Call for Ideas 2022
The Call for Ideas EAGLE NEBULA is now open.
EPFL Space Innovation Unit (SIU) is initiating a new Call for Ideas to foster low Technology Readiness Level (typically TRL 1-2) research and development studies related to space activities. The present call is reserved to Space Innovation Unit members.
The aim of this Call is to identify and demonstrate disruptive space innovations based on ideas or concepts and to initiate collaborations between SIU members. Thanks to a short-term implementation and light administrative requirements, the selected studies shall focus on technical and/or scientific work.
The two main objectives of this Call for Ideas are to foster and promote SIU members’ technological and scientific competences that have a clear potential for space products and applications as well as to initiate collaborations between SIU members. More particularly, this Call for Ideas aims:
- to foster the development of novel ideas and disruptive concepts related to the space sector;
- to encourage collaborations between SIU members, including new coming entities and start-ups, encouraging them to pursue in the space domain and evaluate the potential of their proposed idea;
- to better position SIU members with regard to future European and global activities and
- to support the development of novel technologies and services for future space science and technology applications.
For this Call for Ideas, all topics can be addressed as long as they target potential future space products and/or services.
The proposed topics can be genuinely novel space ideas or spin-ins from non-space application domains. As a general rule, a transfer from non-space to the space domain decreases the Technology Readiness Level TRL of existing technologies by 1-2 levels.
The present “Call for Ideas” is open to Space Innovation Unit members only. For each proposal it is required to have a consortium of minimum two different SIU member entities that collaborate. The requested funding for each participant in the consortium shall be higher or equal to 20% of the total requested funding.
Submission of the proposals
Only proposals received by Friday 14 October 2022 at 2 pm (14:00) will be accepted for evaluation. Proposals, written in English, shall be submitted in electronic format (PDF) to the following address:
Space Innovation Unit
PPH 337, Station 13
Tel: +41 21 693 69 76
Questions and requests
All questions related to this Call for Ideas shall be submitted by email to Gilles Feusier, at the latest 5 working days prior to the submission deadline. All applicable information will be published in this section below.