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Space is open for business! Funding and support from The European Space Agency

Is space technology on the radar for your business? The European Space Agency’s Business Applications could be the ideal platform to help launch your concept.
ESA Business Applications offers funded support programmes to help businesses integrate space data and technology into commercial services.
Put simply, think of ordering a takeaway on popular mobile phone apps like Just Eat. This platform uses satellite technology from space to track location and get your food to you. It is this space data which is changing and simplifying business, not to mention our everyday lives on earth.
Whether you’re developing a mobile phone app, or work in industries from construction, to the insurance sector or lifestyle industry, businesses big and small, space applications could fuel your business.
The European Space Agency’s team are looking for innovative ideas which use space assets like human spaceflight technologies, satellite communication, satellite navigation, earth observation and space weather.
Does this sound like something your business could use support with? Then ESA Business Applications could have the support you need.
If you have an idea for space technology in your business, you can apply for ESA Business Applications support and funding anytime through their open call system. There are also regular opportunities for competitive tenders which follow specific themes. You can find out more about the application process here: https://business.esa.int/how-to-apply
If you’d like to find out more about what space has to offer for your business, then why not join the European Space Agency’s Business Applications Regional Ambassador for ‘Your Business Powered by Space’ – a free event to introduce you to how your business can utilise space and what support is on offer for you.

Taking place on Thursday 13th June, 9am – 5pm at Concorde Hangar in Runway Visitors Park, Altrincham. Full event details can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/your-business-powered-by-space-tickets-56640768062
For more information, you can contact the ESA Business Applications Regional Ambassador (North West England & North Wales), Alan Cross by e-mail via  alan.cross@stfc.ac.uk.

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