The second Horizon Europe call is officially open for submissions. With an overall budget of EUR 48.1 million, the EUSPA-managed call aims to support the development of innovative downstream applications that leverage the data and services offered by the EU Space Programme.
The deadline for applications is 2 March 2023.
This is the first Horizon Europe call to include GOVSATCOM, which provides secure, cost-efficient communication capabilities to security and safety-critical missions, operations and infrastructure. In addition to promoting the development of secure satellite use cases for GOVSATCOM, the call focuses on increasing the uptake of European GNSS within the smart mobility sector and boosting the European data economy with downstream applications based on both Copernicus data and Artificial Intelligence. The call also supports space-based solutions that can help modernise the EU public sector.
“The second Horizon Europe call is a unique opportunity for the European space downstream industry, including SMEs, along with academia and public actors, to develop space-based applications that can deliver real benefits to EU citizens, industry and society,” says EUSPA Executive Director Rodrigo da Costa.
Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding mechanism that facilitates collaboration and strengthens the impact of research and innovation in developing, supporting and implementing EU policies while also tackling global challenges. “Linking space to user needs starts with research and innovation,” adds da Costa. “By facilitating research that leverages the EU Space Programme, Horizon Europe supports the development of game-changing solutions to some of today’s most pressing challenges.”
More information about the second Horizon Europe call, including instructions for applying and details on available topics, can be found here.
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