The ARTES Integrated Applications Promotion (IAP) programme operates via a Call for Proposals which is always open. Applicants may submit Outline Proposals as they find it opportune. The activities proposed in response to this Call for Proposals must be relevant to the IAP programme objectives. Although not a competitive tender, the IAP Call for Proposals is published on on EMITS, under "Open Invitations to Tender" reference AO6124.
The ARTES IAP "Call for Proposals" covers three different activities:
- Feasibility Studies, which provide the preparatory framework to identify, analyse and define new potentially sustainable applications and services within the ARTES IAP programme. They have to be compliant with the following requirements: they are user driven, they benefit from the integrated use of multiple space assets and the tenderer intends to pursue a demonstration project after successful completion of the feasibility study.
- Fast Track Feasibility Studies, which follow the same principles as regular Feasibility studies. 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. Based on past experience of ARTES IAP activities, the most critical tasks are typically related to "User Requirements Definition" and "Viability Analysis", followed by "Service and System Definition".
- Demonstration Projects, dedicated to the implementation of pre-operational demonstration services within the ARTES IAP programme, which therefore comply with the following requirements: they are user driven (including user involvement and contribution), they benefit from the integrated use of multiple space assets, with clear potential to become sustainable in the post project phase.
Please note: The closing date is established solely for technical reasons connected with EMITS and can be disregarded. The documents on EMITS take precedence in case of any discrepancies. The consultation of the official documentation on EMITS related to the Calls for Proposals and ITTs is only possible for duly registered users.