General Support Technology Programme Element 2 (GSTP El 2).
The programme was created to support companies wanting to develop their own technologies and products for which they have their own business case. ESA will support companies with a grant of 50-75% of the non-recurring engineering costs to develop new technologies and products. SMEs can qualify for up to 75% co-funding for all Technology Readiness Levels. The current envelope for the GSTP programme is over 700 M€.
This co-funding is intended to support companies to invest in new ideas to drive the success of their own businesses. The programme is open to all companies but requires support from the National Delegate representing your country at ESA. Products and technologies which can be supported include space hardware, software and systems but especially downstream products and technologies like new processing algorithms, new ways of integrating Satellite Navigation and EO data, new techniques for porting existing products to new cloud computing facilities to make them faster and cheaper, etc...
More information can be found at the following link: www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Engineering_Technology/Radio_Frequency_Systems/Commercial_Ground_User_Segment_Section