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


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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ESA_Lab@UCLan: Assessing the public value of ESA programmes

As the world is confronted with challenges from a triple crisis (health, economic and climate), the past years of progress to reduce social inequality and improve global cooperation are threatened. Now, more than ever, international organisatio...
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Call for participants: OECD's initiative on the value and sustainability of space-based infrastructure

The OECD Space Forum is undertaking in 2021 a ground-breaking project to examine the value and sustainability of space-based infrastructure with 11 space agencies / administrations. To that end, OECD is inviting selected universities and resear...
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Financing SMEs: options for SMEs and Midcaps in Europe

Beginning of 2021, representatives of ESA, EC, European Investment Bank and European Investment Fund have announced new initiatives that show a strong will to support the growth of space start-ups, SMEs and mid-caps through innovative funding a...
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