ESA Space Economy

ESA seeks to ensure a sustainable growth of the European space sector and the creation of value to society, from basic research to service development.

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ESA Global Space Economic Forum


The Global Space Economic Forum (GSEF) is the foremost creative platform to interactively discuss space-led innovation opportunities driven by the space economy

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ESA Global Space Economic Workshop


The Global Space Economic Workshop (GSEW) is a framework to bring together leaders from European industry to promote partnerships and collaborations

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ESA Grand Challenge

Grand Challenge

The Grand Challenge is a competition that proposes inspiring goals far from market reach to tackle specific challenges with unconventional and disruptive approaches

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OECD’s analysis of the impacts of Covid-19 on the space industry

In July 2020, the OECD published an article on “The impacts of COVID-19 on the space industry”. It highlights the ever growing importance of space in society, but also shows how the crisis has exposed some of the sector’s weaknesses, and ...
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Watch again the GSEW Online

Replay at this   link Day 1 of the online Global Space Economic Workshop - 'Space and the COVID-19 crisis: Opportunities for industry', recorded on 3 July 2020.Introduced by Eric Morel de Westgaver, ESA Director of Industry, Procuremen...
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A closer look at OECD’s methodology for assessing the scientific and socio-economic impact of research infrastructures

In March 2019, the OECD published a “Framework for assessing the scientific and socio-economic impact of Research Infrastructures”, that aims to provide funding organisations/agencies, decision-makers and Research Infrastructure (RI) manag...
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