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


Invitation to Tender      Opening date: 14 September 2020 Closing date: 26 March 2021

The real estate sector is huge and amongst the last to implement technological change and the innovation that comes with it. The opportunities therein are driven by the sheer size of the industry, its lack of technology adoption and embedded industry practices characterised by inefficient processes and needless transactional costs. Property Technology, or “PropTech”, is a term that encompasses the application of information technology and platform economics to real estate markets. PropTech has proliferated over the last 35 years initially due to the development of mainframe and personal computers, tools such as Lotus and Excel, then more comprehensive software solutions for architecting, engineering and construction, and finally the Internet era and online marketplaces. Recent breakthroughs in technologies spanning cloud computing, machine learning, smartphones, and improved connectivity capabilities are spurring further activity in the PropTech space.

New Education

Intended Tender      Opening date: 14 January 2021 Closing date: 31 March 2021

Digital technologies are seen as an inseparable part of today’s learning process. Due to the situation with COVID 19, remote learning is becoming a new reality which may continue even after this situation is over. Technologies used in education can help reduce workload, increase efficiencies, engage students and communities, and provide tools to support excellent teaching to raise student attainment.

The European Space Agency’s “New Education” Kick-Start offers support and funding to companies developing services to help improve the digitisation of education and to demonstrate the potential of space to add value.


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.