Our programme

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Embark on a stellar learning journey

The programme has been developed by three of Europe’s renowned business schools in collaboration with the European Space Agency. Through their expertise and experience, an effective learning programme has been formed with a wide variety of learning activities.

6-month programme

Experience a 6-month programme with an international curriculum and faculty at inspirational learning venues all over Europe.

Academic and industry experts

Attend in-person modules and online classes with academic and industry experts. Grow a peer network of space industry professionals.

European top business schools

Learn from three European top business schools and the European Space Agency. Have access to space industry experts and decision makers.

Personal Impact Project

Accelerate your own New Space project or work on existing sector challenges through expriential learning.

Visit thriving space ecosystems

Visit three of the most thriving space ecosystems in Switzerland, Portugal and the Netherlands.

Experience the ESA Touchdown

Experience the ESA ecosystem at the European Space Technology and Research Centre.

Course information

The six-month programme consists of three in-class modules in three different European countries. Each module takes on average 50-60 hours to complete (including the time you spend in-class). The first module takes five days in Switzerland, the second module four days in Portugal, and the third module three days. After the third module, the programme is directly followed by a two-day immersion, the ESA Touchdown, in the ESA ecosystem at the European Space Technology and Research Centre. The third module and ESA Touchdown are combined in one five-day visit to the Netherlands, which also marks the graduation of the programme.

During the programme you will work on a personal impact project, which challenges you to directly apply your learnings and make real and relevant impact on your business and role. For your impact project you will be supported by academics and industry experts.

Module 1: Explore Switerland Read more
Module 2: Launch Portugal Read more
Module 3: Accelerate The Netherlands Read more

Module 1: Explore


New Space Economy

Political and Regulatory Frameworks

Up- and Downstream Markets

Business Model Innovation

Module 2: Launch


Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Ideation in Space

Venture Capital

Entrepreneurial Leadership Team Development

Sustainable Development Goals and New Space

Module 3: Accelerate

The Netherlands

Innovation Strategy

Partnerships & Open Innovation

Leadership & Governance

Scaling up Space Businesses

ESA Touchdown

The Netherlands

ESA Space Ecosystem

Connecting with Startups

Presentation Personal Impact Project


Personal impact project

The personal impact project is a key component of the programme. In this project you apply insights from the modules to your own business to have real impact on your organization and your role.

The personal impact project will be started in Module 1 and runs through Module 2 and 3. In between the modules you will continue to work on your project while receiving mentoring and advice from academics and industry experts. You will present your final project during the ESA Touchdown.

Online interaction

Between the modules there will be webinars and other interactive online meetings:

  • To engage you with inspiring guest speakers.
  • To coach you on your personal impact project.
  • To prepare you for upcoming modules through offering mini-masterclasses.

In parallel, you will work on your personal impact project and prepare for the upcoming module through concise video and reading materials (e.g. articles, book chapters and blogs). Overall, the webinars and online events are optional and serve to stay connected with each other and improve the quality of interaction during the modules.

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