Documents (page-post)

Annual overview of the economic importance and financial strength of SMEs in the European space industry

Since 2021, SME4SPACE, the representative organisation of SMEs in Europe’s space industry, in collaboration with KU Leuven and the ESA SME Office, has been examining the economic performance and financial health of SMEs in the European space sector, focusing on over 1700 firms. These firms include recipients of funding from […]

Annual Plan 2024

Below you may find the SME4SPACE Annual Plan for 2024 that provides a comprehensive overview of our past efforts and outlines the planned activities for the upcoming year. It includes a detailed summary of each activity and the relevant links for further engagement. The SME4SPACE Annual Plan 2024 is structured […]



SME4SPACE has published its position on the current status of the IRIS² program. In this position paper, SME4SPACE underlines two of the main principles of the EU Regulation for IRIS2: a guaranteed participation of SMEs and the possibility for SMEs to deliver services directly to end-customers. In case you wish […]

Webinar on Legal Aspects of the Consortium Management of ESA Projects

The Webinar will be held by SME4SPACE Chairman, Hans Bracquené, who is a legal counsel with extensive experience in legal aspects of ESA contracts and consortium management.


Insights on SME4SPACE start-up Working Group I April 2023

SME4SPACE recently organised a start-up working group, with the aim of bringing together industry experts, entrepreneurs, and the YEESS Association to discuss the key challenges faced by start-ups and SMEs in the space sector. Hans Bracquené, SME4SPACE Chairman, covered a wide range of relevant topics, with a particular emphasis on […]