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ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPPORTUNITY : FIFTH CALL FOR OUTLINE PROPOSALS UNDER THE PLAN FOR EUROPEAN COOPERATING STATES (PECS) IN SLOVAKIA
Grantová schémaEuropean Space Agency
The European Space Agency (the Agency) and Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic hereby invite you to submit an outline proposal, in the frame of the Fifth Call for Outline Proposals under the Plan for European Cooperating States (PECS).The present ITT is addressed only to Slovak companies (including SMEs) or academic and research organizations. Potential Tenderers are therefore requested to note that the Agency can only consider Proposals from companies or organizations residing in Slovakia. Tasks may be assigned to non-Slovak entities residing in other ESA Member States. Such tasks shall in any case not constitute the core tasks of the proposed activity and shall not exceed 20% of the total price. This limit does not apply to procurement of equipment required to carry out the work when duly justified.The subject of this ITT is exclusively for the following activity types:a. Hardware activities (e.g. flight hardware) related to ESAs missions, in the form of payloads or its sub-systems, or satellite-platform technologies and sensors, or to generic technologies with potential for re-use (the start TRL shall be at least 3 and the target TRL shall be at least 5);b. Research and Development activities (including technology demonstrations, industrial processes and their qualification/certification) leading to products (hardware or software) or to generic technologies with potential for re-use (the start TRL shall be at least 2 and the target TRL shall be 4 or below);c. Space applications, products and services makinguse of ESA/European space infrastructure that is already existing or scheduled for operation in the near term (the start TRL shall be at least 4);d. Preparatory Activities: Paper studies and simple breadboard activities (e.g. feasibility studies, market surveys,user requirements and breadboard demonstrators) aimed at supporting national competitiveness related to ESA programs to which Slovakia may subscribe in the future or the initial steps of a product development for Space with potential for use on ESA missions.; e. Awareness and education activities: restricted to the development of university courses and curricula about space technology and its practical application.