The European Space Agency ESA is inviting public and commercial organisations from ESA Member States to propose ideas and suggestions for commercial and application-driven utilisation of the International Space Station, ISS, and the other space environment facilities. The aim is to generate ideas leading to new products and/or services that will create businesses and generate commercial opportunities.
This joint initiative calls for commercially-driven proposals for utilising ISS, and (if required) to exploit research results stemming from ISS and ground-based space analogues in preparation.
Selected projects would be advanced through three existing mechanisms:
- Assessment of the business plan and market potential,
via a Business Applications Feasibility Study;
- Implementation of the research and development project
via E3P Programme;
- Pre-commercial demonstration of derived products / services
via a Business Applications Demonstration Project.
Submission deadline is on 17 August 2018.
ESA will provide responses to all submitting consortia not later than end September 2018.