ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE AND FINANCIAL HEALTH OF THE SMEs IN THE EUROPEAN SPACE INDUSTRY

It is widely accepted that SMEs play an important role in the development of a sustainable European space industry. This is underlined by several stakeholders within the industry and by public authorities at the national and international levels. But when these stakeholders are developing a policy to support the crucial role of SMEs one element is still lacking: what do the SMEs actually represent? What is their importance within the overall space sector? SME4SPACE, with the support of the ESA SME office,
therefore decided to start a broad survey to answer this question.

Download the main findings of the study on the economic importance and financial health of the SMEs in the European Space industry.

With the support of ESA SME Office