New Venture Alliances industry-academia matchmaking and collaboration programme

We are glad to share with you the following information regarding Venture Alliances, a new platform that will enable the bridging of knowledge and experience between academia and industry over the next three years, that has begun the recruitment process to link 100 academic researchers and 100 innovation-focused enterprises […]


We are proud to announce that on the 21st of November 2022, SME4SPACE and 20 top public and private organizations executives will sign in Paris, the ESA’s Joint Statement for a Responsible European Space Sector[…]

Survey on workforce and skills in the European space sector

Under the framework of STARS*EU (Space Technology and Research Support EU –, a European Commission-funded project, SME4SPACE and ASD-Eurospace are conducting a survey to assess and analyse the situation of the European space industry workforce, its related skills and how it aligns with the training courses available for future […]

SME4SPACE: Detailed assessment of the impact of the Ukrainian war and the EU sanctions on the European space SMEs

Right after the start of the Russian aggression against Ukraine, SME4SPACE conducted a survey amongst its members to assess the consequences of the war and the European sanctions on SMEs active in the European space industry. This first survey revealed, [..]

SME4SPACE participation in ACCEDE Workshop 2022

Last week, on October 19, CTO of Solar MEMS Technologies, Manuel Rodríguez Halcón participated on behalf of SME4SPACE in a session of ACCEDE 2022 Workshop (Assessment of Commercial Components Enabling Disruptive Space Electronics), that took place in Seville (Spain) from 19th to 21st October. ACCEDE Workshop focus on the topic […]


On 24 and 25 November 2022, ESA is organising a two-day training course about Product Assurance (PA) at ESA/ESTEC (Noordwijk, The Netherlands). Please note that this is an on-site-only course, thus remote participation is not possible. Participation is free of charge, however, travel, meal and accommodation costs will not be […]

Presentation of SME4SPACE & KU Leuven study on European Space SMEs financial viability – IAC 2022 Paris

Presentation of SME4SPACE & KU Leuven study on European Space SMEs financial viability – IAC 2022 in Paris On September 21, during the 4th day of the International Astronautical Congress IAC 2022 in Paris, Prof. Marleen Willekens from KU Leuven and Hans Bracquené, SME4SPACE Chairman, presented the outcome of the […]

Snapshots of SME4SPACE anniversary seminar at ESA Industry Space Days 2022

“11 years of supporting SMEs in Europe’s space industry” Last week, SME4SPACE celebrated its 11th anniversary of incorporation with a great seminar, centred on our SMEs and the space industry community. The session was moderated by SME4SPACE Chairman, Hans Bracquené, and took place in Noordwijk during ESA’s Industry Space Days (ISD) 2022. We […]

ESA & SME4SPACE: contribute to the definition of a Cubesat propulsion Handbook

We are delighted to announce that SME4SPACE has joined forces with ESA, to produce a Handbook with Engineering Guidelines for CubeSat propulsion in consultation with European Industry, Research Institutes and Organisation involved in the technology and main users of the technology. For this reason, SME4SPACE calls all the interested stakeholders […]

SAVE THE DATE | 28 September 2022 |11 years of supporting SMEs in Europe’s space industry

For 10+ 1 years since its incorporation SME4SPACE has been supporting SMEs in the European space industry. To celebrate this anniversary, we are delighted to announce our anniversary event, a seminar held at the ESA Industry Space Days:   “11 years of supporting SMEs in Europe’s space industry”  WHEN: 28 September […]