Open Call for European Demonstrators
Update: All 2018 demonstrators have been selected. There are no more application waves.
Verhaert manages the ESA Space Solutions transfer network to stimulate innovation with technology. We’re launching an Open Call for Demonstrators to develop and test European space technology or know-how in non-space applications.
Why build a demonstrator?
Your terrestrial business can benefit from technology that was once designed for space purposes. It might even tackle a very specific technological problem. Building a demonstrator significantly reduces the risks of transferring a technology from one application field to another.
Which technologies are available to you?
If you have a technical challenge and you’re looking for a solution, space technology has more than 200 feasible solutions:
What’s in it for you?
We have 39.000 EUR on offer to cover technical costs of demonstrating the use of a space technology in a non-space application. Acceptable costs are related to the implementation of the demonstrators i.e. workforce, materials, equipment. Maximum 10 projects will be selected in 2018.
When, how and where to apply?
All 2018 demonstrators have been selected. There are no more application waves. Questions about a proposal, demonstrator or next open call? Send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive confirmation of the delivery of your proposal within 2 business days. If you receive no confirmation, please call +32 250 19 00.
Find guidelines and instructions, as well as the application template here.
What is expected of me?
Applicants are expected to make time available for a brief telco interview. Upon submitting your proposal you will receive news of your acceptance or rejection within 3 weeks.
Selected applicants are expected to execute the demonstrator project within 6 months of contract signature.
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