The European Space Agency (ESA) and DMEC join forces to accelerate marine energy solutions through space. 18 September 2020 the Marine Energy Tender opened up for applications, offering an unprecedented opportunity for downstream space companies and marine energy developers to work together. The goal of the tender is to address marine energy challenges and support technical and business innovation for the marine energy sector powered by space. It will address key operational challenges across planning, logistics, efficiency and safety of operations. The studies will eventually establish a roadmap towards pilot projects that would start in 2021.

We look for teams that have identified an attractive market opportunity with real potential to engage customers. Motivation, business experience and domain expertise are all important features. We want to hear about your ideas that involve utilisation of either space technology or space data.

For this call, companies residing in the following Member States will be eligible to apply: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

ESA Space Solutions will provide funding to successful teams looking to investigate the technical feasibility and economic viability of space-based applications in support of marine energy solutions, and define a roadmap for services implementation and demonstration. The activities will be 100% funded up to €150K per activity.

Applications can be submitted until 17 November 2020. For more information on the Marine Energy Tender and how to apply, please click here, or contact Benjamin Lehner.

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