The future of the European space sector

Access to finance is a key enabler of entrepreneurship in a European space ecosystem which has seen several transformations and advancements in recent years. The rapid commercialisation of the space industry has driven innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit not only in Europe, but worldwide. These new emerging space start-ups, however, face several challenges when trying to scale. Largely due to gaps in financing across the space value chain and a suboptimal investment landscape.

The European Investment Bank’s report on “The future of the European space sector: How to leverage Europe’s technological leadership and boost investments for space ventures”, produced with the consultancy support of SpaceTec Partners, examines the space venture ecosystem and highlights the critical hurdles that still need to be addressed.

From an analysis of the role of the public sector, to evaluating market maturity and sector risks, this report provides a comprehensive review of the European space sector; identifying gaps, highlighting challenges and providing a number of recommendations and potential policy actions.

Read more in the European Investment Bank’s report on “The future of the European space sector: How to leverage Europe’s technological leadership and boost investments for space ventures” :

http://www.eib.org/en/infocentre/publications/all/the-future-of-the-european-space-sector-report.htm

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