ESA Centre to develop Europe’s Space Economy and promote commercialisation [Jun/2022]
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 environment to promote the development of the space
economy and boost the commercialisation of space in Europe. It will encourage
disruptive innovation and foster partnerships between professionals and
The European Centre for Space Economy and Commerce will be
launched at an event on 4 July that will be livestreamed from the European
Space Policy Institute in Vienna, Austria, where it will be based.
ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher will deliver a keynote
speech, highlighting how promoting commercial investment in space forms part of
his ambitious plans described in ESA’s Agenda 2025. His speech will be followed
by a panel discussion on the development of the space economy and commerce in
The event kicks off activities at the centre, which will
provide a European platform for interdisciplinary debates and research.
Individuals professionally involved in the space economy and
commerce – who share an interest in the development of the space industry in
Europe – will be able to attend conferences and workshops, networking sessions,
working groups, collaborative research, competitions for students, and summer
The centre will welcome members from different professional
backgrounds, including economists, engineers, scientists and lawyers from the
commercial companies, public institutions, international organisations, and
academia. The European Space Policy Institute will support ESA with the
management and secretariat of the centre.
Tune in to ESA WebTV on 4 July from 14:00 to16:00 CEST to
watch this event broadcast live from Vienna. For a link to the livestream,
please email the organisers at email@example.com who will respond within two
working days of the event.