Open Competition

The standard procedure for placing contracts with ESA is the Open Competition. In this case, ESA is inviting companies and organisations to submit a Full Proposal in response to a particular subject as defined by the Agency in coordination with the needs and requirements of the user community collaborating with ESA.

Open competitive ITTs cover one of the following activities:

  • Feasibility Studies (100% funded by ESA) provide the preparatory framework to identify, analyse and define new potentially sustainable applications and services. They have to be compliant with the following requirements: they are user driven, they benefit from the utilisation of one or more space assets and the tenderer intends to pursue a Demonstration Project after successful completion of the Feasibility Study.
  • Demonstration Projects (50% co-funded by ESA) are dedicated to the implementation of pre-operational demonstration services, which have to comply with the following requirements: they are user driven (including user involvement and contribution), they benefit from the utilisation of one or more space assets with clear potential to become commercially viable in the post project phase.

Please note: The documents on EMITS take precedence in case of any discrepancies. The consultation of the official documentation on EMITS related to the Calls for Proposals and ITTs is only possible for duly registered users.

Opportunitiy

Activity

EMITS

Closing date

Services enabled by High Altitude Pseudo Satellites (HAPS) complemented by satellites Feasibility Study 24/01/2018
Integrated Applications for Microgrids in Developing Economies Feasibility Study 19/01/2018
Space-based Services in Support of CBRNe Operations Feasibility Study Closed
Novel Internet Of Things Services Using Space Capabilities Feasibility Study Closed
Big data applications to boost preparedness and response to migration Feasibility Study Closed
Integrated applications using ADS-B Feasibility Study Closed
Waste Management Feasibility Study Closed
VDE - Assessing the Potential of Future Maritime Applications in the Context of VDE (VHF Data Exchange System) Feasibility Study Closed
Megaconstellation as Enablers for New Service and Applications Opportunities Study Activity Closed
Animal Tracking From Space Feasibility Study Closed
New Space Applications Supported By Open Data And Crowdsourcing Feasibility Study Closed
Space Applications in Support of Future Cities Feasibility Study Closed
Space Based Services for Railway Signalling Feasibility Study Closed
DESIRE 2 - Demonstration of the use of Satellites complementing Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems integrated in non-segregated airspace Demonstration Project Closed
Identification of Opportunities to Develop Space-based Services for Transport and Logistics in FEMIP Countries Feasibility Study Closed
Identification of Opportunities to Develop Space-based Services for Water Management in FEMIP Countries Feasibility Study Closed
Improving the Efficiency of Loss Adjustment and Claims Management in the Insurance Industry Feasibility Study Closed
Improved Alpine Avalanche Forecast Service Feasibility Study Closed
Improving Safety at Railway Level Crossings Feasibility Study Closed
Supporting Services for Wind Power Industry Feasibility Study Closed
Predicting, Monitoring and Alerting of Landslides and Subsidence Affecting the Transport Infrastructure Feasibility Study Closed
Water Availability Feasibility Study Closed
Maintenance and recovery of high voltage electricity transport systems Feasibility Study Closed
Spaced Based Services for Winter Road Maintenance Feasibility Study Closed
Improved Situational Awareness in the Arctic Feasibility Study Closed
Study on Sustainability, Liability, and Business Aspects - eHealth for Sub-Saharan Africa Programme (eHSA) Feasibility Study Closed
Safety and Information Services for Ski Resorts Feasibility Study Closed
Peace Building and Damage Assessment - Improving Disaster Response Capacity Feasibility Study Closed
Piracy Prevention and Commercial Navigation in Insecure Waters Feasibility Study Closed
Study on Interoperability Aspects - eHealth for Sub-Saharan Africa Programme (eHSA) Feasibility Study Closed
Special Meteorological Services for Maritime Search and Rescue Feasibility Study Closed
ESA–EDA demonstration of the use of satellites complementing UAS integrated in non-segregated airspace Feasibility Study Closed
Coastal Surveillance and Water Quality monitoring in the Baltic Sea Feasibility Study Closed
Improvement of Maritime Safety in the Baltic through Enhanced Situational Awareness Feasibility Study Closed
Study on Regulatory Aspects - eHealth for Sub-Saharan Africa Programme (eHSA) Feasibility Study Closed
Study on Governance - eHealth for Sub-Saharan Africa Programme (eHSA) Feasibility Study Closed
Optimising Intermodal Freight Transport through European Ports Feasibility Study Closed
Demonstrator of a Data Processing Centre for Satellite Based AIS Services Demonstration Project Closed