20, April 2015

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8224
Open Date: 13/04/2015
Closing Date: 08/06/2015

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 15.179.01
Prog. Ref.: PECS Slovakia
Budget Ref.: E/0908-09 – PECS Slovakia
Special Prov.: SK
Tender Type: C
Price Range: No Range
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Ind, Proc. & Legal Aff.
Department: Industrial Policy Department
Division: Office Supporting New Member States
Contract Officer: Dearey, Niamh
Last Update Date: 13/04/2015
Update Reason: Modified a Clarification(English version) 1

The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic invite you to submit an Outline Proposal in the frame of PECS. The subject of the present Call is exclusively for: a) Flight Hardware activities related to ESAs missions, in the form of payloads or its sub-systems, or satellite-platform technologies and sensors, or to generic technologies with potential for re-use (the start TRL shall be at least 3 and the target TRL shall be at least 5); b) Research and Development activities (including technology demonstrations, industrial processes and their qualification/certification) leading to products (hardware or software) or to generic technologies with potential for re-use (the start TRL shall be at least 2 and the targetis below TRL 5); c) Space applications, products and services making use of space infrastructure that is already existing or scheduled for operation in the near term, (the start TRL shall be at least 4). d) Preparatory activities (paper studies, e.g. feasibility studies, user requirements or market surveys) to support national competitiveness related to ESA programmes (optional or mandatory) to which Slovakia may in the future have an interest to subscibe; e) Awareness and education activities: i. to raise awareness aboutspace technologies and their practical application (including demonstration activities in secondary education institutions and science centres); ii. to increase young people’s motivation to choose space related education and industry as a career.

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