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Digital Transformation and Green Economy

Digital Transformation and Green Economy

This News Item presents an overview of the “Digital Transformation and Green Economy” Thematic Call which will be issued under the ARTES Programme. This Announcement offers the opportunity to companies to bring forward their business proposition, which shall leverage on space and advanced digital green technologies for delivering sustainable solutions. Four themes are proposed under the overall umbrella of this thematic call:

1. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Cloud and Virtualisation;

2. Digital Twins;

3. Sustainable Mobility;

4. Green Value.

Society is currently experiencing a transition in the Digital and Green Economy area, which is revolutionising business models, technology innovation and use, consumption and offering of applications, and sharing of knowledge involving both human and machine spheres.

Digital transformation is defined as the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business resulting in fundamental changes to how businesses operate and how they deliver value to customers, increasing the competitiveness of the industrial sectors, impacting not only the private but also the public sector including agencies and organisations.

Green economy is defined as low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive economy, pursuing knowledge and practices that can lead to more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible decisions and lifestyles, which can help protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations.

Satellite based communications, potentially combined with other space assets, will play a major role in the Digital Transition and Green Economy. Therefore, ESA issues a Thematic Call to support companies in delivering their business propositions.

The Announcement aims at attracting specifically SMEs, New Space and Spin-In Industry, although open to all Industry in ESA Member States participating in the ARTES programme. An Activity Pitch Questionnaire (APQ), based on a template provided by ESA, shall be used as entry point for companies to submit their idea, providing a simplified and single point of access to the ESA ARTES framework. On the basis of the received Pitch, ESA will guide the Industry towards the most suitable programme element.

For more information please visit esa-star.

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