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According to the maturity of your project and the space assets it is designed to use, several calls for proposals are available to you, as presented hereunder. Moreover, ESA has negotiated agreements with European satellite operators to facilitate ARTES applications projects to have access to their satcom capacity.

Entry points for proposals within ARTES Applications programmes

If you need help deciding which ARTES Applications programme is best suited for your proposal, feel free to contact
artes-apps@esa.int with a short description of your concept and its maturity, in order to get feedback and guidance on how to proceed.

Call for Proposals (ARTES 20 IAP)
Call for Proposals (ARTES 20 IAP): Feasibility Studies
Closing date: 31 July 2016

Feasibility Studies provide the preparatory framework to identify, analyse and define new potentially sustainable applications and services within the ARTES 20 IAP programme.

Call for Proposals (ARTES 20 IAP): Fast Track Feasibility Studies
Closing date: 31 July 2016

Compared to regular IAP Feasibility Studies, the ESA funding is limited to 50 kEuro, the duration should not exceed 6 months, and the content is expected to be focussed on a few specific, but critical elements of a regular Feasibility Study.

Call for Proposals (ARTES 20 IAP): Demonstration Projects
Closing date: 31 July 2016

The output of ARTES 20 IAP Demonstration Projects shall be a pre-operational service responding to well identified user needs and requirements and should show a clear potential to become sustainable at the conclusion of the project with ESA.

Call for Proposals (ARTES 3-4 Satcom Applications)
Call for Proposals (ARTES 3-4 Satcom Applications): Study Activities
Closing date: 31 July 2016

ARTES 3-4 offers the possibility through Study activities to perform preparatory work as a means to consolidate the technical specifications and the technical baseline and to identify technical risks before entering into the development of a product.

Call for Proposals (ARTES 3-4 Satcom Applications): Satcom Applications Projects
Closing date: 31 July 2016

The ARTES 3-4 Satcom Applications aims to support design, development and demonstration activities of system and services making use of satellite telecommunications. The scope of the development can be any hardware, software, service or application item aligned with industry plans for future exploitation.

Call for Proposals (ARTES 3-4 Satcom Applications): Newcomers Initiative (SMEs only)
Closing date: 31 July 2016

ESA offers an exciting opportunity for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) entering into the field of satellite communications with the ESA Telecom Newcomers' Initiative. This initiative is designed to support SMEs through the early stages of research and development of services for the satcom market.

Operator Opportunities
Operator Opportunities: Joint SES Broadband/ESA Applications
Closing date: 15 September 2016

SES Broadband and ESA have been setting up a joint initiative to support ARTES Applications Projects, which allows bidders the access to a range of SES Broadband services at special conditions.

Operator Opportunities: Avanti HYLAS 1 Applications
Closing date: 01 April 2017

Avanti and ESA are offering the opportunity to exploit capacity on the HYLAS 1 satellite at no cost for the project. This opportunity is available for applications projects that qualify for contract award under the Agency's Satcom Applications (ARTES 3-4) or IAP (ARTES 20) programme line.