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About ARTES 4.0 program

The Directorate of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications (TIA) is the most business-oriented part of the European Space Agency. Its role is to shape and support innovation, not only in satellite communications but also in down-to-earth business applications of space systems and technologies such as satellite navigation, Earth observation or human space flight. This is achieved through ESA’s programme of Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES).

The TIA Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES ) 4.0 programme enables European and Canadian industry to explore, through research and development (R&D) activities, innovative concepts to produce leading-edge satcom products and services. ARTES 4.0 offers varying degrees of support to projects with different levels of operational and commercial maturity.

Every ARTES 4.0 programme line includes a funding framework and follows certain criteria that must be met by satcom companies wishing to participate. GeoInsure is co-financed through the Business Applications and Space Solutions (BASS) framework. BASS is dedicated to the development of sustainable businesses, services and applications that make use of space assets, for implementation across all market sectors ranging from agriculture to transport and from energy to finance. It offers co-funding for product and service development, supports access to private finance, and includes ESA’s national and regional network of Business Incubation Centres (ESA BICs), Innovation Brokers and Applications Ambassadors.

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