As part of Horizon 2020, European Comission is funding projects dedicated to design solutions for launching light satellites.
What? More precisely solutions of light-satellites launching devices into low-earth orbit, technologically non-dependent, and enabling low-cost launch.
Why? Develop space solutions to better answer global and societal challenges (climate change, disaster management, security threats, ...). It will accompany the envisionned exponential development of light satellites between 2020 and 2025.
Who? All legal entitites (natural or legal persons, including international organisations) from EU Member States.
When? The call was published in June 2018 and will end in June 2021.
More information : http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/space-eicprize-2019.html