The European Union takes action to support space research and innovation:

Get involved in space innovation and research

The EC Funding and Tenders participant portal is the entry point for participants and experts in funding programmes and tenders managed by the EC.

The Horizon Europe Work Programme for Digital, Industry and Space details the funding opportunities under Horizon Europe.

The EU space research policy

The Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) provides coordinated guidance and recommendations on the strategic space R&I needs.

Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion.

The EU space research policy in action

EU-funded space R&I (CORDIS) aims to foster a cost-effective, competitive, and innovative space industry and research community and ensures that space technology, services and applications meet EU policy needs.

The EU space R&I stakeholders

Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space (DG DEFIS) leads the EC’S activities in the Defence Industry and Space sector, including space research.

Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA) supports and manages scientific research under Cluster 4 related to societal challenges and reinforcing technological and industrial capacities.

European Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) implements the EU Space Programme and provides reliable, safe and secure space-related services.

Leverage EU funding support for your start-up

CASSINI is the European Commission’s new initiative to support innovative entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs in the space industry

The European Space Agency

ESA implements the EU’s space flagship programmes Galileo and Copernicus.