08 Sep 2023
Commission announces results of Space Research calls
On 8 September 2023, the European Commission announced the results of the 2022–2023 calls for proposals for space-related research projects under Horizon Europe. A total of €166 million will support 54 space research projects which will bring breakthrough innovations and contribute to strengthening both the European Union Space programme and other space research priorities in various domains.
The industrial consortia behind these 54 projects involve a large proportion of New Space companies, as start-ups and SMEs represent around 25% of the selected participants, receiving nearly 30% of the allocated funding.
Space-related projects are expected to receive close to €1.6 billion in total during the seven years of the implementation of Horizon Europe, corresponding to an average of €225 million per year, including activities delegated to the European Space Agency (ESA).
Details on the results can be found here: