.

In 2015, ESA chose us to develop their European Space Software Repository (ESSR), an information web portal to promote reuse of Software, including Open Source Software. Since our collaboration was a great success for both parties, we were thrilled when they decided to choose us as their partner to develop another 2 projects for ESA, swingby and NAVISP.

In 2017, we started to develop NAVISP platform, from scratch, and Symfony was the right solution for ESA’s custom needs. We also used several technologies, such as MySQL, ElasticSearch/SOLR, PHP7, NGINX and MemCache.

The NAVISP Web Portal is a gateway meant to inform stakeholders, such as member states, research centers, industries and institutions, facilitating the outreach of the programme and the interaction with NAVISP stakeholders. The main NAVISP objective is to facilitate the generation of Satellite Navigation/PNT innovative propositions with participating States and their industry, in coordination with EU and its institutions.

ESA developed with Innobyte the web portal “” for the new Navigation Innovation and Support Programme as an instrument of outreach, promotion and interaction with the stakeholders of the Positioning Navigation and Timing European ecosystem. Working with Innobyte was a pleasure. Innobyte has a high customer oriented mentality. Its team was flexible and always willing to understand our needs, suggesting and implementing the right solution. Beyond their professionalism, we appreciated the quality of the people. The communication with them was simple, informal and efficient. Very motivated and supportive, they were always ready to promptly respond to our request, at any time. They take care of the product they develop, providing advice, ideas and consultancy. Innobyte is definitely a trustful and reliable partner to recommend!
Alessandra Fiumara
Navigation Directorate of the NAVISP Programme at ESA

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