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A new bird in the nest of ESA_Lab [Mar/2021]

The inauguration of ESA's cooperation with Polish Kozminski University under the "ESA Lab" platform took place on 19 February 2021. This broadens ESA's research and educational facilities in cooperation with European universities and research c...
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ESA_Lab@PoliBa: De’ remi facemmo ali [Mar/2021]

Politecnico di Bari (PoliBa) is an Italian public university located in Bari (Apulia) and dedicated to Engineering and Architecture subjects. Resembling its Dantesque motto: “De’ remi facemmo ali” (“we turned our oars to wings”, Infer...
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OECD's analysis of the impacts of Covid-19 on the Space industry [Feb/2021]

In October 2020, Claire Jolly, Head of the OECD Space Forum gave a virtual presentation on “The Impacts of COVID-19 on the Space industry” to ESA.She explained how the crisis exposed some of the space sector’s structural vulnerabilities a...
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The day after tomorrow: Post-crisis scenarios for the space industry [Feb/2021]

In October 2020, Steve Bochinger, Euroconsult’s Chief Operating Officer, presented “The day after tomorrow: Post-crisis scenarios for the space industry” to ESA.The purpose of this presentation was to give a pre-crisis overview of the spa...
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The socio-economic value of satellite Earth observations: huge, yet to be measured [Feb/2021]

Earth Observation satellites collect important streamlined data able to provide information on various geophysical variables. This niche technology has evolved over time to become part of an evidence-based process supporting public policy decis...
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Resilience of the space sector to the Covid-19 crisis [Feb/2021]

In October 2020, Luigi Scatteia, PwC’s Space Practice Leader gave a virtual presentation of the study “Resilience of the space sector to the Covid-19 crisis – Overview and comparison to other selected industrial sectors” to ESA.The purp...
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Financing space: options for SMEs and midcaps in Europe [Jan/2021]

11 February 2021, 14:00-16:30An up-to-date overview of financial instruments to fuel growth for ESA’s ecosystem of SMEs and midcaps.European space start-ups, SMEs and even midcaps have a problematic access to risk finance and loans needed to fuel t...
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Discussing impact assessment of Big Science projects during the FCC Week [Dec/2020]

In June 2019, a workshop on the “Economics of Science” was held in Brussels during the Future Circular Collider Week (FCC Week) organised by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). The purpose of the meeting was to exchang...
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ESA and Metalysis Organised the First Grand Challenge Midterm Workshop [Nov/2020]

On November 9 and 10, ESA together with Metalysis organised an online workshop part of the Grand Challenge launched last December. The Metalysis – ESA Grand Challenge worth €500 000 and sponsored by UK’s Metalysis, will reward new miniatur...
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Value created by ESA's planetary defence initiative and Hera asteroid deflection mission [Oct/2020]

In view of preparing Space 19+ and in order to inform decision makers on the impact of their investment on the European economy and society, ESA has conducted several studies to assess the socio-economic benefits of its programmes.One of these ...
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A closer look at the European Commission’s Guide to Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment Projects [Sep/2020]

In December 2014, the European Commission published a “Guide to Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment Projects” that aims to provide decision-makers with an analytical tool to assess investment decisions and evaluate their impact. These guide...
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Value created by ESA's Space Systems for Safety and Security (4S) [Aug/2020]

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 evaluate...
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