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Funding

Three new IAP Intended Tenders

The Integrated Applications Promotion programme has announced three new fully funded tenders for which potential applicants are invited to submit an Expression of Interest.

Megaconstellation as Enablers for New Service and Applications Opportunities
Open Invitation To Tender - Closing date: 20 June 2016

The main purpose of this activity is to identify and analyse services and applications for which a disruptive change could emerge from the deployment of mega-constellations. The activity shall focus on the down-stream space applications segment and shall characterize concrete service opportunities.

VDE - Assessing the Potential of Future Maritime Applications in the Context of VDE (VHF Data Exchange System)
Invitation To Tender

The purpose of this feasibility study to identify and specify new viable and sustainable maritime services using VDES (VHF Data Exchange System) and combining space (minimum two space assets) and non-space assets, in consultation with relevant institutional and commercial user and stakeholder groups

Waste Management
Intended Tender

The objective of this ARTES IAP feasibility study is to develop a business case where space technologies enable services for WasteManagement issues while assessing its feasibility / viability.

Events

ITS European Congress
6 - 9 June 2016, SECC (Glasgow, Scotland)

The 11th ITS Congress theme is "Delivering Future Cities Now" and is based on Glasgow’s pioneering work on Smart Cities. The event consists of an extensive exhibition, with an adjacent area for live demonstrations and a programme of high level and technical sessions providing the opportunity for the industry’s experts and political leaders to discuss current issues both formally at over 100 sessions and more informally during an extensive social programme.

2016 Industry Space Days
20 - 22 September 2016, ESTEC (Noordwijk, The Netherlands)

The 2016 Industry Space Days will take place on 20, 21 and 22 September at ESA ESTEC in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The event is an international forum through which European suppliers in the space domain, especially SMEs, can present their products, projects, or R&D to the outside world.

Satellite Applications for the Alps
27 October 2016, Schönau am Königssee (DE)

How can satellite applications help strategic sectors like risk, logistics, transport, connectivity, tourism in the Alps? This one-day conference is co-organised by Eurisy and Satellite Navigation Berchtesgadener Land – Salzburg.

News

ESA's Space Business Idea Challenge: the winning teams

Meet the three winners of ESA's Space Business Idea Challenge, the results of which were announced on Friday 29 April at the sixth annual ARTES Applications Workshop held this year in Brussels, Belgium.

Former Google senior technologist Michael Jones joins Seraphim Space as advisor

Seraphim Space, the UK space tech venture capital fund, has announced that former Google senior technologist Michael Jones is joining its advisory board. The Fund was launched in 2015 with the support of the European Space Agency and the UK Space Agency.

Monitoring pipelines from space

An enterprising Dutch startup is developing a viable business using Sentinel-1 SAR imagery to monitor oil and gas pipelines from space.

AP Portugal announces Small ARTES Apps funding awards

Three Portuguese companies have been awarded funding in the first call of the ARTES Small Apps call for participation, an initiative coordinated by Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN) as part of its activities as IAP Ambassador in Portugal.

ESA launches new Space4Rail web portal

ESA has launched a new web portal to identify how challenges and needs in the rail sector can be met by the use of space-based solutions.