YOUR BUSINESS POWERED BY SPACE

From international transport firms to rural education businesses, ESA Business Applications is committed to using the technologies of space to transform the businesses of Earth. We’ve already invested €200m in launching innovation within over 500 businesses. Your company could be next

 
 
 
 

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Is ESA Business Applications for me?

From satellite data to spaceflight technologies, space has a huge amount to offer business. 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

At ESA BA, our mission is to prove that space is open for business and has the power to improve the everyday lives for everyone on Earth. We do this by enabling and supporting companies to apply space data and technology in commercial services. Successful applicants receive:

  • Zero-equity funding (from €60k to €3M+ per activity).
  • Technical & commercial guidance.
  • Access to our network of partners.
  • Credibility of the ESA brand.

We are particularly interested in applications that promote the application of space technology to a previously ‘untapped’ consumer markets. We want to see innovative new services developed for these markets, which could provide major benefits (better efficiency, employment, etc) on both the demand and supply sides of the economy. 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 support & funding. In the  Open Call for Proposals, businesses pitch their projects on any topic at any time of the year. With Competitive Tenders, companies respond to one of ESA’s thematic calls for proposals. As a first port of call why not talk to one of our team of Business Applications Ambassadors? 

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 Earth businesses has already begun to transform a range of industries, such as: 

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