Space for urban air mobility

How can we use space-based applications to foster the implementation and safe and secure operation of the next generation of urban mobility?

What is the open innovation challenge?

The European Space Agency (ESA), in collaboration with European cities, is seeking to support the development of innovative space-based applications that foster the implementation and safe and secure operations or Urban Air Mobility (UAM). UAM encompasses air passenger and cargo transportation within the city and at the fringe, with vehicles ranging from small drones to passenger aircrafts.

Areas of focus

  • Delivery of goods
  • Passenger transport
  • Public safety
  • Emergency services
  • Integration into U-Space/air traffic services

Projects will be 100% funded up to €200,000 each.


If you'd like to learn more about this opportunity, there will be a webinar on 10 February 2021. Register for details

This competition will open for applications on 16 February 2020.

Deadline for applications is 30 April 2021.

Next steps

Learn about this challenge on the European Space Agency website