Spark Funding

ESA Spark Funding in the Czech Republic

The goal of the financing initiative Spark Funding is to support and accelerate technology transfer from space to non-space sector, along with product development process acceleration.

  • Spark Funding serves as initial funding in order to foster initial adaptation towards space technology commercialization and market launch. 
  • The challenge is to transfer space technologies such as sensors, materials, electronics (all technology areas are possible) to another industry.
  • Spark Funding supports mainly SMEs and start-ups, as well as research institutions and universities. 
  • The financing may cover costs of the prototyping phase or market launch.
  • Successful applicants will receive 60 000 EUR with no further co-financing required, and they must complete the transfer in 12 months.
  • Multiple Open Calls are launched all around the year.

Find all the important information in the “Invitation to apply” document and others below:

The application starts by submitting “Application Template” (see below) to Should you have any questions, use this email to contact us.

It is highly recommended to consult your project with us prior applying.

Next Open Call application deadline: 31. 3. 2023

See below further information and documentation: