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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
Feasibility Study: 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
Kick-start Activity: Food Security
Closing date: 10 July 2017

This Call for Kick-start Activities is dedicated to the theme "Food Security", which is open to ideas for services addressing decision makers, food suppliers and distributors, transport companies and other relevant stakeholders in this sector.

Feasibility Study: Space-based Services in Support of CBRNe Operations
Closing date: 31 July 2017

The objective of the feasibility study is to assess the technical and economic viability of deploying services based on Satellite Communications, Satellite Navigation, Earth Observation data, and/or other space assets to support CBRNe operations (e.g. catering for detection and situational awareness, prediction, early warning and response planning) for the benefit of both institutional and commercial users.

Call for Proposals (ARTES SATCOM-APPS)
ARTES Entry (SMEs only)
Closing date: Continuously open

ESA offers an exciting opportunity for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) 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.

Study Activities
Closing date: Continuously open

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.

Satcom Applications Projects
Closing date: Continuously open

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)
Fast Track Feasibility Studies
Closing date: Continuously open

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.

Demonstration Projects
Closing date: Continuously open

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.

Feasibility Studies
Closing date: Continuously open

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