In the wake of the NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS), a disruptive commercial approach to space has emerged. Commonly called "New-Space", this sectorial dynamic has been steadily emerging in Europe until the point where in 2019 the total private Space investment reached €188M. An examination of European Space start-ups has revealed strong developments and technological innovation interwined with a widespread European geographical distribution.


This ESPI Report provides an in-depth investigation of the evolution of Europe entrepreneurship environemnt and start-up dynamics. Space Venture shed light on specific new tendencies and developments:

  • Key metrics and trends
  • Principal goals and neeeds of European space start-ups
  • The new role of public agencies in European "New-Space"

To do so, the report uses a proprietary private investment database and a survey undertaken end of 2019. With over 100 responses, the survey offers a broad range and extensive sample offering unique insights in this sectorial dynamic.

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