From international transport to rural education, ESA Business Applications has enabled data from satellites to transform businesses on Earth. We have already invested €200m in launching innovative services in over 500 businesses. Your company could be next!



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Is ESA Business Applications for me?

Space assets like satellite data or spaceflight technologies offer many opportunities and solutions to businesses. That’s why we open our network of talent, technology and funding to any and all businesses, whether or not they currently use space technologies or data.


About ESA Business Applications

In ESA Business Applications our aim is to show that space is open for business and has the power to improve our everyday lives on Earth. We do this by helping companies to integrate space data and technology into commercial services. Successful applicants receive:

  • Zero-equity funding (from €60k to €2M+ per activity).
  • A personalised ESA consultant.
  • Technical & commercial guidance.
  • Access to our network of partners. 
  • Credibility of the ESA brand. 

We are particularly interested in applications of space technology to previously untapped consumer markets. These services should use one (or more) of the following space assets:

How to Apply

There are two main ways to apply for ESA Business Applications support & funding. In our Open Call for Proposals, you can submit your ideas on any topic at any time of the year. With Competitive Tenders, you can respond to one of our thematic calls for proposals.  As a first port of call, why not see if there is one of our independent ESA Business Applications Ambassadors in your region?

Learn more about the application process

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Environment, wildlife and natural resources, Satellite Navigation, Earth Observation, Business Applications, Demonstration Project (from FS)

The lack of proper information on water availability is one of the most challenging obstacles for water management practices.

Space for every industry

The relationship between space assets and businesses has already begun to transform a range of industries, such as:

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Sustainable fishing and a 21st Century system to support food regulatory demands were the goals of Frank Fleming, also known as ‘Fisherman F...
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