European Space Technology Harmonisation

European Space Technology Harmonisation Process is designed and led by ESA to achieve better coordinated space technology R&D activities among all European actors, with the ‘filling of strategic gaps’ and the ‘minimising of unnecessary duplications’ as major objectives. The process is developed in a first mapping and a following roadmapping phase; every year 8/10 topics are foreseen to be harmonised by ESA in two cycles. SME4SPACE has the mandate to gather SMEs’ inputs and contributions on technologies to be harmonised. S4S will contribute both in the phase of technologies mapping and for the definition of the technologies roadmaps within the activities of ESA Technology Harmonisation Advisory Group (THAG).

Please read the ESA reference letter for this assignment.

In order to have a brief overview of the Harmonisation process, please refer to the following documents: ESA Harmonisation Process Guidelines and ESA official Harmonisation Brochure.

If you are a SME and you want to participate to this process, please contact us as soon as possible via e-mail (info@sme4space.org). We will provide you all the needed documentation and the information to let you contribute to this activity. Contributions from Space SMEs are really welcome.

Moreover, in order to be kept always informed, please fill in the following dedicated newsletter registration form.

Download the SME4SPACE Harmonisation Brochure to have a clearer idea of what this process consists in.