Several European Space programs exist to support IOD/IOV missions of new technology. The largest of these programs are described below. These programs are often focused on a technology niche and are often constraint by nationality, funding, development phase, timeliness of the RFP’s.
The goal of INVEST is to provide a European-wide generic long term programme to complement to these programs. We believe this is possible by addressing the need for IOD/IOV in a different way:
- Selecting for promising technology based on open calls: enabling technology push from the industry
- Broad technology focus: not pre-constraint by themes or stand-alone missions
- Selection on value adding: PPP funding support
- Not constraint by national or subsector specific contributions: opportunities for any type of organization that has a solid business case
There are a lot of opportunities for IOD/IOV, and the goal of INVEST is to gather these opportunities and match them with your needs!
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Existing Programmes :
The TIA Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES) programme enables European and Canadian industry to explore, through research and development (R&D) activities, innovative concepts to produce leading-edge satcom products and services. ARTES offers varying degrees of support to projects with different levels of operational and commercial maturity. The scope and plans for its pursuit are incorporated into the Telecommunications Long-Term Plan (TLTP), the blueprint for ESA’s actions over a five-year time frame.
Businesses located within ESA member states involved in the satcom industry – whether small or large, new or experienced – can submit proposals via the various elements of the ARTES programme. Every ARTES element includes a funding framework and follows a certain criteria that must be met by satcom companies wishing to participate.
ESA’s General Support Technology Programme (GSTP) exists to convert promising engineering concepts into a broad spectrum of mature products – everything from individual components to subsystems up to complete satellites – right up to the brink of spaceflight or beyond.
This is achieved through the development of engineering models or ‘breadboards’ whose space-worthiness can be verified not only in the lab but also within the less forgiving environment of ESTEC’s set of simulators – including exposure to acceleration, temperature or radiation extremes – and increasingly all the way up to orbit on demonstration missions.
The GSTP also includes work on product and process improvements, aiming for a flexible response to the needs of ESA programmes, Member States and European industry, and growing the number of European-made space-qualified parts made commercially available.
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.
Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness.
Seen as a means to drive economic growth and create jobs, Horizon 2020 has the political backing of Europe’s leaders and the Members of the European Parliament. They agreed that research is an investment in our future and so put it at the heart of the EU’s blueprint for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and jobs.
By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.
Horizon 2020 is open to everyone, with a simple structure that reduces red tape and time so participants can focus on what is really important. This approach makes sure new projects get off the ground quickly – and achieve results faster.
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation will be complemented by further measures to complete and further develop the European Research Area. These measures will aim at breaking down barriers to create a genuine single market for knowledge, research and innovation.