The European Space Agency’s Telecoms and Integrated Applications directorate (TIA) has announced a new element of the ARTES programme. Called ARTES Core Competitiveness, it merges two formerly self-standing ARTES elements, ARTES Competitiveness & Growth and ARTES Advanced Technology. This change was approved this month by the ESA Member States.
Previously, these two self-standing elements were funded separately. By merging the two into one single ARTES element, it improves the flexibility for funding allocation across AT and C&G for the benefit of Members States and industry. Under the new element, the AT and C&G Call For Proposals remain unchanged.
This latest change is part of an on-going effort to streamline and strengthen the ARTES programme to better support the European and Canadian space industries. It builds on changes detailed in two earlier announcements: New ARTES Competitiveness & Growth Call for Proposals has been introduced and The Evolution of ARTES 3-4 and 5.