The unprecedented situation caused by the characteristics of the COVID-19 pandemic has created enormous challenges to society. Besides the specific issues related to the COVID-19 outbreak, all remaining parts of the “traditional” healthcare ecosystems have been also heavily affected. As a consequence, many European countries have taken extreme measures to limit the propagation of the virus, to treat affected people while maintaining, to the possible extent, the normal operations of their healthcare systems. A number of preventive measures have also been implemented (e.g. schools closure and remote schooling, social distancing, remote working) to slow down the virus propagation. Such measures have had however a massive impact on Europe’s economy and the daily life of European citizens. In some cases, they can even generate dramatic social fractures and inequalities, such as education dropout and job loss.
ESA is therefore calling for actions in order to facilitate the quick integration and deployment of concrete and sustainable solutions, which shall make use of the different advantages provided by space-based products and services. These solutions shall contribute to alleviate the negative impacts caused by the COVID-19 and associated measures of containment but also help improving preparedness for future outbreaks. Proposed solutions shall consider the evolution of the crisis situation and therefore address relevant user needs.
ESA Space Solutions will provide funding to successful teams looking to investigate the technical feasibility and economic viability of space-based applications in support of marine energy solutions, and define a roadmap for services implementation and demonstration.
The activities will be 100% funded up to €150K per activity.
ESA are looking for teams that have identified an attractive market opportunity with real potential to engage customers. Motivation, business experience and domain expertise are all important features. We want to hear about your ideas that involve utilisation of either space technology or space data.
For this call, companies residing in the following Member States will be eligible to apply: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
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 the respective National Delegations before submitting the Proposal.
ESA Space Solutions will provide funding to successful teams looking to investigate the technical feasibility and economic viability of space-based applications in support of prevention, detection and fight of food and beverage fraud, and define a roadmap for services implementation and demonstration.
The activities will be 100% funded up to €200K per activity.
ESA are looking for teams that have identified an attractive market opportunity with real potential for engaging customers. Motivation, business experience and domain expertise are all important features. We want to hear about your commercially viable, technically feasible business ideas that involve either space technology or space data. For this call, companies residing in the following Member States will be eligible to apply: (AT, BE, CH, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, HU, IE, IT, LU, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, UK).
ESA Business Applications' Call for proposals (Direct Negotiation) is always open. Businesses from any sector can apply throughout the year, and the amount of funding may vary according to the project. The goal of this activity is for the business to develop a new commercial service that utilises one or more space asset (e.g. Satellite Navigation, Satellite Telecommunication, Earth Observation, Space Weather, Space Technologies).
The first step in order to apply is to tell us more about your idea and how you plan to implement it in the Activity Pitch Questionnaire (APQ) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will provide you feedback and direct you to the relevant documentation to continue the application.
For further questions you can visit our FAQ page or contact directly your regional Ambassador.
SPRINT (Space Research and Innovation Network for Technology) is a space sector high-growth programme for SMEs to:
How can you benefit?
The SPRINT programme enables small businesses to access funded support for collaborative projects up to £150,000 and benefit from the expertise, data and technology from five of the UK’s top space universities.