From international transport to rural education, ESA Space Solutions has enabled data from satellites to transform businesses on Earth. We have already invested €250m in launching innovative services in over 1200 businesses. Your company could be next!



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ESA Space Solutions is the go-to place for great business ideas involving space in all areas of society and economy. Our mission is to support entrepreneurs in Europe in the development of business using satellite applications and space technology.

Our programme is designed to provide multiple entry points such as ESA Business Incubation Centres (ESA BICs), ESA Technology Transfer Broker Network, ESA Business Application Ambassadors and the ESA Business Applications programme. We can also support your ideas of transferring space technology into non-space markets or vice versa.

ESA Business Applications is part of ESA Space Solutions that supports the development of sustainable services utilising space assets. It provides funding opportunities and expert support to entrepreneurs.

Space assets like satellite data or spaceflight technologies offer many opportunities and solutions to businesses. Are you an entrepreneur, are you running a start-up or an established business? Then you might be interested to apply for our different funding opportunities.

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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