SESAR Joint Undertaking

Summary

The SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking is an institutionalised European partnership between private and public sector partners set up to accelerate through research and innovation the delivery of the Digital European Sky.

Programme Description

To do so, it is harnessing, developing and accelerating the take-up of the most cutting-edge technological solutions to manage conventional aircraft, drones, air taxis and vehicles flying at higher altitudes.

Thematic Categories

  • Information Technology
  • Other Thematic Category
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation
  • Transport

Eligibility for Participation

  • Private Bodies
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • State-owned Enterprises

Call Opening Date

01/01/2021

Call Closing Date

31/12/2027

EU Contact Point

Programme/Sub-programme/Plan Calls
  • Fundamental Science and Outreach for Capacity-on-demand and Dynamic Airspace

    Opened

    Code: 21222 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-ER-01-WA1-2 | Programme name: SESAR Joint Undertaking | Start submission calls: 07/04/2022 | End submission calls: 13/10/2022

    The SESAR 3 JU has identified the following innovative research elements that could be used to achieve the expected outcomes. proposals for work on areas other than those listed below are welcome, provided they include adequate background and justification to ensure clear traceability with the R&I needs set out in the SRIA for the capacity on demand and dynamic airspace flagship.

  • ATM application-oriented Research for Artificial Intelligence (AI) for aviation

    Opened

    Code: 21219 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-ER-01-WA2-8 | Programme name: SESAR Joint Undertaking | Start submission calls: 07/04/2022 | End submission calls: 13/10/2022

    The SESAR 3 JU has identified the following innovative research elements that could be used to achieve the expected outcomes. The list is not intended to be prescriptive; proposals for work on areas other than those listed below are welcome, provided they include adequate background and justification to ensure clear traceability with the R&I needs set out in the SRIA for the AI for aviation flagship.

  • Fundamental Science and Outreach for U-space and Urban Air Mobility

    Opened

    Code: 21212 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-ER-01-WA1-3 | Programme name: SESAR Joint Undertaking | Start submission calls: 07/04/2022 | End submission calls: 13/10/2022

    The SESAR 3 JU has identified the following innovative research elements that could be used to achieve the expected outcomes. proposals for work on areas other than those listed below are welcome, provided they include adequate background and justification to ensure clear traceability with the R&I needs set out in the SRIA for the U-space and UAM flagship.

  • ATM application-oriented Research for Air-Ground Integration and Autonomy

    Opened

    Code: 21197 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-ER-01-WA2-2 | Programme name: SESAR Joint Undertaking | Start submission calls: 07/04/2022 | End submission calls: 13/10/2022

    The SESAR 3 JU has identified the following innovative research elements that could be used to achieve the expected outcomes. The list is not intended to be prescriptive; proposals for work on areas other than those listed below are welcome, provided they include adequate background and justification to ensure clear traceability with the R&I needs set out in the SRIA for the air–ground integration and autonomy flagship.

  • Fundamental Science and Outreach for Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Aviation

    Opened

    Code: 21194 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-ER-01-WA1-7 | Programme name: SESAR Joint Undertaking | Start submission calls: 07/04/2022 | End submission calls: 13/10/2022

    The SESAR 3 JU has identified the following innovative research elements that could be used to achieve the expected outcomes. Proposals for work on areas other than those listed below are welcome, provided they include adequate background and justification to ensure clear traceability with the R&I needs set out in the SRIA for the AI for aviation flagship.

  • ATM application-oriented Research for Capacity-on-demand and Dynamic Airspace

    Opened

    Code: 21191 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-ER-01-WA2-3 | Programme name: SESAR Joint Undertaking | Start submission calls: 07/04/2022 | End submission calls: 13/10/2022

    The SESAR 3 JU has identified the following innovative research elements that could be used to achieve the expected outcomes. proposals for work on areas other than those listed below are welcome, provided they include adequate background and justification to ensure clear traceability with the R&I needs set out in the SRIA for the capacity on demand and dynamic airspace flagship.

  • Fundamental Science and Outreach for Aviation Green Deal

    Opened

    Code: 21186 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-ER-01-WA1-6 | Programme name: SESAR Joint Undertaking | Start submission calls: 07/04/2022 | End submission calls: 13/10/2022

    The SESAR 3 JU has identified the following innovative research elements that could be used to achieve the expected outcomes. Proposals for work on areas other than those listed below are welcome, provided they include adequate background and justification to ensure clear traceability with the R&I needs set out in the SRIA for the aviation Green Deal flagship.

  • Industrial Research & Validation for Air-Ground Integration and Autonomy

    Opened

    Code: 21184 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-IR-01-WA3-2 | Programme name: SESAR Joint Undertaking | Start submission calls: 07/04/2022 | End submission calls: 13/10/2022

    The current ATM system and technologies are not designed to allow the accommodation or full integration of an increasing number of new forms of mobility and air vehicles that have a high degree of autonomy and use digital means of communication and navigation. This topic covers the industrial research required for the evolution of technologies and operational concepts in order to address this need.

  • Industrial Research & Validation for Artificial Intelligence for Aviation

    Opened

    Code: 21182 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-IR-01-WA3-4 | Programme name: SESAR Joint Undertaking | Start submission calls: 07/04/2022 | End submission calls: 13/10/2022

    Project results are expected to contribute to the following expected outcomes.

    • Environment.
    • Capacity.
    • Cost-efficiency.
    • Operational efficiency.
    • Safety.
    • Security.

  • ATM application-oriented Research for Virtualisation and Cyber-secure Data Sharing

    Opened

    Code: 21104 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-ER-01-WA2-5 | Programme name: SESAR Joint Undertaking | Start submission calls: 07/04/2022 | End submission calls: 13/10/2022

    Proposals for work on areas other than those listed below are welcome, provided they include adequate background and justification to ensure clear traceability with the R&I needs set out in the SRIA for the virtualisation and cybersecure data-sharing flagship.

  • ATM application-oriented Research for U-space and urban Air Mobility

    Opened

    Code: 21101 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-ER-01-WA2-4 | Programme name: SESAR Joint Undertaking | Start submission calls: 07/04/2022 | End submission calls: 13/10/2022

    Proposals for work on areas other than those listed below are welcome, provided they include adequate background and justification to ensure clear traceability with the R&I needs set out in the SRIA for the U-space and UAM flagship.

  • Fundamental Science and Outreach for Civil/military Interoperability and Coordination

    Opened

    Code: 21099 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-ER-01-WA1-8 | Programme name: SESAR Joint Undertaking | Start submission calls: 07/04/2022 | End submission calls: 13/10/2022

    Proposals for work on areas other than those listed below are welcome, provided they include adequate background and justification to ensure clear traceability with the R&I needs set out in the SRIA for the civil–military interoperability and coordination flagship.

  • Knowledge Transfer Network

    Opened

    Code: 21096 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-ER-01-WA3-1 | Programme name: SESAR Joint Undertaking | Start submission calls: 07/04/2022 | End submission calls: 13/10/2022

  • ATM application-oriented Research for Aviation Green Deal

    Opened

    Code: 21093 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-ER-01-WA2-7 | Programme name: SESAR Joint Undertaking | Start submission calls: 07/04/2022 | End submission calls: 13/10/2022

    Proposals for work on areas other than those listed below are welcome, provided they include adequate background and justification to ensure clear traceability with the R&I needs set out in the SRIA for the aviation green deal flagship.

  • Fundamental Science and Outreach for Multimodality and Passenger Experience

    Opened

    Code: 21088 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-ER-01-WA1-5 | Programme name: SESAR Joint Undertaking | Start submission calls: 07/04/2022 | End submission calls: 13/10/2022

    Proposals for work on areas other than those listed below are welcome, provided they include adequate background and justification to ensure clear traceability with the R&I needs set out in the SRIA for the multimodality and passenger experience flagship.

  • Fundamental Science and Outreach for Connected and Automated ATM

    Opened

    Code: 21083 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-ER-01-WA1-1 | Programme name: SESAR Joint Undertaking | Start submission calls: 07/04/2022 | End submission calls: 13/10/2022

    The SESAR 3 JU has identified the following innovative research elements that could be used to achieve the expected outcomes. proposals for work on areas other than those listed below are welcome, provided they include adequate background and justification to ensure clear traceability with the R&I needs set out in the SRIA for the connected and automated ATM flagship.

  • Industrial Research & Validation for Master Plan Phase C Civil-military Interoperability & Coordination

    Opened

    Code: 21080 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-IR-01-WA6-4 | Programme name: SESAR Joint Undertaking | Start submission calls: 07/04/2022 | End submission calls: 13/10/2022

    The key objective of this topic is to achieve TRL6 maturity level for civil–military objectives under phase C of the ATM Master Plan 2020, supporting higher levels of civil–military coordination and interoperability.

    • Environment.
    • Capacity.
    • Security.
    • Cost-efficiency.
    • Civil–military coordination.

  • Industrial Research & Validation for Master Plan Phase C Capacity-on-Demand and Dynamic Airspace

    Opened

    Code: 21076 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-IR-01-WA6-3 | Programme name: SESAR Joint Undertaking | Start submission calls: 07/04/2022 | End submission calls: 13/10/2022

    The key objective of this topic is to achieve TRL6 maturity level for solutions under phase C of the ATM Master Plan 2020 relating to capacity on demand and dynamic airspace management.

    • Capacity.
    • Safety.
    • Efficiency.
    • Cost-efficiency.
    • Predictability.
    • Flexibility.

  • Fast Track Innovation and Uptake Artificial Intelligence for Aviation

    Opened

    Code: 21073 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-IR-01-WA5-4 | Programme name: SESAR Joint Undertaking | Start submission calls: 07/04/2022 | End submission calls: 13/10/2022

    Project results are expected to contribute to the following expected outcomes.

    • Environment.
    • Capacity.
    • Cost-efficiency.
    • Operational efficiency.
    • Safety.
    • Security.

  • Industrial Research & Validation for Civil-military Interoperability & Coordination

    Opened

    Code: 21069 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-IR-01-WA3-5 | Programme name: SESAR Joint Undertaking | Start submission calls: 07/04/2022 | End submission calls: 13/10/2022

    Project results are expected to contribute to the following expected outcomes.

    • Environment.
    • Capacity.
    • Operational efficiency.
    • Security.
    • Civil–military coordination.

  • Performance Management & Network impact Assessment

    Opened

    Code: 21066 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-IR-01-WA1-1 | Programme name: SESAR Joint Undertaking | Start submission calls: 07/04/2022 | End submission calls: 13/10/2022

    The SESAR performance management process steers the overall R&I work, with reference to the SESAR performance ambitions specified in the European ATM Master Plan. The SESAR performance management process reconciles and maps the performance assessments and results delivered by the R&I projects with the SESAR performance ambitions. It also ensures aggregating these results through the simulation of the relevant SESAR Solutions with the dual objective of delivering an ECAC-wide performance view and supporting for deployment, the development of the Master Plan level 3 implementation objectives based on these aggregated performance simulation results.

  • Industrial Research & Validation for Master Plan Phase C Air-ground Integration and Autonomy

    Opened

    Code: 21042 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-IR-01-WA6-2 | Programme name: SESAR Joint Undertaking | Start submission calls: 07/04/2022 | End submission calls: 13/10/2022

    This topic covers the industrial research required to achieve TRL6 maturity level for the evolution of the air – ground communication infrastructure, supporting technologies and operational concepts, as expected in phase C of the European ATM Master Plan 2020.

  • Industrial Research & Validation for Capacity-on-Demand and Dynamic Airspace

    Opened

    Code: 21039 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-IR-01-WA3-3 | Programme name: SESAR Joint Undertaking | Start submission calls: 07/04/2022 | End submission calls: 13/10/2022

    This topic covers the industrial research required in support of the scalable capacity concept, which requires agility and flexibility in providing capacity where and when it is needed, particularly to maximise the use and performance of limited resources (i.e. airspace and ATCOs). It includes both an increase in the volume of air traffic that can be safely managed per volume of airspace and increased flexibility in the allocation of the controller workforce to offer ATC capacity where it is needed through the virtualisation of ATC provision.

  • Master Planning & Monitoring

    Opened

    Code: 21017 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-IR-01-WA1-2 | Programme name: SESAR Joint Undertaking | Start submission calls: 07/04/2022 | End submission calls: 13/10/2022

    The ATM Master Plan consists of three levels: level 1, executive point of view. Level 2, development planning and reporting. and level 3, development planning and reporting. The main design project will focus on supporting the SESAR 3 JV for the design and reporting of installation activities in both industrialization and implementation. The scope could be extended to support JU SESAR 3 in the information campaign of the European ATM 2020 Level 1 master plan, if it is decided to do so.

  • Fast Track Innovation and Uptake Virtualisation and Cybersecure Data-Sharing

    Opened

    Code: 21013 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-IR-01-WA5-2 | Programme name: SESAR Joint Undertaking | Start submission calls: 07/04/2022 | End submission calls: 13/10/2022

    Project results are expected to contribute to the following expected outcomes.

    • Environment. Improved sectorisation will ensure more efficient flight routes and more optimal profiles and reduce delays at network level. At local level, requirements in respect of equipment and therefore power supply and cooling will be reduced.
    • Capacity. Flexibility of sector-shifting to adapt to traffic demand and make best use of capacity at network level.
    • Cost-efficiency. Potential reduction in infrastructure and the possible creation of competition between future data suppliers, which would reduce costs.
    • Safety. Safety levels will be maintained, since virtualisation will have no impact on them.

  • Industrial Research & Validation for Connected and Automated ATM

    Opened

    Code: 21009 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-IR-01-WA3-1 | Programme name: SESAR Joint Undertaking | Start submission calls: 07/04/2022 | End submission calls: 13/10/2022

    This topic addresses the research needed to achieve automation level 4 (high automation) across the European ATC platforms. This high level of automation supports the human operator in information acquisition and exchange, information analysis, action selection and action implementation for all tasks/functions. Automation can also initiate action for most tasks.

  • Industrial Research & Validation for Aviation Green Deal

    Opened

    Code: 21003 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-IR-01-WA2-1 | Programme name: SESAR Joint Undertaking | Start submission calls: 07/04/2022 | End submission calls: 13/10/2022

    Environment. The proposed concept will open the door to a better understanding of the climate impact of non-CO2 emissions, especially vis-a vis the trade-off with CO2. It will also make it possible to mitigate part of the non-CO2 impact by effectively tackling contrail formation.
    Capacity. A high level of automation will make it possible to introduce the proposed concepts without a negative impact on capacity.
    Safety. The development of adequate system support for the new concepts, based on a high level of automation and their validation in an operational environment, will guarantee that safety levels are either maintained or increased.

  • Fast Track Innovation and Uptake U-space and Urban Air Mobility

    Opened

    Code: 21000 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-IR-01-WA4-1 | Programme name: SESAR Joint Undertaking | Start submission calls: 07/04/2022 | End submission calls: 13/10/2022

    U-space provides an unparalleled opportunity to experiment, test and validate some of the key architectural principles and technology enablers of the future digital European sky before incorporating them into the broader ATM ecosystem.
    This topic is designed to accelerate the development of high-risk, high-gain projects with a view to shortening the time to market for disruptive and highly innovative solutions.

  • Fast Track Innovation and Uptake Multi-modality and Passenger Experience

    Opened

    Code: 20984 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-IR-01-WA5-3 | Programme name: SESAR Joint Undertaking | Start submission calls: 07/04/2022 | End submission calls: 13/10/2022

    Project results are expected to contribute to the following expected outcomes.

    • Environment.
    • Passenger experience.
    • Capacity.
    • Cost-efficiency.
    • Operational efficiency.
    • Safety.

  • Fast Track Innovation and Uptake Capacity-on-Demand and Dynamic Airspace

    Opened

    Code: 20976 | Identifier Code: HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-IR-01-WA5-1 | Programme name: SESAR Joint Undertaking | Start submission calls: 07/04/2022 | End submission calls: 13/10/2022

    The introduction of dynamicity in the management of airspace and the capacity-on-demand service will unlock performance benefits in the following areas.

    • Environment.
    • Capacity.
    • Cost-efficiency.
    • Operational
    • Efficiency
    • Safety.

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