The NetherlandsUnited Kingdom (UK), Sapienza Consulting [1357-1]

Field(s) of expertise
Space Systems Engineering Education and STEM Project and Service Management
Job type

About this job

The Business Application and Space Solutions Department (TIA-A) implements the Space Solutions Programme (S2).

ESA S2 operates two main production lines: Application Projects (“Business Applications”) and Business Incubation Centres (“BIC”).

As part of this, the Innovation and Venture Office (TIA-AI) is in charge of the promotion and implementation of business innovations based on space technology and satellite infrastructure. Particularly the Space Solutions Section (TIA-AIS) is responsible to support industry through 3 lines of businesses:

  • business incubation centers,
  • business application ambassadors,
  • corporate and academic partners.

Together, these entities form the Space Solutions Network, comprising of more than 50 members in over 100 locations in ESA Member states.

Space Solution entities operate under TIA-AIS contracts and are responsible for supporting more than 180 new start-up companies per year, as well as providing many business-leads that connects B-to-B relationships and new applicants for ARTES Feasibility Studies and Applications Projects.

TIA-AIS is operating through a country management approach whereby contracts with Space Solution entities are bundled per country and are managed as an account. Depending on the size of each account, 4-7 accounts are supported per STE.

ESA Space Solutions is responsible to implement grants through “EISI” (ESA Initial Support for Innovation), an innovative and fast tool to implement this programme remit. The TIAAM office is i.a. responsible to support the implementation and reporting of grants.


  • Grant implementation:
    • Support TIA-AM developing, implementing and improving EISI processes (proposal assessment, industry support, evaluation of results).
    • Update the TIA Quality Manual with the new processes.
    • Report of grant deployment.
  • Grant reporting:
    • Data collection and analysis to produce the aggregated yearly grant reporting.
    • Define and implement strategies to capture and analyse grant impact on SDG-related data on ESA Space Solutions activities in the report.


  • Master’s Degree in Engineering in a relevant domain
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in innovation (i.e., bringing products and services into market) and early stage commercialization.
  • Sound knowledge of Data Analytics Software (e.g, Tableau, Python, Matlab, R)
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • High standard of document drafting.
  • Familiarity with downstream space services and applications and with relevant space technologies (i.e. satellite communications, navigation and earth observation).
  • Experience using open-source Machine learning-related frameworks (e.g., NLTK, TensorFlow) is desirable
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Awareness of ESA and in particular various TIA space applications and ESA S2 programs is an asset.
  • Travel to ESA establishments and/or other European locations is foreseen
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of another ESA member-state language is an asset



Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU

Please send your CV (in English) as soon as possible, but no later than the 10th of June to jobs@sapienzaconsulting.com




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