In the frame of its Business Applications programme, the European Spatial Agency launched two thematic calls for Kick-start Activities.
This Kick-Start funding scheme is designed to enable companies to undertake compact Feasibility Studies that explore new service and application concepts which make use of space capabilities (e.g. Satellite Communications, Satellite Navigation, Earth Observation, Human Space Flight Technology). Successful Kick-start Activities can be further developed into commercially-viable businesses with follow-up support from ESA Business Applications in the form of a Demonstration Project.
Activities will be funded at 75%, with ESA providing up to €60,000 per contract.
Funded participation to ESA's Business Applications Kick-start Activities is open to any public organisation, commercial client worldwide or space company (be it as group of users, public body or non-governmental organisation) residing in any of the ESA Member States that are participating to the programme.
See below for the current funding opportunities:
- Artificial Intelligence « Consumer goods, business and industrial services »
This call for Kick-start Activities is dedicated to the theme “Artificial Intelligence", which means that the call is open to companies that intend to develop sustainable products and services combining AI with space technology.
Topics of relevance: Retail, Electric utility, Manufacturing, transport and logistics, Healthcare, Social good (not exhaustive).
Closing date : 21st June 2019 - Read more
This call for Kick-start Activities is dedicated to the theme "Sport", which means that the call is open to companies that intend to develop space-enabled sport applications and services.
Topics of relevance : Sports Tourism and Fan Engagement, Sport Facilities, Sports Equipment and Vehicles, Athlete Endorsement, Sports Coaching, Sports Medicine, Animals and their Upkeep
Closing date : 1st July 2019 – Read more
For more information about the “Kick-Start activity” funding scheme, click here