The European Space Agency (Esa) and Torino City Lab have developed an international partnership that includes the testing of 5G satellite technologies in our territory.

Also in this context, there is the new call of ESA Space Solutions, addressed to companies and/or organizations, which are developing / or have already prepared a feasibility study or a demonstration project in the field of "intelligent transport".

The call opens on Thursday, December 10 and closes on February 18, 2021.

As we read from the call:" With the concept of smart cities transmuting into digital societies, Intelligent Transport Systems become the indispensable component for making the life of citizens easy in every facet. In any city, mobility is a key concern; be it going to school, college or office, or for any other purpose, citizens use transport systems to travel within the city. Real-time information is a critical requirement for effective usage and operation of ITS for public transport, logistics management, road and rail operations, and management of major transport hubs".


The following scenarios have been identified as key focus areas:

  • Sustainable and Safe Mobility Based on Advanced Traffic Management Systems
  • Advanced Traveler Advisory System
  • Advanced and Safe Public Transportation System
  • Advanced Rail Transport Management Systems

The proposed ideas must use satellite or space data and 5G technology.

ESA Space Solutions offers funding and support to companies, both for the evaluation of business cases and for the development of new space services related to intelligent transport.

The funding covers more than 50% of the costs. For SMEs up to 80%.

There is an information webinar scheduled on December 10 entitled "5G for Art: Intelligent Transport". You can register at this link.

To read all the information about the call and to apply go to this page.