Open Call for Proposals

Apart from open-competitive Invitations to Tender, the ARTES Programme offers continuously open Call for Proposals (CfP) for the ARTES Competitiveness & Growth (C&G) and ARTES Integrated Applications Promotion (IAP) elements.

ARTES Competitiveness & Growth (C&G) Call for Proposals

The new dedicated ARTES C&G Call for Proposals (CfP) has now been issued and is online on EMITS, Invitation to Tender number AO8793. To download the documents, registration on esa-star is required. 

The previous Calls, AO6000 (formerly ARTES 5.2) and AO5891 (formerly ARTES 3-4) will be discontinued on 27 February 2017 or an earlier date which will be published on EMITS at least one month before the closing date.

ARTES INTEGRATED APPLICATIONS PROMOTION (IAP) Call for Proposals

ARTES Integrated Applications Promotion (IAP) is dedicated to the development of user-driven applications through the combination of different space assets and technologies such as Telecommunications, Earth Observation, Navigation, and Human Spaceflight technologies. The Call for Proposals for this element is published on ESA's Electronic Tendering System (EMITS) under AO6124.

ARTES ENTRY Initiative

ESA offers an exciting opportunity for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) entering into the field of satellite communications with the ARTES Entry Initiative. This initiative is designed to support SMEs through the stages of research and development for the satcom market.  The scheme awards development contracts with financial support up to 75% of the activity cost (max €250,000). The Always Open Call for Proposals for this element is published on ESA's Electronic Tendering System (EMITS) under AO8595

For more information regarding the Entry Initiative for satcom newcomers click here.