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 registration closes one month before the start of the first module. The final registration deadline for the upcoming programme is on February 13, 2022.

The upcoming programme takes place on:

  • Pre-programme (for all participants that are already accepted into the programme): Monthly online workshops and events starting November 23, 2021.
  • Module 1: Explore From March 14th to 18th, 2022, at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.
  • Module 2: Launch From May 31st to June 3rd, 2022, at Nova School of Business and Economics in Portugal.
  • Module 3: Accelerate From October 3rd to 5th, 2022, at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in the Netherlands.
  • Followed directly by the ESA Touchdown on October 6th and 7th 2022 at European Space Research and Technology Centre in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.

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