Who can apply?

Applicants with innovative ideas* that require satellite communications within the area of coverage of SATLAS' satellites, with a view to verify the viability of their technical and business models.

Please note that applicants are not required to have experience with ESA ARTES programme.

How to apply?

SATLAS Call for Ideas ended on June 4th, 2016. If you want to know more about our application process, please check the following documents:

Strategyzer.com Business Model Canvas (CC BY-SA 3.0), is a simple tool that allows an Innovator to formalize the main elements of its Idea and if they are connected between each other.

A short video can be found in Strategyzer.com YouTube channel under the title “Business Model Canvas Explained.”

As explained by the video, the Business Model Canvas uses Nine Building Blocks, which are:

  1. Customer Segments: it is composed of customers addressed by the product/service. For example, Broadband Consumer, VoIP Small Business, M2M Enterprise. A short video explaining this Block can be found in Udacity’s YouTube channel under the title “Business Model Canvas Introduction - How to Build a Startup.”
  2. Value Proposition: it is what each Customer Segment finds valuable to a point they are willing to pay for. For example, the SaToolBox VPN and Filesharing functionalities. A short video explaining this Block can be found in Udacity’s YouTube channel under the title “Value Proposition - How to Build a Startup.”
  3. Revenue Streams: it is the amount of expected revenue for each of the Customer Segments. For example, annual revenues of EUR 100,000 from M2M Enterprise. A short video explaining this Block can be found in Udacity’s YouTube channel under the title “Business Model Canvas Revenue Streams - How to Build a Startup.”
  4. Channels: it is composed of all the means by which the Idea Innovator plans to reach its Customer Segments; e.g. online store, physical store or reseller. A short video explaining this Block can be found in Udacity’s YouTube channel under the title “Business Model Canvas Channels - How to Build a Startup.”
  5. Customer Relationships: it is composed of the resources (time and money) used to keep in contact with the Customer Segments. For example, if the Idea Innovator has to attend an annual agricultural conference, which one and what are the resources required. A short video explaining this Block can be found in Udacity’s YouTube under the title “BMC Customer Relationships - How to Build a Startup.”
  6. Key Partners: it is composed of all the partners required to provide the Value Proposition to each of the Customer Segments. For example, an Innovator could partner with a specialized company for installation services. A short video explaining this Block can be found in Udacity’s YouTube channel under the title “Business Model Canvas Key Partners - How to Build a Startup.”
  7. Key Activities: it is composed of all the tasks that the Idea Innovator requires to deliver its Value Proposition to each of the Customer Segments. For example, customers support for a Broadband Consumer or comply with Service Level Agreements with an M2M Enterprise. A short video explaining this Block can be found in Udacity’s YouTube channel “Business Model Canvas Key Activities - How to Build a Startup.”                         
  8. Key Resources: it is composed of the Key Resources needed to deliver the Value Proposition to the Customer Segments. For example, the relevant experience of the Innovator’s team, or the Technology Readiness Level of the Idea. A short video explaining this Block can be found in Udacity’s YouTube channel under the title “Business Model Canvas Key Resources - How to Build a Startup.”
  9. Cost Structure: it is composed of the costs required for delivering the Value Proposition to each of the Customer Segments. For example, an initial investment in infrastructure of EUR 50,000, with running costs of EUR 10,000 per year. A short video explaining this Block can be found in Udacity’s YouTube channel under the title “Business Model Canvas Costs - How to Build a Startup.”

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* We consider an idea innovative if it has a Technology Readiness Level/Service Readiness Level of up to 5, included. For more information, please consult the following link.