European Space Agency

Core Competitiveness


ESA's ARTES Core Competitiveness programme helps European and Canadian industry to develop innovative satcom products, services, systems and partnerships. It provides support at any point of the technology development process; from initial idea to a fully-fledged product, system or service.

The programme provides the funding, multi-disciplinary expertise, business knowledge, opportunities for Small and Medium Enterprises, international consortia and contacts needed to turn the concept into reality.

ARTES Core Competitiveness merges two formerly self-standing ARTES elements: ARTES Competitiveness & Growth and ARTES Advanced Technology.


News and Events

News and Events


    The innovative filter technology developed in this program is ground breaking as it in demonstrate an elegant and simple way of implementing lossy filter topology. The SAW correction element method has not been applied earlier, and the resulting solution is patent pending. Through this program, Kongsberg Space Electronics has demonstrated critical...

  • Critical Technologies for Q-Band EPCs

    Next generation telecommunication satellites will be required to utilize Q-/V-band. Q-band TWTs are under development, but critical technology for Q-Band EPCs are not available yet to cover the related TWT voltage levels. In this activity technologies needed for Q-band EPCs were developed and demonstrated via samples and a high voltage module...

  • FlexPreDem

    Demonstrates the benefits and address the challenges of the combination of Beam Hopping and Precoding techniques over broadband High Throughput Satellite systems.