Launch of the Space Career Launchpad

Launch of the Space Career Launchpad We are excited to announce the launch of the Space Career Launchpad, the latest initiative by the European Commissionโ€™s Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space (DG DEFIS). The Space Career Launchpad is designed to facilitate internships and employment opportunities for university students and recent […]

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Our Chairman, Hans Bracquenรฉ, will be among the panellists of this session bringing the views, the concerns and the challenges of the European SMEs and Start-ups with reference to different topics such as Building Sovereignty, Competitiveness, Collaboration and Integration, Policy and Regulation of the European Space sector. Access to the […]

SME4SPACE signs the ESA Zero Debris Charter

We are proud to announce that Hans Bracquene, SME4SPACE Chairman , was among the distinguished 40 signatories of the ESA Zero Debris Charter. This historic signing occurred todat June 6, 2024 at the ILA Berlin , where more than 40 companies, research centers, and international organisations came together to declare […]

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 Europeโ€™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 […]

Registration is now open for ESA Industry Space Days 2024

Registration is now open for ESAโ€™s Industry Space Days 2024. Join Europeโ€™s largest space innovation B2B meeting event on 18 โ€“ 19 September 2024 at ESTEC (Noordwijk, The Netherlands).

ESA Calls for Proposals on end-to-end solutions contributing IRIS2

At SME4SPACE we are glad to share with you the following opportunities that in our view are one of the first results of our efforts of the last months in asking both ESA and the European Commission to be compliant with the IRIS2 regulation and to foresee and issue this type of calls.

ESA SME FORUM 2024 – Preparatory Meeting

DESCRIPTION The SME Forum is an annual consultation process organised by the ESA SME Office with the support of SME4SPACE, where Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) and their associations are invited to share their views and provide feedback about topics which affect their work with ESA and in the space sector in […]

Job Placement Scheme for SME4SPACE Members

For 2024, SME4SPACE will be responsible to ensure the success and effectiveness of the Job Placement scheme by offering a fixed number of internships through its network of company Members. […]

Digitalisation for commercial space solutions: a joint proposal for the Horizon Europe work programme 2025-2027

The SPACE AISBL (composed of SME4SPACE, Eurospace, ESRE, EASTRO and EASN) is thrilled to announce that after months working with supply chain stakeholders on the identification of key challenges for the European space competitiveness, a preliminary plan for the Globally Competitive Space Systems Co-Programmed European Partnership is being released.