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ESA Learning Hub: new industry training courses in 2023 open for registration

January 19th, 2023
A number of training courses, workshops and events are open for registration on the ESA Learning Hub.

If you are interested in developing an entrepreneurial project in the space sector, do not miss the opportunities offered by the ESA Learning Hub and sign up for one or more of the following sessions, to be held from the beginning of February to the end of May. Full details and registration links of the single events are available on their respective official webpages.

February 2023

  • Thu, 9 February (10:00-11:30 CET): Webinar with ESA’s Industrial Ombudsman (online)
    During the webinar ESA’s Industrial Ombudsman (IOE) will inform the community about the IOE’s role and competences and will share some lessons learned from past cases with SMEs. Attendees will learn in which cases the Ombudsman can intervene, how to call for support, but also when the IOE cannot provide advice.

  • Tue, 14 February (10:00-12:00 CET): IPR in early ESA Technology Development activities (online)
    During the webinar, the trainer will inform the community about the fundamental principles of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and how ESA deals with IPR in its early technology development activities. The trainer will share some practical examples of IPR from everyday life and how to protect them, and will provide aspects of ESA’s legal basis for dealing with IPR and what to be aware of when reading ESA’s Invitation to Tenders and its draft contracts.

March 2023

  • Tue, 7 March (all day): Software Product Assurance Training for SMEs (on-site at ESTEC)
    This 1-day session at ESA/ESTEC (Noordwijk, NL) will provide participants with an overview of the Software Product Assurance tasks to be performed throughout a project. It introduces aspects of a Software Product Assurance programme and how Software PA is implemented in projects.

  • Wed, 8 March (10:00-12:30 CET): Introduction to the ECSS system (online)
    This half-day webinar introduces the ECSS standardisation system to course participant.

  • Wed, 15 March (10:00-12:00 CET and 14:00-16:30 CET): ECSS discipline E-10 System Engineering (online)
    This webinar introduces the ECSS E-10 discipline.

  • Wed, 22 March (10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:15 CET): ECSS M-branch: Space Project Management (online)
    This webinar introduces the ECSS M-branch as well as a selection of specific M-branch documents.

  • Tue, 28 March (10:00-12:45 CEST): ECSS discipline U-10 Space Debris Mitigation (online)
    This webinar covers the ECSS discipline U-10 Space Debris Mitigation.

  • Wed, 29 March (10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:45 CEST): ECSS discipline E-40 Software Engineering (online)
    This webinar is designed to provide course participants with an understanding of space software engineering and associated standards.

  • Thu, 30 March (all day): EEE Components Procurement: different cost areas and their relevance (on-site at ESTEC)
    This course aim to develop the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills necessary to acquire a good understanding of the pitfalls associated with Electrical, Electromechanical and Electronic (EEE) components procurement and associated costs. It will highlight the kind of impact EEE procurement can have on an initially foreseen project budget and schedule.

  • Thu, 30 March (10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:15 CEST): ECSS discipline Q-80 Software Product Assurance (online)
    This webinar covers the ECSS discipline Q-80 Software Product Assurance.

April 2023

May 2023

  • Tue, 23 May (10:00-12:00 CEST): Compliant Industrial Rates for ESA Projects (online)
    During this webinar participants will learn how to calculate hourly rates and overheads in line with ESA guidelines. In addition, attendees can learn how rates are linked to and used in PSS forms which companies must complete in order to participate in an ESA Invitation to Tender (ITT).

  • Thu, 25 May (10:00-12:00 CEST): Compliant PSS-A Forms for ESA Projects (online)
    The aim of this webinar is to help participants better understand ESA’s PSS forms, enabling them to construct a coherent financial proposal. For those new to ESA, the course gives an introduction to the PSS terminology and demonstrates the links between the costing forms.

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