The preparation for the next ARTES Advanced Technology (AT) Work Plan has now been officially kicked off.
As part of the ARTES Core Competitiveness framework, the Call For Ideas on Advanced Technology seeks to stimulate innovation at relatively early stages of technology readiness, when a proof of concept is credible and ready for a first evaluation and testing in the relevant space environment. The selected ideas become part of ESA’s annual Advanced Technology Work Plan as Invitations To Tender, against which industry and academia can bid in open competition to gain development contracts.
By ensuring the long-term readiness of their products, industry will be able to prepare for future commercial or institutional opportunities. The following areas are targeted:
All ideas and suggestions are welcome and will be carefully assessed taking into account the adequacy of the proposed idea with respect to the objectives of ARTES. This may involve ESA staff contacting the idea proponent for clarifications. The following four criteria are used for down-selection:
A self-evaluation of submitted ideas is encouraged and is part of the web submission form.
Previously selected activities can be found in the summary table of the ARTES AT planned activities.
NB: although the call is continuously open, ideas that are submitted after the cut-off date of 16 February 2018 will not be considered for inclusion in the 2019 Work Plan but will default to consideration for later years.
For more information and a contact email address see: ARTES Advanced Technology