Practical information

Who can participate in the programme?

The programme is aimed at space and non-space professionals 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.

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 programme kick-offs every November at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. The registration closes one month before the start of the first module. This year, the early registration deadline is on October 1st,  and the final registration deadline is on October 24th, 2021.

The upcoming programme takes place on:

  • Module 1: Explore From November 22nd to 26th, 2021, at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.
  • Module 2: Launch From January 25th to 28th, 2022, at Nova School of Business and Economics in Portugal.
  • Module 3: Accelerate From May 30th to June 1st, 2022 at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in the Netherlands.
  • Followed directly by the ESA Touchdown on June 2nd and 3rd at European Space Research and Technology Centre in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.

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