Open Calls Network: Space for Safety and Defence

 Open Calls Network: Space for Safety and Defence

The last (but not least) online event of the Open Calls Network summer webinar series was dedicated to Safety and Defence topic. The Open Calls Network is an initiative of the Netherlands Space Office, in collaboration with dotSPACE. It aims at increasing awareness of funding opportunities for Dutch and European space (data) organisations. The Open Calls Network consists of a dedicated LinkedIn page, as well as a series of webinars.

As part of the network, we are presenting pre-selected Horizon Europe and other funding calls that are relevant for space and space data applications. And to present these open calls, we invite industry experts from the Netherlands to discuss specific requirements and examples of successful Horizon projects.

In the third edition, we focused on funding opportunities that are already open or about to open soon, around opportunities related to Safety and Defence.

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“Safety and Defence” webinar

Co-founder and Business Developer of OPT/Net Seva Matselyukh made an overview of EDF opportunities, as well as presented relevant EDF calls.

Advisor at Netherlands Enterprise Agency RVO Victor Hartong shared tips that may be useful for those who are going to apply for any EDF call.

Andrei Bocin-Dumitriu (dotSpace foundation) did the overview of funding opportunities that are already open or about to open soon, around opportunities related to Safety and Defence.

A rich part of the webinar was a series of one-minute pitches, during which various organisations introduced their activities.

In case you missed this webinar, you could watch the webinar recordings as well as download slides from speakers

EDF Callout: Responsive space system

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Open Call Reference: EDF-2022-RA-SPACE-RSS

Description:

The general objective of this research topic is to pave the way toward a future European responsive space system able to place small satellites in various types of orbits within short notice in order to address specific operational needs, including tactical ones, and capability gaps stemming from shortage, failures and damages of existing space assets. This is particularly relevant in the field of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and satellite communication (SATCOM) where space assets have to be continuously operational and available to monitor and react to risks and events

Topics:

  • Identification of main mission use cases for the responsive space system
  • Preliminary analysis of the applicable regulatory framework
  • Definition of the overall conceptual architecture for the end-to-end system and associated high-level requirements
  • Identification of high-level requirements for the launch vehicle
  • Identification of high-level requirements for the spacecraft
  • Identification of high-level requirements and definition for the ground segments and stations needed to operate the launcher and the satellite mission (platform and payload)
  • Identification and analysis of existing solutions able to meet the requirements and of needs for adaptations or for new research and development actions with their associated roadmap

Opening date: TBD

Horizon Europe Callout: Copernicus for Security

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Open Call Reference: HORIZON-CL4-2023-SPACE-01-36

Description:

Enabling technologies shall improve space systems and satellites’ flexibility and cost-efficiency, increase su

Copernicus Security Services provide today, a valuable contribution to civil security, law enforcement operations and crisis management in Europe as well as in support of its external actions. Technology and space capacities have been evolving significantly, creating opportunities for an increased outreach across a broader spectrum of related applications.

Topics:

  • Enhanced current service fitness for better response to evolving policy and user requirements
  • Enlargement of current service scope
  • Enhanced technologies in detection capabilities
  • Improved integration of non-space data along end-user intelligence supply chains

Opening date: TBD

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