ESA Space Solutions Portugal has launched the SPARK 4 Tech Open Call to support business ideas based on innovative technology transfer from space down to Earth!
SPARK 4 Tech aims to finance Technology Transfer Proof of Concepts in order to prove the relevance of a technology/know-how for another technology field, as well as reduce the technical risk and confirm the market opportunity. Through this call, the ESA Space Solutions Portugal invites bidders to submit proposals for feasibility studies regarding the transfer of a space technology into a non-space application.
SPARK 4 Tech encourages the submission of projects from legal Portuguese entities, space or non-space companies (including SMEs) and academic and research organizations.
Each project will receive up to 50.000 euros of funding, corresponding to 50% of the total eligible costs (100.000 euros), during the six months of the feasibility study, and access to other ESA funding opportunities.
Next cut-off dates:
– 23 October
– 11 December (TBC)
More information and application form are available at: https://space.ipn.pt/esa/esa-technology-broker/.