Technologies From Space Exploration

space exploration nereus working groups

The Technologies from Space Exploration (Explo) WG maps and uses research results to make recommendations concerning the use of space exploration technologies in support to regional policy initiatives or end-user applications. It also monitors ongoing activities at EU-level such as communications, consultations, etc. and strives to provide input on behalf of NEREUS members. 


  • Laura Gatti, Thales Alenia Space (Piedmont Region)
  • Piero Messidoro (Piedmont Region)
  • Richard Ambrosi, Reader, Space Science and Instrumentation, University of Leicester (East Midlands)
The documents of the last WG meetings can be found on the password protected area of the WG. 

To join or request additional information please contact the NEREUS Secretariat


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS & INNOVATIVE BUSINESS CONCEPTS | In preparation of the workshop on "Commercialisation and utilisation of Space Exploration Technologies" (Turin, 15-16 March 2018), the Space Exploration Working Group is launching a call for abstracts with the objective to identify successful business ideas and innovative concepts demonstrating the benefits of the utilisation, direct commercialisation and indirect exploitation of space exploration outcomes. The idea is to gather best practices, presentations of successful case studies, innovative ideas, future plans, new business models and initiatives of how innovations and technologies developed in the frame of space exploration could generate spin-off business and drive technology that increases economic outputs, improves productivity and supports non-space sectors.

DOWNLOAD THE CALL (Deadline 31.01.2017) 


Work Programme 2017

Terms of Reference 

Position Paper “NEREUS’ views on Space Exploration in H2020”