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

GSEF

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

GSEW

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


Two Teams Competing for a Half-million Prize

Two European teams are competing for the first Metalysis–ESA Grand Challenge worth €500 000 rewarding innovation that will support space exploration. The ESA Grand Challenge is part of the Agency’s Space 4.0 commitment to competitions that cre...
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Watch again the GSEF 19

Introducing the Global Space Economic ForumThe second Global Space Economic Forum was held at the New Space Economy European Expoforum in Rome in December 2019. Eric Morel de Westgaver, ESA Director of Industry, Procurement and Legal Services, a...
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Interview with Eric Morel de Westgaver on Europe's space economy

Eric Morel de Westgaver, ESA Director of Industry, Procurement and Legal Services was interviewed at the New Space Economy Expoforum in Rome in December 2019. He talked about rapid growth in the space ecosystem and how investment in space brings solu...
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Global Space Economic Forum: Space Creates Value

ESA’s second Global Space Economic Forum (GSEF) was held in the framework of the New Space Economy Expoforum (NSE) in Rome on 11 December 2019. More than 25 speakers from industry and institutions could exchange ideas on global challenges and inno...
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Kick off of Metalysis – ESA Grand Challenge: the Race to Mine Space

On 11 December, during the Global Space Economic Forum, ESA together with Metalysis officially kicked off the first ESA Grand Challenge. Metalysis’ CEO, Ray Power announced the competition on during the event. The competing teams – jointly s...
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ESA at the New Space Economy European Expoforum

From 10 to 12 December, ESA organised a special programme of events at the New Space Economy European Expoforum (NSE) in Rome, Italy. Organised in collaboration with Space Foundation, NSE Expo Forum created an opportunity for existing and new indust...
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