What is the goal of INVEST?
What are the objectives of Invest?
2. Establishing mechanisms for matching IOD/IOV payloads with launch opportunities
3. Providing the European space technology community with a central portal towards information on IOD/IOV initiatives, opportunities, etc.
4. Achieving a closer integration of various IOD/IOV initiatives (at EU, ESA, EDA, national and commercial level) in order to leverage the various capabilities for IOD/IOV already available in Europe
5. Establish an implementation plan for the first five years of such a programme in order to ensure a structural commitment to space technology innovation and maturization.
Which organizations are targeted?
How does INVEST work?
We need information about your proposed technology IOD/IOV missions or launch, host or test service to create this database. You can submit your proposal through the submit buttons on the home page until October 31, 2015. We will then analyse and match the proposed technology IOD/IOV missions with offered services.
Phase 2: Propose a strategic program with most promising IOD/IOV technologies to the European Commission. Based on the proposed IOD/IOV technology, mission match and roadmaps a strategic IOD/IOV implementation program is proposed to the European Commission as an input to their future IOD/IOV agenda.
Why should I participate?
For service providers the main advantage is to announce their service availability directly to the IOD/IOV community.
Can I get funding for my mission through INVEST?
What data policy is applicable to the information I send?
The data will be treated with great care and used for the sole purpose of the EC grant agreement 640369. If in any case, you would like to share strict confidential information, please notify the INVEST coordinator to discuss a Non Disclosure Agreement.
Which entities are part of the INVEST Consortium?
What is the relation with the other COMPET-5 projects: GOTOFLY!, PLUGIN and IODISPLay
PLUGIN (PayLoad Universal Geostationary Interface) is a project focused on creating a standardized interface for hosted (IOD/IOV) payloads on geostationary satellites.
The GOTOFLY! project’s objective is to identify an IOD/IOV portfolio of solutions and opportunities to support the European Space R&T&D in the field of Satellite Communications
IODISPLay is focusing on capturing the current need for In-Orbit Demonstration within Europe, identifying technologies that could benefit from an IOD, whereas INVEST project looks at matching these needs with various launch/mission opportunities in the commerical and scientific field.