Space for Olympic Games | ESA Business Applications

ACTIVITY - Feasibility Study, Demonstration Project

OPENING DATE - 17-10-2022

CLOSING DATE - 31-12-2025


Applications can be submitted anytime.

The Thematic Call for proposals aims at supporting new space-based services for the digital transformation and sustainability of the sport sector, specifically in the organisation, management, and further exploitation of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. It primarily targets the next Games in Europe - Paris 2024 and Milano Cortina 2026, with the ambition of providing services for the future Games as well, ensuring continuity of the sustainability model. 

Both Paris 2024 and Milano Cortina 2026 have committed to deliver net-zero events with a strong engagement of the communities, and these new challenges require investments in innovation, where space can offer ubiquitous information and connectivity in support of a punctual as well as long term perspective. New services are required for the preparation phase before the Games, during the event itself, and in the post-event phase for the most efficient exploitation of the critical infrastructures, the safe and fun engagement of the fans, and the environmental sustainability of the events.

Examples of possible use cases are provided below in the Scope, either focused on a specific edition of the Games, or considered as common to all the future editions.

The topics of interest have been derived after several interactions with key stakeholders of the sector, including:

  • Olympic committees (e.g. Paris 2024, Infrastrutture per Milano Cortina 2026, Fondazione Milano Cortina 2026);
  • other sports Federations (e.g. Italian Taekwondo Federation);
  • partners of the Olympic Games (e.g. Atos and Omega);
  • innovation hubs for acceleration of technology uptake in the sport industry: European Platform for the Sport Innovation EPSI, Global Sport Innovation Centre GSIC)

Find out more on the ESA site