ARTES Kick-start Activities: Applications for People Mobility

  • Published on 1st September 2017

The ESA Kick-start Activity call for "People Mobility" opens on 20th September 2017. Deadline for submissions is 31st October 2017.

People Mobility

The Call for Kick-start Activities is the European Space Agency’s (ESA) new funding scheme which launched in 2017. Activities will be funded at 75%, with ESA providing up to €60,000 per contract. The thematic Calls for Kick-start Activities are open to any industry in participating Member States. They are designed to be particularly interesting for SMEs and start-ups looking for opportunities to develop their ideas for new business applications. 

Kick-start activities are designed to enable companies to undertake short Feasibility Studies that explore new service and application concepts which make use of space capabilities. Successful Kick-start activities can be further developed into commercially-viable businesses with follow-up support from IAP in the form of a demonstration project.

The ESA Kick-start Activity call for "People Mobility" opens on 20th September 2017. Deadline for submissions is 31st October 2017.

Future calls include: 

  • Arctic/Sub-Arctic Regions (opens 12 October, closes 23 November)
  • Space for Municipalities (opens 1st November 2017, closes 13th December 2017)
  • Commercial Climate Service (opens 24 November 2017, closes 16 January 2018)