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According to the maturity of your project and the space assets it is designed to use, several calls for proposals are available to you, as presented hereunder. Moreover, ESA has negotiated agreements with European satellite operators to facilitate ARTES Applications projects accessing satcom capacity.

Entry points for proposals within ARTES Applications programmes

If you need help deciding which ARTES Applications programme is best suited for your proposal, feel free to contact
artes-apps@esa.int with a short description of your concept and its maturity, in order to get feedback and guidance on how to proceed.

Intended Tender
Intended Tender: Integrated Applications for Microgrids in Developing Economies

In collaboration with IESA, ESA supports feasibility studies that identify and explore business opportunities for deploying services based on Satellite Communications, Earth Observation data, and/or other space assets which facilitate the decentralised management of microgrids in India and other developing countries.

Invitation to Tender
Invitation to Tender: Outdoor Tourism
Closing date: 13 March 2017

Kick-start Activities is a new IAP funding opportunity for investigating the business potential and technical viability of new applications and services exploiting one or more space assets.

Invitation to Tender: Novel Internet Of Things Services Using Space Capabilities
Closing date: 13 April 2017

ESA has launched an opportunity to offer funding and support to companies for the business case assessment and development of new space enabled Internet of things (IoT) services that target relevant customer needs.

Invitation to Tender: Copernicus Data and Information Access Services Operations
Closing date: 24 March 2017

The scope of this ITT is the procurement of the Copernicus Data and Information Access Services Operations (DIAS) back-office operations as a service.

Call for Proposals (ARTES SATCOM-APPS)
Call for Proposals (ARTES SATCOM-APPS): ARTES Entry (SMEs only)
Closing date: 31 December 2018

ESA offers an exciting opportunity for Small and Medium sized Businesses (SMBs) entering into the field of satellite communications with the ARTES Entry Initiative. This initiative is designed to support SMBs through the stages of research and development for the satcom market.

Call for Proposals (ARTES SATCOM-APPS): Study Activities
Closing date: 31 December 2019

ARTES SATCOM-APPS offers the possibility through Study activities to perform preparatory work as a means to consolidate the technical specifications and the technical baseline and to identify technical risks before entering into the development of a product.

Call for Proposals (ARTES SATCOM-APPS): Satcom Applications Projects
Closing date: 31 December 2019

The ARTES Satcom Applications (SATCOM-APPS) aims to support design, development and demonstration activities of system and services making use of satellite telecommunications. The scope of the development can be any hardware, software, service or application item aligned with industry plans for future exploitation.

Call for Proposals (ARTES IAP)
Call for Proposals (ARTES IAP): Feasibility Studies
Closing date: 31 December 2019

Feasibility Studies provide the preparatory framework to identify, analyse and define new potentially sustainable applications and services within the ARTES IAP programme.

Call for Proposals (ARTES IAP): Fast Track Feasibility Studies
Closing date: 31 December 2019

Compared to regular IAP Feasibility Studies, the ESA funding is limited to 50 kEuro, the duration should not exceed 6 months, and the content is expected to be focussed on a few specific, but critical elements of a regular Feasibility Study.

Call for Proposals (ARTES IAP): Demonstration Projects
Closing date: 31 December 2019

The output of ARTES IAP Demonstration Projects shall be a pre-operational service responding to well identified user needs and requirements and should show a clear potential to become sustainable at the conclusion of the project with ESA.