Novel Internet Of Things Services Using Space Capabilities

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  • EMITS referenceAO8852
  • ActivityFeasibility Study
  • Opening date19 January 2017
  • Closing date13 April 2017

ESA has launched an opportunity to offer funding and support to companies for the business case assessment and development of new space enabled Internet of things (IoT) services that target relevant customer needs.

IoT is already used in many parts of daily life: human-centred applications related to health & fitness, home-automation & security, smart cities & transportation, connected vehicles, retail, production or industrial work environments are some of its applications.

Depending on their purpose, IoT solutions may require remote or global interconnectivity, robust communication, positioning, precision timing, remote monitoring and control, in-situ and remote sensors, technology for harsh environments, geo-information etc. Space assets and technologies, such as satellite communication, satellite navigation, Earth observation, or human spaceflight, can satisfy some of these demands and empower IoT services.

This call is hosted under ESA’s Integrated Applications Promotion (IAP) programme’s Feasibility Studies scheme. Feasibility Studies resulting in compelling business cases will be eligible for additional funding supporting a follow-up IAP Demonstration Project.

KEY FACTS

Budget:

up to € 150 000 per Feasibility Study

Funding Scheme:

100% ESA-funded

Duration:

up to 9 months

Tender Documentation:

ESA EMITS AO 1-8852

Submission Deadline:

13 April 2017 13:00 CET

This content is provided for information only. Solely the tender documentation published on ESA EMITS is applicable.

 

Funding Scheme

Funded participation to ESA Business Applications is open to any company and/or organisation, be it as group of users, public body or non-governmental organisation, residing in any of those states that subscribe to the ARTES IAP programme.

To date, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom have subscribed.

The applicable funding level of the individual prime- or subcontractors is subject to authorisation by the involved National Delegation(s). Therefore bidding teams are requested to obtain a Letter of Authorisation from all their national delegations before submitting a Full Proposal.

Activity

ESA Project Cost Funding Per Country
(up to)

Funding Limit/ Activity Duration

Feasibility Study 50% up to 100%*  
Demonstration Project 50%  
Kick-start Activity 75%/80%** 60 kEuro/ 64kEuro**
6 months

 * based on a consideration of the risks and maturity of the target market

** SMEs (i.e. enterprises fulfilling the criteria defined in the European Commission Recommendation of 6 May 2003 (2003/361/EC) or as updated) involved in Kick-Start Studies are funded at 80%