Horizon Europe Space Calls closing February 2022

Up to €80m total funding available from Horizon Europe for a variety of space-related open calls.

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Up to €5m per project (approximately) - smaller projects are also welcome. Total budget is over €80m.


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The Horizon Europe space calls are now open with access to previously restricted topics.

You may have seen in the first edition of the Horizon Europe 2021-2022 Digital, Industry and Space work programme that some topics in the space and quantum areas were closed to the UK. Over the summer the UK government worked closely with the EC to address their concerns over security and safeguarding of the Union’s interests. The EC were satisfied with our responses and have opened these topics to UK participants.

This is great news for the UK space sector, confirmed in the latest work programme (dated the 28th October), and opens up topics in SatCom, launch, EO and space technology.

You can find full call information on the Funding and Tenders Portal with the following calls and topics now open, all with a deadline of the 16th February 2022.


Copernicus services evolution

Copernicus Climate Change Service evolution

Copernicus Security and Emergency Services evolution

Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service evolution

Copernicus evolution for cross-services thematic domains

Copernicus Anthropogenic CO₂ Emissions Monitoring & Verification Support (MVS) capacity

Copernicus Land Monitoring Service evolution

Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service evolution


Access to space

Reusability for European strategic space launchers – technologies and operation maturation including flight test demonstration

Low cost high thrust propulsion for European strategic space launchers – technologies maturation including ground tests

New space transportation solutions and services

Multi sites flexible industrial platform and standardised technology for improving interoperability of European access to space ground facilities


Space systems and capabilities

End-to-end satellite communication systems and associated services

Quantum technologies for space gravimetry

End-to-end Earth observation systems and associated services

Future space ecosystems: on-orbit operations, new system concepts

Future space ecosystems: on-orbit operations, preparation of orbital demonstration mission

Space technologies for European non-dependence and competitiveness (2021 call)

Space technologies for European non-dependence and competitiveness (2022 call)

Technologies and generic building blocks for Electrical Propulsion


Science and skills

Education and skills for the EU space sector

Space Weather

Space science and exploration technologies


Space Applications

EGNSS and Copernicus applications fostering the European Green deal

EGNSS applications for Safety and Crisis management

EGNSS applications for the Digital Age


If you are interested in any of these topics please take a look at the Space Downstream Innovation Days (8th-9th November, online) and Horizon Europe Space Brokerage Event (10th November, online). These events provide a great opportunity to see who is forming consortia and to hear the latest information, tips and advice.

For further enquiries, please contact Andy Bennett, KTM Space, or KTN’s European team.


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