European start-ups, SMEs and Midcaps invited to submit a request for interest in IRIS² tender

9th June 2023

European start-ups, mid-Caps and SMEs are encouraged to join the Call for Tender on the future European satellite constellation IRIS² (Infrastructure for Resilience, Interconnectivity and Security by Satellite) for the creation of a more innovative and competitive European space sector where new business models will emerge. As such there will be a hybrid IRIS² Info Day held on 15 June in Brussels.

Companies interested in participating in the procurement process of IRIS² or leveraging the capabilities of IRIS² to have its own payloads hosted on the constellation should send an email to by Monday, 12 June, 5pm CET. Places are limited, and on a first-come, first-served basis.

While commercial conditions for participating in the programme still need to be defined, interested companies will receive details on the next steps of the process, without obligating neither party to enter into further agreement.

The European space and telecommunications consortium invited to compete in the tender looks forward to hearing from you.

About IRIS²

On 23 March, the European Commission issued a Call for Tender on the future European satellite constellation that aims to bring a secure and resilient connectivity infrastructure to European governments, businesses and citizens. The IRIS² Regulation and the European Commission are actively leveraging the involvement of European start-ups, SMEs and MidCaps.