Are you looking for EU funded Research and Innovation opportunities for a project idea in the field of Space and Space-related issues?
Find here, among the many EU funding opportunities for companies, researchers and institutions willing to perform research and innovate in this sector, the relevant programmes to your RDI project.
I. Horizon 2020
Horizon 2020 is the 2014-2020 EU funding programme for Research and Innovation. It covers the whole research and innovation value chain, from big international collaborative research projects to smaller projects with a clear view on the market. Thematic work programmes set the priority topics for 2 years and every year calls for proposals are open for these pre-defined research and innovation topics. For topics falling under the SME instrument or the Fast Track to Innovation, calls for proposals are continously open with 3 or 4 cut-off dates per year.
Under Horizon 2020, Space stakeholders are addressed mostly in the Work Programme in the pillar "Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies" (LEIT):
- “LEIT - Space” (Earth observation, Copernicus, Galileo, GNSS, Competitiveness of European Space Sector)
The European Commission has published the Guidance Documents for the 2017 H2020 Space calls for proposals. Find them here.”
Space applications have cross-sectorial impact on various relevant areas such as health, citizen safety, mobility, smart cities, sustainable resources management, regional growth, low-carbon energy infrastructure planning and protection, disaster management and climate action including natural catastrophes.
Space is Calls for proposals from other Horizon 2020 pillars might be of interest for the space sector, in particular:
- Societal Challenge 3 “Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy”
- Societal Challenge 4 “Smart, Green and Integrated Transport” offers opportunities related to the complementarity of transport and Earth Observation
- Societal Challenge 5 “Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials” devotes a chapter to Earth Observation
For other specific instruments please see here.
The Space sector will also find funding opportunities in the pillar "Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies" (LEIT) and in particular in the work programmes related to the following sectors:
EUROSTARS is a transnational funding scheme from the EUREKA Programme. Its aim is to help “R&D performing SMEs” whatever the sector to get their innovation faster to the market and lead international R&D projects. You can contact INNOVIRIS for more information. EUROSTARS-2 is open to all sectors. Discover it here.
CLEAN SKY 2 Joint Technology Initiative (JTI)
Clean Sky 2 is the European aeronautical research programme. It is a Public-Private Partnership between the European Commission and the industry, managed by the Clean Sky Joint Undertaking (CSJU) until 31 December 2017. The programme will issue three types of call: Calls for Core-Partners, Calls for Proposals (or “Calls for Partners”), and Calls for Tender. Discover it here.
SESAR Joint Undertaking (JU)
In 2007, the SESAR JU was set up in order to manage the large scale international public-private partnership which coordinates and concentrates all EU research and development (R&D) activities in ATM. Discover it here.