ESA: Digital Transformation and Green Economy
The European Space Agency (ESA) has 22 member states and its purpose is to provide and promote, for exclusively peaceful purposes, cooperation among European states in space research and technology and their space applications.
Digital Transformation and Green Economy
The thematic call aims at boosting commercialisation for a digital transformation and green economy in Europe by fostering the development of digital technologies, products and applications targeted by the European Green Deal.
Deadline: Pitches can be submitted in two batches: 1st batch lasts from October 2021 to March 2022, 2nd batch lasts from March 2022 to October 2022.
Total Budget: €6,490,000,000.
Funding rate: 50%
Eligibility: The call offers the opportunity to companies to bring forward their business propositions, which will leverage space and advanced digital green technologies for delivering sustainable solutions. It is open to all industries in ESA Member States participating in the ARTES 4.0 Programme (Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom).
Scope: The Thematic Call, in line with ESA’s strategy and the Director General’s Agenda 2025, aims to boost commercialisation for a Digital and Green Europe by fostering the development of digital technologies, products and applications targeted by the European Green Deal. Domains addressed by the call are sustainable and smart mobility (connected and automated, multimodal transport) and the transition towards a fully integrated, inter-connected and digitised European energy market. Other vertical sectors, such as urban sustainability, food and agriculture, management of natural disasters, clean waters, are relevant as well.
The call covers four themes including vertical integration between Technology, Products, Services and Applications. The themes are:
- Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) and Cloud and Virtualisation
- Digital Twins
- Sustainable Mobility
- Green Value
Activities funded are Feasibility Studies and Demonstration Projects.