Yes, there are ESA sponsored accounts available. Go to the Network of resources page and click Submit a request to receive sponsorship for a Platform Service.
Make sure you include the most relevant information:Which services you need (e.g. EDC Sentinel Hub, EDC Batch Processing, etc.)In case access to commercial data is needed (EDC PlanetScope, EDC Airbus Pleiades or EDC Airbus SPOT), state the desired volumeThe planned volume of data uptake (best to reference processing units or sq. km)Desired duration of the access (up to 12 months)Scientifically relevant results planned to result from the exerciseIn case of business exploration activities some plans for long-term sustainability.
Make sure to press Submit at the end of the process.