SpaceTec Partners assists its clients with management consulting, market development and innovation advisory, as specialists in the space industry.

Our broad array of services includes strategy and technology consulting, communication activities, and interdisciplinary project management mainly for public institutions (e.g. European Commission, European Space Agency, European GNSS Agency, European Parliament, National Ministries, etc.) in the space and space applications domain. SpaceTec Partners further engages in venture capital and provides business coaching for start-ups and SMEs.

SpaceTec’s areas of activity include space (earth observation, navigation, satellite communications, exploration and situational awareness), geo-information, security & defence, transportation & aviation, mobile & mobility, and energy.

SpaceTec Partners is a unique boutique consultancy as its team combines years of consulting craftsmanship with in-depth expertise of the space industry.

The team consists of experienced management and technology consultants with significant space (applications) experience and in-house experts. The strength of SpaceTec lies in its ability to mobilise ad-hoc teams of consultants and experts to tackle specific issues.


on quality

We have the full set of professional consulting methodologies – acquired and tested in practice over many years in consulting and management functions. We validate inputs from different angles in the consulting process which is led by trained professionals. We operate a quality management system to ensure that all of our client deliverables meet highest quality standards.

that work

We deliver sustainable results. We acknowledge that space projects are typically long-term projects – hence we intend to deliver results that acknowledge this challenging temporal perspective in the space domain.

that matters

We provide a balanced blend of technical subject experts and trained consultants adapted to the client’s needs.

and impartial

We have no vested interest in the outcome of our activities other than meeting the client’s objectives. Our team has an international reputation for providing independent and unbiased consultancy services. SpaceTec is not influenced by, has no interest in, nor has any political ties to any government organisation, industrial player or service provider, nor any other particular interest group.

to space and
its ecosystem

We are a dedicated investment and consulting firm focusing on space and its terrestrial applications. We are unique in the sense that we bring together years of craftsmanship with a deep expertise of the space value chain.


SpaceTec’s senior team consists of seven seasoned professionals with years of experience in the space and terrestrial applications arena, both in senior leadership and management consulting roles.

Rainer Horn

Managing Partner

Carla Filotico


Thomas Tanghe


Annekatrien Debien


Felix Rottmann


Florentyna Smith


Christoph Steimer


All our consultants have a solid background in space services, the space industry and space institutions. They have served as employees or consultants to the national and European institutions (European Space Agency, European Commission, European GNSS Agency, National Ministries and Authorities) as well as private companies. Being a multi-national team, SpaceTec has native speakers in English, German, French, Greek, Polish, Italian, Spanish, Romanian and Dutch. The academic background of the team is broad and the team members hold Masters in Law, Engineering, Physics, Economics, Political Sciences, Journalism, Research Methods and Project Management.

Senior Advisors

SpaceTec‘s consulting team is complemented by a number of Advisors with many years of industry & institutional experience.

Dr. Norbert Frischauf

Chief Technologist
Stéphane Ourevitch

Stéphane Ourevitch

Senior Advisor
Bertram Arbesser-Rastburg - Senior Advisor

Bertram Arbesser-Rastburg

Senior Advisor

Alexander Jeuck

Senior Advisor