• ESA-STAR REF1-11088
  • ActivityKick-start Activity
  • Opening date 10-12-2021
  • Closing date 22-02-2022


This Kick-Start initiative explores how space technology can link with or enable online digital platforms, by introducing new features and innovative services to consumers and businesses. Conversely, it also considers the benefits that digital platforms could offer to the space ecosystem, by offering space products and services in novel way. Such digital platforms are understood as online e-commerce websites connecting buyers and sellers, facilitating transactions of products, service, and exchange of social contents, such as Amazon, Uber, or Facebook.

  • ActivityKick-start Activity
  • Opening date 06-06-2018
  • Closing date 18-07-2018


  • ActivityKick-start Activity
  • Opening date 07-03-2018
  • Closing date 19-04-2018

The European Space Agency’s Organic Best Practices & Ecosystem Preservation Kick-Start Activity offers support and funding to companies looking to develop space empowered services for the preservation of our environment.

  • ActivityKick-start Activity
  • Opening date 13-03-2017
  • Closing date 24-04-2017


  • ActivityFeasibility Study
  • Opening date 19-01-2017
  • Closing date 13-04-2017

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.

  • ActivityKick-start Activity
  • Opening date 30-01-2017
  • Closing date 13-03-2017

Tourism continues to grow in popularity worldwide, but local authorities are often faced with the conflicting challenges of both maintaining and preserving popular outdoor destinations as well as encouraging and managing streams of visitors, balancing environmental sustainability with economic development. In addition, tourists are getting more and more tech savvy, and expect to be able to use their smart-phones and tablets to both plan their journeys and get information while travelling.

  • ESA-STAR REF48439
  • ActivityFeasibility Study
  • Opening date 24-02-2023
  • Closing date 07-04-2023

** Dates are tentative **

The impacts of climate change on the environment and human society have led to an increased vulnerability of developing countries to extreme weather events and an increase in water and food needs, as well as a general decrease in biodiversity, human health, and ecosystem health.