ARTES IAP Funding Schemes Overview

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Funded participation to the ARTES Integrated Applications Promotion (IAP) programme is open to any public organisation, commercial client worldwide or space company, be it as federation of users, public body or non-governmental organisation, residing in any of those states that subscribed to the ARTES IAP programme.

To date, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom have subscribed.

Funding of the individual Prime or subcontractors is subject to authorisation of the required ARTES IAP budget by the related National Delegation(s). As documented in the ARTES Declaration and Implementing Rules, the delegations are free to decide whether or not to support an entity. Therefore bidding teams are requested to obtain a Letter of Authorisation from their national delegation before submitting a Full Proposal.

Activities may be funded by ESA up to 100% of the cost of the project.

ARTES IAP - Open Competitions


Project Cost Funding

ESA Tenderer and /or third party
Feasibility Study 100% 0%
Demonstration Project 50% 50%


ARTES IAP - Direct Negotiations (Call for Proposal)


Project Cost Funding

Funding Limit

Duration Limit

ESA Tenderer and /or third party
Feasibility Study 50% 50%    
100%* 0%    
Fast Track Feasibility Study 50% 50% 50 kEuro 6 months
Demonstration Project 50%* 50%    
*For Feasibility and Demonstration Studies carried out by universities and research institutes involved as contractors or subcontractors and justifying no further commercial interest in the product may be 100% funded by the Agency.