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ESA Telecom Call for Ideas 2007

16 Apr 2007

The European Space Agency (ESA) is inviting industry and experts from European Member States and Canada to come up with ideas and suggestions for future research and development activities in the area of satellite communication.

You are invited to forward your ideas and suggestions for future research and development activities within the Telecom program of the European Space Agency (ESA). Please be assured your inputs will be treated confidentially.

Every year workplans are prepared for the ARTES 1, ARTES 3 and ARTES 5 elements of the Telecom ARTES programme. The activities in the workplans are selected from the response to this "Call for Ideas" by the ESA Telecommunications team with support from experts from other ESA directorates.

The Telecom program includes both long and short term activities. The long term activities include concepts for products and services expected to come to market within 5 years. The short term activities include developments resulting in products and services that can reach the market within 3 years. The long term activities generally involve more uncertainty and therefore are 100% funded. The short term activities involve less risk and result in marketable products and service and therefore are 50% funded.

Long Term Activities

Activities for long term developments are captured in the ARTES-1 and ARTES-5 work plan. The areas covered include: satcom market analysis, satcom systems and development of new satcom technologies. Your valuable input helps us establish relevant work plans that can meet your future needs. Ideas are welcome to be submitted within the following programme lines: Programme Development, Technology, User Segment, and Mobility.

= Go to online form!

Short Term Activities and Close to Market Activities

The workplan for activities for the short term and close to market (ARTES-3) addresses themes, not individual activities. However, it is necessary to receive the titles of the activities you plan to submit proposals for in the frame of ARTES 3 in 2008 including a budgetary estimate and the objective of the activity. A detailed description of an idea is not required. Ideas are most welcome for the following programme lines: Technology, User Segment and Mobility.

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ARTES 4 operates on a continuous basis and therefore is always open for the submission of new proposals. The Call for Ideas is not applicable in this area.

The ARTES 1, ARTES 3 and ARTES 5 workplans for 2008 will be published on the ESA Telecommunications website early 2008.

Due to the volume of ideas usually received in response to this "Call for Ideas" individual feedback will unfortunately not be possible. Your ideas are, however, highly valued and shape the Telecommunications program of ESA.

Please, forward your ideas and suggestions using the online forms which can be found at the top-right of this page.

The ideas and suggestions should reach us before Friday 15 June 2007.

Last Update: 08 Apr 2008
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