ARTES SATCOM-APPS Funding Schemes Overview

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Funded participation to the ARTES Satellite Communications Applications (SATCOM-APPS) programme is open to any public organisation, commercial client worldwide or space company, residing in any of those states that subscribed to the ARTES SATCOM-APPS programme.

To date, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, 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.

An essential element of the ARTES SATCOM-APPS programme is the sharing of funding by ESA and industry. Activities may be funded by ESA up to 75% of the cost of the project.

ARTES SATCOM-APPS - Direct Negotiations


Project Cost Funding

Funding Limit

Duration Limit

ESA Tenderer and /or third party
Study Activity 50% 50%  250 kEuro -
Satcom Applications Project 50% 50%   -
Entry (SMEs only) 75% 25% 250 kEuro -