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In ESA Business Applications, our aim is to show that space is open for business and has the power to improve our everyday lives on earth. We do this by helping companies to integrate space data and technology into commercial services.

Successful applicants receive:

  • Zero-equity funding (from €60k to €2M+ per activity)
  • A personalised ESA consultant
  • Technical and commercial guidance
  • Access to our network of partners
  • Credibility of the ESA brand

We are particularly interested in applications of space technology to previously untapped consumer markets. These services should use one (or more) of the following space assets:

  • Satellite communication
  • Satellite navigation
  • Earth observation
  • Space weather
  • Human spaceflight technologies

Who is it for?

Space assets like satellite data or spaceflight technologies offer many opportunities and solutions to businesses. That’s why we open our network of talent, technology and funding to any and all businesses, whether or not they currently use space technologies or data.

How does it work?

There are two main ways to apply for ESA Business Applications support & funding. In our open call for proposals, you can submit your ideas on any topic at any time of the year. With competitive tenders, you can respond to one of our thematic calls for proposals.

We recommend speaking to the independent ESA Business Applications Ambassador in the North West – Paul Bhatia, to discuss the programme and the application process.

How do I find out more and apply?

Contact our Business Support Helpdesk and start your growth conversation

If you’re starting, growing or scaling a business and want to find out how our funded services can help you, please contact our experienced team today. We’d love to support your growth ambitions.

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