The NoR call aims to support research, development and pre-commercial users to innovate their working practices, moving from a data download paradigm towards a ‘bring the user to the data’ paradigm, considered essential for maintaining competitiveness of European data exploitation. The NoR Discovery Portal provides an ever increasing portfolio of innovative operational platform and cloud services operated by actors from participating countries¹. Usage of these resources shall accelerate the achievement of scientific goals and the sharing of the results, or to approach the digital information market quicker and in an easier sustainable way.
The NoR will provide successful applicants with a voucher for the selected services, allowing free-at-point-of-use consumption for research, product development and up to pre-commercial demonstration. Vouchers must not be used to support any commercial revenue flows.
Please check your eligibility for receiving of vouchers and your commitment of deliverables required from successful applicants:
The proposals will be reviewed by a panel of reviewers who will assess the merits of the proposed project against the following evaluation criteria:
- eligibility and priority of the applicant;
- accordance with the specific objectives of the opportunity;
- merits of the proposed projects and probability of follow-on;
- appropriate and cost-efficient use of granted resources.
ESA reserves the right to propose sponsoring of alternative resources for successful applicants, if these are considered to be a better use of ESA funds.
The applicant will be informed by email with the outcome of the evaluation (acceptance/rejection or request for modifications).
ESA reserves the right to sponsor a proposal only partially or to reject a sponsorship request without further justification.
Explore the Discovery Portal to see the listing of services and to begin the sponsorship request.