The Space4Rail initiative offers a variety of opportunities according to the maturity of the activity (refer to Service / Technology Readiness Levels - SRLs/TRLs) and the space-based assets involved. The key opportunities are presented below (SRLs/TRLs are provided as an indication, only).
Open competition opportunities (fully funded, blue boxes in the picture below) – they are ESA initiated, companies and organisations are invited to submit proposals in response to an open Invitation to Tender (ITT).
Direct Negotiation opportunities (co-funded, red boxes in the picture below) – they refer to calls for proposals that are permanently open, companies and organisations are invited to submit proposals at any time (activities are industry initiated).
Please refer to the left menu for the list of key opportunities in Open Competition and Direct Negotiation. The official description of ESA Programs and Opportunities is published on ESA-STAR.
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with a short description of the concept and its maturity, for feedback and assistance in deciding the most appropriate programme for the proposed activity.