The objectives of ARTES Competitiveness Growth are to ensure the readiness of the industry to respond to commercial opportunitiesby focusing the activitieson technological innovation in equipment, systems and applications for satellite communication, resultingin products ready for future exploitation within eitherthe commercial or institutional market.
The program supports space, groundand applications segments as well as overall system-related activities.The technology phase supports the introduction of new technologies and shall cover activities to mitigate the technical risks of the product development,excluding qualification or industrialization.
The product phase shall cover the development of a product ready for commercial exploitation. This phase shall include qualification (for space) or verification in a non-operational environment (for ground segment) or validation in a satcom system (forapplications).
The demonstration phase shall cover Atlas activities to gain flight heritage, verification activities in the operational environment for ground segment and pilotphases for applications/services validated with relevant users and customers.
A dedicated always open Call for Proposal addressing Newcomers is also available answering to the ARTES entry program as part of ARTES CG. The reporting ofnewcomer activities is embedded within the Technology, Product and Demonstration Phases.