There are two calls every year, giving European and international, early-stage ventures and start-ups the opportunity to join the first incubation programme exclusively dedicated to space resources utilization projects. Selected projects will have access to non-dilutive funding in cash for an amount up to €200,000.
The call is open to small and medium-sized enterprises, incorporated no longer than 5 years ago. They must be in the Space Resources Utilization field, with a terrestrial and/or space application.
During Phase 1 there is no need to be physically present in Luxembourg (remote)
During Phase 2 the selected start-up needs to be registered and located in Luxembourg with R&D transferred in Luxembourg for the project in scope
Fourth call for applications
The current call for applications is now open and will close on 15 December 2023 11:59 PM (CET).
An eligibility check will be operated, and the conformity of the application will be confirmed by e-mail to the applicants within 14 days.
An initial evaluation process will consider all eligible applications in order to make a first pre-selection.
The top-ranking projects will be presented during a pitching session to an expert panel foreseen for 22 January 2024.
5 projects will be selected to be part of Phase 1 of the ESRIC SSP IV.