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 (such as Satellite Communications, Earth Observation, Satellite Navigation, Human Spaceflight technologies and other space assets).
- Feasibility Studies
- Demonstration Projects
The activities proposed in response to this Call for Proposals must be relevant to ESA's Business Applications programme objectives. Although not a competitive tender, the Call for Proposals is published on esa-star, under "Open Invitations to Tender" reference AO10494.
This Call for Proposals covers the industry initiated application activities for the three Programmes Lines identified below:
- ARTES 4.0 Business Applications and Space Solutions (BASS) Generic Programme Line - Component A: Business Applications
- ARTES 4.0 Space for 5G (5G) Strategic Programme Line
- ARTES 4.0 Space Systems for Safety and Security (4S) Strategic Programme Line
Funded participation is open to any public organisation (be it as group of users, publid body or non-governmental organisation) residing in any of the ESA Member States that are participating to the programme as specified in the Letter of Invitation in esa-star.
Funding scheme: Case-by-case decision, max funding EUR 500,000.
Deadline: None (Deadline provided only for technical reasons)
Locations: ESA Member States
See more information about the open call, processes and funding specifications here.