Reviewing ESA-Industry relationship - Concluding Conference in ESTEC on 29 May

Wednesday, May 09, 2012 4:04:00 PM

During 35 years of working together, ESA and industry have formed a mature relationship, but gradually this relationship has become more complex, and the world has changed. This called for an in-depth review, aimed at simplifying the mature relationship between ESA and space industry, the first steps were through a consultation process with industry.  In spring this year, this consultation has been carried out in a number of workshops at ESA facilities, jointly organised with EUROSPACE and with the involvement of SME4Space. Each workshop dealing with a number of important topics.

The outcomes of these workshops will be presented at the Concluding Conference at ESTEC in Noordwijk on 29 May. More information: http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Industry/SEMUBHHWP0H_0.html

At this conference, ESA’s Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain, Directors and ESA experts will meet with Member State delegates and with space industry CEOs and managers to debate the conclusions of these workshops and find ways forward. The results of these discussions will be presented at ESA’s Ministerial Council in November this year.

Olivier Lemaitre

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