European Space Agency

ARTES Call for Ideas


Interactive Form

Please answer the question below to identify the ARTES element your idea should be submitted to:

Satcom Warning

ARTES is dedicated to satcoms only.

TRL Warning

For ARTES Advanced Technology, the starting TRL level should be at least 3 and the targeted TRL should not be higher then 6.

ARTES Advanced Technology idea submission form

All fields marked with * are mandatory.

If you have more than one idea, please complete a separate form for each one.

Note: Submitted ideas are in no way binding, and will be used as inputs to the preparation of the yearly ARTES Advanced Technology Workplan.

Name and contact details of main author
Names of co-authors if any
Activity Details
Please describe the activity and organise the text including the following 3 elements:
  1. background information,
  2. starting point (existing technology, current capability etc.),
  3. outline of the proposed technology/technique/process that will allow to meet the objectives
The description shall be written in a language that is easy to understand, well-structured and comprehensible by a wide audience, avoiding overly technical language and acronyms where possible.
Please quantify the benefits. As far as possible quantify the benefits by a numerical value e.g. 30% mass reduction.
One or more of the following areas of improvement should to be indicated:
  1. Performance improvement (mass reduction, power efficiency, footprint, volume, applicability, range, temperature, vibration, etc.)
  2. Reduction of complexity, number of parts, test effort etc.
  3. Market share increase for the European satellite industry (ground segment, space segment, satellite equipment or ground equipment)
  4. Possible creation of new market opportunities for the space sector as a whole
Additional Information
Please try to provide part or all of the additional information below with the best of your knowledge
Please provide the contact details of the ESA expert
Additional Documents
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Self Evaluation

You are invited to complete a first evaluation of your idea against the set of criteria in the table below.

Some more details on criteria 2 and 3 in particular are provided by clicking on the links in the table.

Criterion 1: Relevance to ARTES AT
The submitted idea shall be new in ESA Member States.

A. Is the idea covered by a completed or on-going activity?
B. Do the targeted deliverables already exist in an ESA Member State which participates in the ARTES Programme?
C. Is there some form of proof of the concept available to justify the starting TRL?
Criterion 2: Performance Impact and Business Potential
Quantified assessment of technical performance impact at sub-system or system level and qualitative assessment of the business potential

(click for more information)
Criterion 3: Risk/Viability
Judgement of technical and market acceptance risks of the development and the targeted product

(click for more information)
Criterion 4: Interest of Industries
Number of industries and corresponding country

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