17, February 2015

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8209
Open Date: 11/02/2015
Closing Date: 25/03/2015

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 14.1EE.13
Prog. Ref.: TRP
Budget Ref.: E/0901-01 – TRP
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Technical & Quality Manag
Department: Electrical Engineering Department
Division: Electromagnetics and Space Environment D
Contract Officer: Houten, Marnix
Last Update Date: 11/02/2015
Update Reason: Tender issue

This AO solicits proposals for the fast development of advanced technology according to the StarTiger concept. StarTiger stands for Space Technology Advancements by Resourceful, Targeted & Innovative Groups of Experts & Researchers). Startiger is conceived as anESA initiative within the Basic Technology Research Program (TRP) aiming at facilitating innovative and breakthrough research. StarTiger is proposed as a pillar of innovation addressing not only the technology itself but also the way R&D (Research and Development)is conducted and implemented. Moreover, the StarTiger development scheme shall facilitate technology spin-in where joint work of space and non-space experts is required in short time so as to ascertain the feasibility of a non-space technology to cover space needs. The primary concept is to select a multi-disciplinary team of highly motivated scientists and engineers from several institutionsand grant them priority access to state of the art equipment, facilities for fixed period of time (6 month). The core team is collocated to minimize formal interfaces and foster the flow of information within the team.

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