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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.

Application process

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.

Submit your application

Interested to apply? Watch the recording of the webinar we hosted on 15 September 2022.


Lari Cujko
Start-up Support Lead