Feasibility Studies provide the preparatory framework to identify, analyse and define new potentially sustainable applications and services within the ARTES IAP programme. They have to be compliant with the following requirements: they are user driven, they benefit from the integrated use of one or more space assets and the tenderer intends to pursue a demonstration project after successful completion of the feasibility study.
The ARTES IAP Feasibility Study is likely to run at least 6 months but shall not run longer than 12 months. The duration depends on the complexity of the activity and the degree of upfront buy-in by user communities and other partners.
Assuming the Feasibility Study is successful, it is expected that it evolves into a Demonstration Project, the final target being the implementation of a commercial service.
Proposals can be submitted in response to Open Competition (Invitation To Tender) issued by ESA on specific subjects (fully funded by ESA) or at your own initiative through Direct Negotiation (50% funded by ESA).
See Funding Scheme for more information on the financial support of the ARTES IAP programme.