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

Why it is important to keep investing in space during and after the Covid-19 crisis ?

After a very successful Council at Ministerial level in November 2019, demonstrating the willingness of ESA’s Member States to share an ambitious future in space and support Europe’s competitive position in the global space arena, the unpr...
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The Covid Crisis: for European SMEs, this could be a breakthrough opportunity

Interview with Dr. Luca Rossettini, President of AIPAS (space SME industrial association) CEO and Founder of D-Orbit, Expert at the Space Advisory Group of the European Commission, Board member of Confindustria Florence. Q. What is the biggest i...
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Value created by ESA's Clean Space Initiative

In preparation of Space19+ and to inform decision-makers on the impact of their investment on the European economy and society, ESA conducted several studies to assess the socio-economic benefits of its programmes.One of these assessments con...
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