ESA, SME4SPACE, AKRK Interactive Q&A Session for European Space SMEs at Space Tech Expo Europe 2019

On Wednesday, 20 November (14:00 – 16:00 CET) SMEs are invited to contribute to an interactive session organised by SME4SPACE and AKRK  (German Space SME Association) in cooperation with ESA SME Office. The event will be an opportunity for SMEs to learn and ask questions about the support offered by these associations and ESA SME Office. SMEs will have an opportunity to highlight the kind of support they would like to receive in the future, share their experiences and provide feedback on measures already implemented. The event will take place in K52, just in front of SME4SPACE Booth K30 in the exhibiton area (see the exhibition floor plan).


14:00       How can the SME Associations support you.

  • Hans Bracquené, SME4SPACE Chairman
  • Ernst K. Pfeiffer, AKRK Spokesman

14:30       How the Harmonisation process can help SME technology developments

  • Marco Freire, ESA Harmonisation Team

14:45       How can the ESA SME Office support you.

  • Jens Kauffmann, Head of ESA SME Office

15:00        Open Q&A: SME expectations on support to be received and/or experiences on support received and/or suggestions for improvements and actions

  • SME policy (ESA-policy and individual national policies)
    • Role of SME4SPACE and AKRK
    • Communication, Trainings, Access to ESA-Facilities
    • Technology Developments
    • Contribution to ESA-missions
    • Global Market
    • Financial and Contractual Aspects

15:45       Wrap-up

16:00       Early Cocktail with “Get-Together”

Download the Agenda in pdf