FUNDING

Kick-start Activities

Arctic and Sub-Arctic Regions

Invitation to Tender      Opening date: 12 October 2017      Closing date: 23 November 2017

This Kick-start Activity is dedicated to the theme "Arctic and Sub-Arctic regions", which means that is open to ideas for services addressing local authorities, oil & gas operators, mining companies, offshore energy producers, fishing companies and food producers, timber producers, tourist operators, cruise shipping lines and other relevant stakeholders in these regions.

Space For Municipalities

Invitation to Tender      Opening date: 01 November 2017      Closing date: 13 December 2017

This Kick-start Activity is dedicated to the theme "Space For Municipalities", which means that is open to ideas for services addressing the needs of local authorities, municipalities and citizens.

Commercial Climate Services

Intended Tender      Opening date: 24 November 2017      Closing date: 16 January 2018

This Kick-start Activity is dedicated to the theme "Commercial Climate Services" and is aimed at identifying opportunities with a strong commercial case for developing services to meet the demands of particular user communities.

OPEN COMPETITIONS

Services enabled by High Altitude Pseudo Satellites (HAPS) complemented by satellites

Invitation to Tender      Opening date: 01 November 2017      Closing date: 24 January 2018

The objectives of this feasibility study is to identify and analyse technically and economically sustainable applications and services relying on HAPS complemented by communication, navigation and/or remote sensing satellites. The use of HAPS is considered for a variety of applications, such as telecommunications, emergency/public safety communications, intelligent transportation systems, maritime surveillance, environmental monitoring, land border control applications, etc.

Integrated Applications for Microgrids in Developing Economies

Invitation to Tender      Opening date: 31 October 2017      Closing date: 19 January 2018

In collaboration with IESA, ESA supports feasibility studies that identify and explore business opportunities for deploying services based on Satellite Communications, Earth Observation data, and/or other space assets which facilitate the decentralised management of microgrids in India and other developing countries.

ESA Business Applications Ambassador Platform Business Developer for the UK

Invitation to Tender      Opening date: 28 September 2017      Closing date: 23 November 2017

The UK Ambassador Platform is looking for a Business Developer to support and coordinate access to the ESA Business Applications funding opportunities, in order to create long-term sustainability of new space-enabled businesses, services and applications.

ESA Business Applications Regional Ambassador Platform for the UK

Invitation to Tender      Opening date: 27 September 2017      Closing date: 22 November 2017

The objective of this activity is to implement a UK based Ambassador Platform Network, promoting the ESA Business Applications and supporting the UK industry in creating sustainable applications and services using space data. ESA has earmarked a budget of €150,000 per activity.

 

Direct Negotiation (CALL FOR PROPOSALS)

Feasibility Studies

Direct Negotiation (Call for Proposals)

Feasibility Studies provide the preparatory framework to identify, analyse and define new potentially sustainable applications and services within the ESA Business Applications programme.

Fast Track Feasibility Studies

Direct Negotiation (Call for Proposals)

Compared to regular Feasibility Studies, the ESA funding is limited to 50 kEuro, the duration should not exceed 6 months, and the content is expected to be focussed on a few specific, but critical elements of a regular Feasibility Study.

Demonstration Projects

Direct Negotiation (Call for Proposals)

The output of Demonstration Projects shall be a pre-operational service responding to well identified user needs and requirements and should show a clear potential to become sustainable at the conclusion of the project with ESA.