ITI supports the identification, validation and development of disruptive space innovations based on new ideas or concepts, giving preference to innovations coming originally from non-space industrial or research sectors. The submitters of these ideas or concepts are supported by ITI with seed-money, technical support and networking contacts aiming at combining the creativity, know-how and experience of the Research Community, Space Customers and Industry.
In this context, ITI can provide:
- Seed-Money - 50k€, 175k€ or higher depending on the type of activity.
- Technical Support - Submitters can contact ESA experts to discuss proposal concepts and verify their relevance and applicability to space.
Submitters with a limited experience in developing technologies for space are also encouraged to download and read the following Space Specifications Checklist document.
- Networking (building the "Innovation Triangle") - through the links provided, submitters have the opportunity of finding potential partners thus facilitating the validation, development and utilization of innovative ideas.