Harmonising research and industry in space


Institutional Communication Service

30 May 2023

The Space Exchange Switzerland consortium presented the SXS consortium and the opportunities for harmonisation between research and industry in the space sector to a delegation of USI academics on 25 May. The national contact points for satellite data were also presented.

After the welcome address by Deputy Rector Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni, the head of SXS@EPFL, Gregoire Bourban, took the floor. The topic of harmonisation between industry and research was explored in depth by Deborah Mueller (ETH Zurich) and Julien Bonnaud (EPFL): thanks to the tools presented, researchers will have the opportunity to align their research and technologies with the ESA roadmap (the areas of harmonisation selected for 2023 are defined: they range from photonics to life-support technologies, systems modelling and simulation tools, and Big Data - see complete list)

In closing, Claudia Roeoesli from the University of Zurich presented the potential of satellite data and the relevant points of contact at the national level.


USI is a member of the Space Exchange Switzerland (SXS) consortium. Its objective is to encourage young people to pursue careers in the space industry: