EBAN Space and Access Space Alliance are joining forces to foster the SpaceTech sector

Brussels, 28th November 2022

EBAN, the European Business Angel Network, and Access Space Alliance (ASA) are starting a collaboration focused on supporting the SpaceTech ecosystem through best practice sharing, networking and capacity building activities.

“EBAN has been instrumental in advancing innovation and growth via early-stage investments for European entrepreneurship. This MoU sets up significant actions for common and complementary objectives which will benefit both our members” said Betty Bonnardel, founder and board member at ASA.

“ASA has been involved in promoting policies and standards for the benefit of the space ecosystem, including public and private space-related financing. We look forward to building bridges and sharing knowledge with ASA network to further support the business development in Europe” said Fabrice Testa, EBAN Space Chairman.

EBAN, established by the European Commission and EURADA in 1999, is the pan-European representative for the early-stage investor community, gathering 153 member organisations in 52 countries today, representing a sector estimated to invest 7,3 billion Euros a year and playing a vital role in Europe’s future, notably in the funding of SMEs and fuelling growth through the creation of wealth, opportunities and jobs.

EBAN Space is the SpaceTech community launched by EBAN in December 2016 to promote and advance Europe’s ecosystem for entrepreneurship, innovation, and investment in the SpaceTech sector. EBAN Space is to be the centre of the European space ecosystem, gathering early stage and high-level players within the industry.

Access Space Alliance (ASA) is a not-for-profit non-governmental international organization created in 2019. ASA’s mission is to bring together the small satellite sector and stakeholders to create dialogue in the space ecosystem and foster collaboration to promote equal business opportunities. ASA members are non-governmental and governmental organizations engaged in a broad range of space-related activities, including start-ups, SMEs, investors, academic institutions, research and development centres and space agencies, coming from spacefaring and emerging space nations.EBAN Space and Access Space Alliance are joining forces to foster the SpaceTech sector