ESA would like to see tenders for non-transport related uses of its navigation satellite systems EGNOS and eventually Galileo. Innovations should improve safety or security and be of benefit to the public.
Satellite navigation has been used in: Agriculture, forestry, fishery, construction, maintenance of roads and canals, surveying, mapping, environment protection, emergency services, object tracking, personal mobility, law enforcement, precision timing and continuous monitoring of geophysical variables.
The chosen application(s) should be ready for operational use in the time frame 2004 to 2008 and should hold potential for revenue-generation. Ultimately, they will be required to provide service guarantees or comparable qualities, as they will be offered by GALILEO and/or GPS/EGNOS.
The Invitation to Tender is being issued under the ARTES 5 programme rules and is for companies or organisations in the ESA Member States. The budget earmarked for this development is EUR 2 000 000.
Tenders should quote ESA reference AO/1-4218/02/NL/GS and reach the Agency no later than 30 September 2002. More information can be found on the ESA EMITS service. If your company/organisation does not have access to EMITS, please contact the Contract Officer, Mrs. G. Stjernevi.
Open Invitation to Tender for intelligent car navigation
Let your car be your chauffeur ? ESA is interested in companies or organisations that could assess the practical feasibility of an intelligent car navigation system that will considerably improve the safety of car navigation and help make dynamic traffic management an attractive and viable proposition.
The Invitation to Tender is being issued under the ARTES 5 programme rules and is for companies or organisations in the ESA Member States. The budget earmarked for this development is EUR 4 000 000.
Tenders should quote ESA reference AO/1-4193/02/NL/GS and reach the Agency no later than 22 July 2002. More information can be found on the ESA EMITS service. If your company/organisation does not have access to EMITS, please contact the Contract Officer, Mrs. G. Stjernevi.
Opportunities for Start-Up Projects
New opportunities are open to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with innovative R&D initiatives that can be applied to satellite communications (satcom).
ESA already supports projects in a number of fields including transportation management, GNSS-based tracking systems, integration of satellite IP networks and interactive satellite advertising.
This Invitation to Tender, launched by ESA on 21 May 2002, is restricted to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and is specifically aimed at companies who have never had a contract with ESA. The closing date is 17 June 2002. More information about this tender action and on the bidding process can be found on the telecommunications website or on the ESA EMITS service.