Austrian Space Applications Programme

ASAP

Space technologies are a worldwide market with dynamic growth. Therefore they are very interesting and important for Austria. To support Austrian science and industry to increase their importance in this market, the Austrian Space Applications Programme was initiated, based on a recommendation of the Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development.

Details

Program Owner / Sponsor BMVIT - Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie
Topic
Aeronautics and Space
Funding instrument
Scope
national
international
Partner Not required
Submission Einreichung nach Ausschreibungs-Prinzip
FFG-Area
Aeronautics and Space Agency
What is being funded - individual project of industrial research - cooperative projects in industrial research and experimental development - oriented basic research - exploratory projects
Availability from 01.01.2002 - constantly

The Austrian Space Applications Programme ASAP was initiated by the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology in 2002. It is a bottom-up research funding programme targeted at space science, technology and applications. The programme should enable bilateral cooperation, support scientific participation in ESA and bilateral projects and complement development in the application domain. It also aims at promoting interesting technology niches in Austria. The Austrian Space Applciations Programme addresses Austrian and international sceintists, scientific institutions, industrial enterprises and other companies, including SMEs located in Austria.

Through ASAP Austrian research institutions as well as commercial enterprises have been supported in their efforts in conducting space science and exploration projects, and in developing space technologies, products and services.

The programme elements "Scientifc Excellence", "Economic Benefits" and "Benefits for Society" are affected by the main objectives of the Austrian Space Applications Programme.

  • Development of scientific instruments for European and international space missions
  • Building new scientific skills within the scope of space missions
  • Development of innovative technologies, products and processes
  • Diffusion of space technologies in other sectors
  • Utilisation of space technology for further applications like navigation, telecommunication, Earth observation and integrated applications
  • Use the potential of space based applications to contribute solutions to the great challenges of our future

Furthermore, the Austrian Space Applications Programme on the one hand aims at building national and international networks through multi- and bilateral projects and on the other hand at increasing user communities of space technology.

Description of the target group:
Companies, research institutions, universities

Contact

Mag. Ludwig Hofer
Mag. Ludwig Hofer

T +43 5 7755 3301
ludwig.hofer@ffg.at
Dr. Thomas Geist
Dr. Thomas Geist

T +43 5 7755 3310
thomas.geist@ffg.at