Open Calls Network: Space for Digital and Industry

 Open Calls Network: Space for Digital and Industry

Now that summer is almost over, we look back at some of the key events that took place just before the holidays, in the Open Calls Network, and we look forward to new activities this autumn. The Open Calls Network was launched this spring by the Netherlands Space Office together with Groundstation.Space.

In this project we highlight pre-selected Horizon Europe and other funding calls that are relevant for space and space data applications. The Open Calls Network has a dedicated LinkedIn page, and organises a series of webinars.

In the second webinar of 2022 in June we focused on funding opportunities related to digital and industry.

“Digital and Industry” webinar

The ‘Space for Digital and Industry’ webinar focused on:

  • Presenting organisations and projects in one-minute pitches,
  • Finding relevant open funding calls for participating organisations,
  • Meeting potential consortium partners.

Raymond Sluiter, Senior Advisor data applications at the Netherlands Space Office, made an overview of Horizon Europe opportunities (watch below):

Then Gerard Rauwerda, Business Developer at Technolution, talked about the development of embedded Control & Data Processing electronics for smallsat instruments. He also highlighted the importance of the RISC-V open-standard processor and security protection:

Dr Andy Court, Principal Business Developer at TNO, covered the following topics in his presentation:
– Horizon Europe calls on Satcom, and quantum space activities;
– The Horizon Europe Space Partnership (Global Competitive Space Systems, GCSS) – purpose and status.

Andrei Bocin-Dumitriu of the dotSpace Foundation presented an overview of funding opportunities related to Digital and Industry:

The webinar ended with a one-minute pitch by a representative of Revolv Space:

In case you missed this webinar, you can watch the recording and download speaker slides here:

Horizon Europe Callout: End-to-end Earth observation systems and associated services

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Open Call Reference: HORIZON-CL4-2023-SPACE-01-11

Description:

The expected outcomes of this topic will enable flexible satellite Earth-observation end-to-end systems as a strong subject to answer the new trends of a very dynamic market environment with high potential.

Topics:

  • Achieve and maintain the worldwide leadership for Earth Observation system
  • Contribute to EU non-dependence for the development of Earth-observation technologies
  • Contribute to making EU a net-zero emitter of greenhouse gases (European Green Deal)

Opening date: 2023

Horizon Europe Callout: Future Space Ecosystem and Enabling Technologies

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Open Call Reference: HORIZON-CL4-2023-SPACE-01-12

Description:

Enabling technologies shall improve space systems and satellites’ flexibility and cost-efficiency, increase sustainability and accessibility, introduce mass-customisation and cooperative design as well as simplify and optimise operations. This is needed to access a large portfolio of promising commercial applications in space and on the ground.

Topics:

  • Develop a future space ecosystem, fostering the industrialisation and business in space as well as supporting scientifically meaningful missions by using synergies with terrestrial sectors
  • Contribute to a sustainable, highly automated, flexible and economically viable space infrastructure
  • Support activities intending to allow in-orbit demonstration/validation (IOD/V)

Opening date: 2023

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Katya Rutkovskaya

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