EU funding for space

The European Union supports the development and ambition of the European Union's space capacities and has a variety of financing instruments to support research, development and innovation in space, which includes the Cassini programme, Horizon Europe and other mechanisms.

The organisations registered in Latvia are qualified for the all opportunities listed below.

 

HORIZON EUROPE

With an overall budget of EUR 48.1 million, the second Horizon Europe call looks to support the development of innovative downstream applications that leverage EU Space.

Deadline for applications: 2 March 2023.

Extra opportunities and information: European Commission's Funding & tender opportunities.  

Latvian Council of Science (National Contact Point) provides for Latvian organisations consultations on Horizon Europe space calls and support in applications.

Direct contact: Jūlija Asmuss, julija.asmuss@lzp.gov.lv and Jānis Ancāns, janis.ancans@lzp.gov.lv

Latvian Council of Science website here.

 

CASSINI 

Cassini is the European Union's (EU) initiative to support entrepreneurship in space-related businesses across the EU. The CASSINI was launched in launched on 25 January 2022 and will deploy a €1 billion investment to boost space companies in the EU in the next seven years.

The initiative is tailored to meet the needs of companies in different growth stages from seed to mid-caps. Both companies developing space technology and those marketing digital applications can benefit.

Actions that have been launched and are open for application will be published on cassini.eu

Ongoing opportunities:

myEUspace competition 

Funding available: almost €1 million

Aim: innovation based on Galileo and Copernicus as well as their synergies with other technologies, submitted at varied stages: idea, prototype & solutions.

Deadlines:

Further information: here

CASSINI Maritime Prize

Overall prize pool of € 2.85 million.

Aim: space data applications to track and remove marine plastic pollution.

Deadline: 3 May 2023.

Further information: here