CTAO Funding Sources

The CTAO Central Organisation, the CTAO gGmbH, receives contributions from its Shareholders and Associate Members, and CTAO array components are being delivered as in-kind contributions from the CTAO In-Kind Contributors and the CTAO Consortium.

In addition, the CTAO gGmbH has received the following European Union funding:

ESCAPE Project

The CTAO gGmbH was a part of the ESCAPE (The European Science Cluster of Astronomy & Particle Physics ESFRI Research Infrastructures) project, which received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement no. 824064.


The CTA-DEV project received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme ([FP7/2007-2013]) under Grant Agreement no. 676134. CTA-DEV addressed specific topics identified as the main bottlenecks towards the implementation of the CTAO global facility with the purpose to provide to the CTAO Central Organisation member states a legal framework for the preparations of the Observatory, to administer the project management and systems engineering, and to prepare for the deployment of the CTAO facility.

Ongoing and future projects funded under grant agreements:

The CTAO gGmbH collaborates with other institutes in the preparation of EU funded project proposals. Further details will be given on this page after the signature of any new EU grant agreements.