ESA supports the development, validation and demonstration of viable operational applications and services, relying on space systems and having the objective to establish sustainable operational solutions, through two funding programmes: ARTES IAP (Integrated Applications Promotion) and ARTES SATCOM APPS (Satellite Telecommunications Applications). Proposals can be submitted in response to Open Competition issued by ESA on specific subjects (fully funded by ESA) or at your own initiative through Direct Negotiation (50% funded by ESA). Depending on the level of maturity of your project, ESA programmes offer different funding schemes. An alternative option is to apply for an incubating programme through the ESA BIC Switzerland. Documents and guidelines for all activities can be found here. If you need any assistance to prepare your outline proposal, do not hesitate to contact us, we would be glad to help you!