ESA has launched an opportunity to offer funding and support to companies for Feasibility Studies for space enabled Internet of Things (IoT) services targeting relevant customer needs.
IoT is already used in many parts of daily life: human-centered applications related to health and fitness, home-automation and security, smart cities & transportation, connected vehicles, retail, production or industrial work environments are some of its applications.
Depending on their purpose, IoT solutions may require remote or global interconnectivity, robust communication, positioning, precision timing, remote monitoring and control, in-situ and remote sensors, technology for harsh environments, geo-information and so on. Space assets and technologies, such as satellite communication, satellite navigation, Earth Observation, or human spaceflight, can satisfy some of these demands and empower IoT services.
ESA Program: Integrated Applications Promotion Program
Activity: Feasibility Study
Budget: up to 150,000 euros per Feasibility Study (100 percent funded)
Duration: up to nine months
Submission Deadline: April 13, 2017 13:00 CET