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Measuring the Space Economy [Oct/2019]

Since Space is not recognised as a category in international standards of industrial classification, worldwide national space statistics differ in definition, coverage and methodology, generating a lack of international comparability. The structure o...
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The socio-economic impact of space activities [Oct/2019]

Space activities and capabilities fuel industrial competitiveness, economic growth and innovation and are today essential to the European economy, reaching well beyond the aerospace sector. As space becomes more integrated into the daily lives of ci...
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Creating value [Oct/2019]

Creation of value means ESA shaping and setting the conditions for the future technological and market opportunities to drive sustainable growth. Creation of value means also the Agency contributing to activities that turn space research into success...
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Space cybersecurity for smart cities [May/2019]

On 29 May 2019, the second Global Space Economic Workshop on ‘Space Cybersecurity for Smart Cities’ took place in Brindisi, Italy. More than 180 high-level representatives of space and non-space companies and institutions attended the GSEW@ITALY ...
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Challenges of future urban settlements on the Moon and Mars [May/2019]

On 13 May, Kedge Business and Design School with ESA and France’s national space Agency, CNES, held the second Global Space Economic Workshop on space habitat in Marseille, France. The Global Space Economic Workshop, or GSEW, brought together leade...
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Space workshops to power urban innovation [Apr/2019]

In May, two workshops organised with the help of ESA, will foster industrial collaboration between space and non-space-based industry to boost urban innovation. The two events, one in Marseille, France, on 13 May, and the other in Brindisi, Italy, on...
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Last chance to join the competition [Mar/2019]

The closing date for applications to join the Metalysis–ESA Grand Challenge and win half a million euros is 1 April. If your company is devising process-monitoring systems, your technology could go to space. ESA with UK company Metalysis, la...
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Compete in a lunar economy [Jan/2019]

Sign up to the Metalysis–ESA Grand Challenge worth €500 000 rewarding innovation that helps us to explore space. As ESA and other agencies prepare to send humans back to the Moon – this time to stay – technologies that ...
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ESA at Station F: looking for applications to the first Grand Challenge [Nov/2018]

On 10 December, ESA and Metalysis will present a Grand Challenge initiative worth €500 000 to a community of startups and innovators in Paris, France. During this unique event, participants can find out all about the ESA Grand Challenge i...
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Interview with Vincent Bastide on construction [Oct/2018]

This week the GSEW team interviewed Vincent Bastide who shared his ideas and views on future trends in construction. He is Communications Chief Digital Officer, in charge of Digital, Social Media & e-Reputation Management at Saint-Gobain Group...
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ESA Global Space Economic Forum [Oct/2018]

ESA’s first Global Space Economic Forum was held at ESA's ESTEC technology centre in Noordwijk, the Netherlands on 10 October 2018. More than 110 speakers and leaders from industry and institutions could exchange ideas on global challenges a...
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The Moon Race: Pioneering Sustainable Lunar Exploration [Oct/2018]

The Moon Race was launched on 1 October at the International Astronautical Congress 2018 in Bremen. This competition is aimed at teams worldwide including start-ups and new ventures eager to bring their technologies to the Moon surface. It in...
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