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Earth Observation at the heart of EUSPA’s 2nd Horizon Call

The €48,1 million call targeting SMEs, academia and public actors looks -among others- to strengthen downstream capabilities and modernize the EU public sector by offering cutting-edge solutions based on Galileo, Copernicus, EGNOS and GOVSATCOM.


Horizon Europe is the European Union’s key funding programme for research and innovation. It

promotes scientific excellence, generates knowledge and technologies, and provides the appropriate environment to turn great ideas into products and services that will create jobs and bring sustainable growth to our economy.


Staying true to its mission, “linking space to user needs”, EUSPA published its second Horizon Europe Call with a total value of €48,1 million to stimulate the development of innovative space downstream applications. The call will bring forth the added-value EU Space Programme data and services, namely Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus.


It will focus on key areas including the use of Galileo and EGNOS in smart mobility applications, as well as the fusion of Copernicus data with Artificial Intelligence to boost the European Data Economy and help modernize the EU public sector. For the first time, the call will look to deliver Satcom use cases based on the forthcoming GOVSATCOM system.


The call is a unique opportunity for the European space downstream industry including SMEs and academia, but also public actors (e.g. regional and/or local authorities, infrastructure providers, civil protection organizations, etc.) to develop new EU space-based innovative applications, delivering commercial and social benefits.


See below a breakdown of the funds' distribution per thematic area:

  • EGNSS applications for Smart mobility (Innovation Action), €9,5 million

  • Public sector as Galileo and/or Copernicus user (Pre-commercial Procurement), €5,2 million

  • Copernicus downstream applications and the European Data Economy (Innovation Action), €9,6 million

  • Large-scale Copernicus data uptake with AI and HPC (Research and Innovation Action, €9,6 million

  • Designing space-based downstream applications with international partners (Research and Innovation Action), €5,1 million

  • GOVSATCOM Service developments and demonstrations (Research and Innovation Action), €9,1million

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