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|DUE Innovator II - Call for Proposal is now open for competitive tender|
|The Invitation To Tender (ITT) on the DUE, "DUE Innovators II", Ref. AO5781 in the ESA Invitations to Tender, has been published today on EMITS with a closing date of 29 September 2008.|
|The European Space
Agency (ESA) hereby invites all interested institutions, organizations and companies from DUE participating
countries to submit a tender for the DUE Innovators II procurement. If bidders
are not yet registered as an ESA bidder, they are invited to obtain access to
EMITS by completing a questionnaire, which can be found at the indicated URL
below, section Registration Request.
The Innovator II projects will give to the
end-users, industry and research communities the opportunity to develop and
demonstrate innovative Earth Observation services and products using existing
ESA, ESA third-party mission and other EO datasets. These original projects, if
successful, may constitute future large scale activities within the Agency's
Data User Element programme.
The Innovators II application areas and service
themes are open, but require a targeted end-user or end-user community that will
directly benefit from these new services and products. At least one end-user
entity shall be actively involved in each Innovators II project and will be
responsible for providing the detailed service and product requirements, as well
as support the interpretation and validation of the service products, and assess
the adequacy of and benefits of the service.
Each project will be carried out over 18 months and will consist of three phases:
- Specification and demonstration;
EO topics already covered by past or ongoing projects within the ESA DUP/DUE, EOMD, GSE, EU Framework Programmes or National programmes will not be considered for funding.