ESA Business Applications offers funding and support to businesses from any sector who intend to use space (satellite navigation, earth observation, satellite telecommunication, space weather, space technologies) to develop new commercial services.

Applications are open all year: businesses can either apply to a thematic opportunity (see list below) or submit an open application (Call for Proposals).


Kick-start Activities

Robotics for Society

Intended Tender      Opening date: 03 June 2020 Closing date: 15 July 2020

Robots are used in multiple areas, especially where they can alleviate strenuous tasks or complete missions that are dangerous for a human to undertake. Recent advances in robotics and AI are revolutionising business, society and our personal lives. 

Connected Rural Communities

Invitation to Tender      Opening date: 19 March 2020 Closing date: 04 December 2020

Rural communities refer to areas in a country which are less densely populated, outside the cities and towns, as well as to remote rural areas which are often farm lands, woodland forests, plains, deserts, and prairies with few buildings and habitants living far apart from each another. Although there are commonalities among rural areas, they also differ greatly from each other and face different issues. 


Intended Tender      Opening date: 06 July 2020 Closing date: 18 December 2020

A commodity is a basic good, raw material or primary agricultural product like wheat, copper or cattle. Commodities are often the fundamental ingredients for more complex goods and services. They can generally be divided into three categories: 


Direct Negotiation (CALL FOR PROPOSALS)

Call for Proposals

Direct Negotiation (Call for Proposals)

Businesses from any sector can apply throughout the year, and the amount of funding may vary according to the project proposed. Simply tell us more about your idea and how you plan to implement it by completing our questionnaire, we will provide you feedback and advice on how to proceed.