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.

Global Space Markets Challenge

With the ESA Global Space Markets Challenge, eligible start-ups and SMEs have a novel opportunity to present their plans to introduce their space products and/or services to international markets. Six winning companies from the upstream and downstream space sector will benefit from support to access international markets, where their products, applications or services could find potential customers. Learn more about this years' winners!

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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

ESPI Space Venture 2021 – Entrepreneurship and Investment in the European Space Sector

The European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) published its annual Space Venture Europe report, addressing trends of entrepreneurship and private investment in Europe for 2021. In this report, ESPI estimates a record amount invested in European sp...
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ECSECO open for membership registration on its official website –

Before the official launch event on 4 July 2022, the European Centre for Space Economy and Commerce (ECSECO) is launching its website and registration of the members is now open From today onward, individuals professionally invo...
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ESA Centre to develop Europe’s Space Economy and promote commercialisation

Entrepreneurs, fledgling firms and established space companies are to receive a boost with the launch of the European Centre for Space Economy and Commerce. The ESA centre aims to create jobs and prosperity in Europe by fostering a fertile envi...
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