Activities will be funded 50% up to 100% with ESA providing up to EUR 250,000 per contract



6 - 12 months


Type of Tender

Thematic calls or direct negotiation


The aim is to assess the technical feasibility and commercial viability of a proposed service as well as its ability to meet the needs and conditions of relevant users. In comparison to kickstarter funding, feasibility studies can also be directly negotiated with ESA Business Applications.

The intention is to further develop successful feasibility studies into commercially viable businesses. Therefore, ESA Business Applications offers follow-on opportunities in the form of a demonstration project.


This funding opportunity is looking for spin-off solutions.

Fields of Application

Satellite Communication
Satellite Navigation
Earth Observation
Space Weather
Human Spaceflight


  • Identify and analyse technically and economically sustainable space-based services
  • Prepare the implementation of the service on the targeted market
  • Consolidate the business strategy
  • Reduce technical and commercial risks
  • Prepare potential follow-on

Possible Follow-on Activity

If you wish to, you might follow-on with a demonstration project.

Interested? Contact Your Local ESA BIC

To learn more about the funding opportunities and how to apply, please get in touch with the ESA BIC you were incubated in. If you are unsure or need any further help, we will assist you at!



Thomas Ballatré
Project Manager ESA BIC Bavaria



Dr. Stefan Engelhard  
Director of ESA BIC Baden-Württemberg
IHK Reutlingen



ESA BIC Hessen

Northern Germany

Northern Germany

ESA BIC Northern Germany

North Rhine-Westphalia

ESA BIC North Rhine-Westphalia

Get in Touch

Whether you have questions about the ESA BIC Booster programme, the funding opportunities or any other inquiry: Let us know how we can help you!

Shiv Contractor
Project Manager ESA BIC Booster

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