8, September 2017

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9090
Open Date: 06/09/2017
Closing Date: 31/12/2021 13:00:00


Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 17.155.16
Prog. Ref.: InCubed
Budget Ref.: E/E200-01 – InCubed
Tender Type: C
Price Range: KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Other
Techology Domains: Others
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of EO Programmes
Contract Officer: Papaioannou, Maria
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 06/09/2017
Update Reason: Closing Date Extended

The InCubed Element of the European Earth Watch Programme (InCubed) aims at accompanying the European economic operators in the Earth Observation market rapid evolution currently witnessed in Europe and overseas.InCubed offers a new process in ESA Earth Observation programmes to strengthen and stimulate the realization of endeavours near-to-the-market with Economic Operators.Activities to be supported include the development and/or demonstration of space assets (missions, instruments, prototype element of EO constellation), innovative mission management solution, including for future EO constellation, the development of application platforms, etc. The actual scope of the proposed activities is defined by the economic operators themselves in relevance to the InCubed objectives.Regarding this forthcoming Announcement of Partnership Opportunity, Economic operators are invited to first submit an outline proposal, which must be supported by the Participating State(s) having jurisdiction on them. Following positive assessment, the economic operators will be invited to submit a full proposal, as per established procedure and evaluation criteria.Such Economic Operators (or group of Economic Operators, primes and/ or subcontractor(s)), shall be established in one of the Participating States to the InCubed, to date being Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The proposals to be supported by InCubed will have to be co-funded by the economic operators (partnership agreements), as a sign of their engagement and belief in their own business case.

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