Practical information

Who can participate in the programme?

The programme is aimed at space and non-space professionals (with at least several years of working experience) and entrepreneurs who want to grow their management skills and know-how, who want to understand how the space sectors and space assets offer new business opportunities and offers new business models, and who want to kickstart their career in the space sector.

A good command of English, both in speaking and in writing, is required. Preferably applicants have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent university education. Business education is not required. However, having several years of relevant business experience is considered an asset. You can expect to meet an international, diverse, and multidisciplinary cohort eager to develop new space ventures.

Roles that participants may have include:

  • Tech entrepreneurs
  • Space innovators
  • Space industry professionals
  • Investors
  • Institutional stakeholders
  • Policy makers

Programme dates

The 3rd Edition will start on March 4th 2024 in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

We have now introduced the opportunity for rolling applications so participants can join from either the first or the second module. The enrolment deadline for Module 1 is February 4th and for Module 2 is April 28th, so 1 month prior to the start of the module.

The upcoming programme takes place on:

  • Module 1: Explore From March 4th to 8th, 2024, at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.
  • Module 2: Launch From May 27th to 31st, 2024, at Nova School of Business and Economics in Portugal.
  • Module 3: Accelerate – From October 7th to 9th at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in the Netherlands.
  • Followed directly by the ESA Touchdown – From October 10th to 11th at European Space Research and Technology Centre in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.

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