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. Take part in the competition, apply now!

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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

Copernicus Sentinel data supporting the pulp and paper industry in Portugal

The European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC) aims to gather quantitative evidence that the usage of Copernicus Sentinel data provides an effective and convenient support to various market applications. Over 20 case studies have ...
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Entrepreneurship and private investment trends in the European space sector in 2020

In view of profound changes of the space activities’ landscape, the European Space Policy Institute published its annual report “Space Venture Europe” in May 2021, addressing the entrepreneurship and private investment trends in Europe in...
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Global Space Markets Challenge Competition

The Global Space Markets Challenge is a new competition launched by ESA with the operational and technical support of EURISY, a European non-profit association of over 15 national space agencies and other organisations involved in space activit...
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