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.

Space Economy Initiatives

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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News from Space Economy

Discussing impact assessment of Big Science projects during the FCC Week

In June 2019, a workshop on the “Economics of Science” was held in Brussels during the Future Circular Collider Week (FCC Week) organised by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). The purpose of the meeting was to exchang...
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ESA and Metalysis Organised the First Grand Challenge Midterm Workshop

On November 9 and 10, ESA together with Metalysis organised an online workshop part of the Grand Challenge launched last December. The Metalysis – ESA Grand Challenge worth €500 000 and sponsored by UK’s Metalysis, will reward new miniatur...
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Value created by ESA's planetary defence initiative and Hera asteroid deflection mission

In view of preparing Space 19+ and in order to inform decision makers on the impact of their investment on the European economy and society, ESA has conducted several studies to assess the socio-economic benefits of its programmes.One of these ...
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