Participating in GSP studies

GSP Strategy

The General Studies Programme (GSP) publishes on a regular basis studies in the EMITS system. This general checklist should help potentially interested companies and institutions how to.

  1. Register in EMITS (Companies, Institues and Universities wishing to do business with ESA are required as potential bidders and EMITS users)
  2. Review EMITS Intended Invitations to Tender (ITTs) regulary
  3. Review the SME information website
  4. Communicate your interest to participate in an ITT via EMITS and contact potential partners, identified via EMITS
  5. Acquire and maintain an up-to-date knowledge of ESA’s programmes, activities, organisation and methods of operation

How to work with GSP

GSP funds each year a large number of studies related to all areas of space and spaceflight. Three types of activities are possible:

  • Strategy corporate studies
  • Missions pre Phase A, Phase A studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies system studies on new concepts, exploratory research

Following an internal evaluation about the proposed study the Statement of Work will be generated that provides the basis for industry to work with GSP. A detailed description will be issued in the open tenders site. This triggers a call for proposals open to all European industry and universities. After a careful evaluation of the proposals by ESA experts, a contract will be assigned to the most successful bidder.

GSP as an opportunity

GSP funds studies to gather knowledge in different areas that can than be utilized by other ESA directorates. Therefore in order to allow a great variety of ideas and inputs GSP encourages also small companies and universities to participate. A new view on old problems often triggers astonishing results.
Interacting with GSP also means to meet other companies, universities and of course ESA.
We are looking forward to work together with you on the future.

Participating in ESA Programmes - checklist

This general checklist should help to get in touch with ESA in general and GSP in special.

  1. Register in EMITS (Companies, Institues and Universities wishing to do business with ESA are required as potential bidders and EMITS users)
  2. Review EMITS Intended Invitations to Tender (ITTs) regulary
  3. Review the SME information website
  4. Communicate your interest to participate in an ITT via EMITS and contact potential partners, identified via EMITS
  5. Acquire and maintain an up-to-date knowledge of ESA’s programmes, activities, organisation and methods of operation

Last update: 9 August 2012

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