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Funded participation to ESA Business Applications is open to any company and/or organisation, be it as group of users, public body or non-governmental organisation, residing in any of those states that subscribe to the BASS programme.

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

The applicable funding level of the individual prime- or subcontractors is subject to authorisation by the involved National Delegation(s). Therefore bidding teams are requested to obtain a Letter of Authorisation from all their national delegations before submitting a Full Proposal.

 
                                                           ESA Funding

Activity

 

Non-SME*

 

SME*

 

Universities and Research Institutes with no commercial interest in product/service

 

Feasibility Study in Open Competition

 

50% up to 100%**

 

50% up to 100%**

 

50% up to 100%**

 

Feasibility Study in Direct Negotiation

 

up to 50%

 

up to 80%

 

up to 100%

 

Kick-Start Studies

 

75%

 

75% up to 80%

 

75%

 

Demonstration Project

 

up to 50%

 

up to 80%

 

up to 80%

 

Enabling Studies

 

50% up to 100%

 

50% up to 100%

 

50% up to 100%

 

Enabling Projects

 

up to 50%

 

up to 80%

 

up to 80%

 

*SME’s are fulfilling the criteria defined in the European Commission Recommendation of 6 May 2003 (2003/361/EC) or as updated 

**based on consideration of the risks and maturity of the target market

ESA will bear up to the above defined percentage of the acceptable project cost, and the remainder has to be financed by the Tenderer and/or other partners through private and/or public sector direct or indirect, in cash or in-kind co-financing.