The European Space Agency’s Organic Best Practices & Ecosystem Preservation Kick-Start Activity offers support and funding to companies looking to develop space empowered services for the preservation of our environment.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
Ideas for commercial services empowered by Space for the preservation of our environment. We consider three key factors:
- Market potential
- Space application*
*The service you intend to develop must be using a technology developed initially for Space like Satellite Earth Observation, Satellite Navigation, Satellite Communications, Spaceflight Technologies, Space Weather.
KEY FOCUS AREA
- Smart Environment & Clean Tech
- Traceability & Food Safety
- Processing & Packaging
- Big Data & Analytics
- Drones for Agriculture
- Apiary Management
- Artifical Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning
- Virtual Reality (VR) & Augmented Reality (AR)
WHAT WE OFFER
We offer funding and support to companies for business case assessment and development of new space empowered services for organic practices and the preservation of the environment.
- Zero-equity funding up to €60K per activity
- Technical & commercial guidance
- Access to our network and partners
- Use of the ESA brand for your service
Dateline for submission: 19 April 2018
Source: European Space Agency
Illustration Photo: Sentinel-2A captures the BASF agricultural test site around Limburgerhof in Germany. Through a collaboration agreement, ESA and BASF are looking into how data and images from satellites, such as Sentinel-2, can best serve the agricultural community. This image was taken on 22 September 2016. Copyright contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO