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See how you can access funding

See how you can access funding

ESA Space Solutions is the go-to place for great business ideas involving space in all areas of society and economy. Our mission is to support entrepreneurs in Europe in the development of business using satellite applications and space technology. Our network includes the ESA Business Applications Ambassadors and the recurring ESA Investor Forum.

ESA Space Solutions and Business Applications are part of ESA’s ARTES (Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems) 4.0 Programme. We provide different types of funding opportunities such as Kick-Starts, Feasibility Studies and Demonstration Projects and support the development of sustainable services utilising space assets.

Space assets like satellite data or spaceflight technologies offer many opportunities and solutions to businesses. Are you an entrepreneur, or are you running a start-up or an established business? Then you might be interested to apply for our different funding opportunities.

There are two main ways to apply for funding and support from ESA Business Applications:

Open Call for Proposals 

  • You can submit an idea at any time via this webpage. Your idea can cover any topic but must involve the use of satellite data or technology.
  • You can also explore our ‘Thematic Calls for Proposals’. Here, you are invited to submit an idea on a particular theme within a specified timeframe. Your idea will not be judged against other proposals. See a list of Thematic Calls for Proposals on this webpage under ‘Non-Competitive Thematic Calls for Proposals’

Competitive Tenders 

Competitive Tenders are time-bound competitions that focus on a specific sector or subject. See a list of Competitive Tenders on this webpage.

 Who we’re looking for

Funding opportunity for businesses. Despite working in space, we have our feet firmly on the ground when it comes to business and we expect our partners to be the same.

We’re looking for businesses that can benefit from funding opportunities have identified a market opportunity that’s attractive and has real potential for engaging customers. Motivation, business experience and industry domain expertise are key.

But most importantly, we want to hear business ideas such as these that are commercially viable, technically possible and involve either space tech or data.

Any questions?

Please, don’t hesitate to contact us!