Artes BA Ambassador

Artes BA Ambassador


ARTES Business Applications is a program of the European Space Agency that technically and financially supports the development of products and services on the use of satellite data. At national level, the program is now managed by the Hypatia Research Consortium, the Italian Embassy Platform for Integrated Applications (AP-IT) with the support of the Italian Space Agency. Italy is among the countries that have invested most in this program, allocating € 19 million to the sector. ESA AP-IT's goal is to transform Research and Development activities into profitable and self-sufficient products and services.

The program is dedicated to the development and implementation of applications that integrate and use data from existing space assets - satellite navigation, satellite telecommunications and earth observation - in combination with terrestrial services, covering feasibility studies and demonstration projects depending on the TRL (Technology Readiness Level) of each technology. The new products and services promote the innovation and competitiveness of Italian companies in Europe for every type of sector: agriculture, health, transport, etc.

All ARTES Business Applications program projects must have a clear commercial objective and identify one or more end users.

Participation in the program is open to all companies and organizations, public and private, SMEs, public authorities, universities and research centers, but it is also possible to collaborate and form consortia with institutions of States participating in the program.

You can access one of the main types of financing based on the technological maturity of your idea:

  • DIRECT NEGOTIATION - Call for proposal
  • OPEN COMPETITION - Invitation to tender
  • THEMATIC CALL - Kick-start activities


The AP-IT has decided to dedicate the year 2018 to the Agrifood sector, believing that the digital innovation offered by the use of satellite data in the sector is able to offer concrete solutions in favor of the Italian economy and the Made in Italy and to guarantee a competitive advantage at the different levels of the supply chain.


The E. Amaldi Foundation supports the Italian Ambassadorial Platform for integrated applications (AP-IT) with its own technical know-how.




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