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 science and exploration technologies
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.