An overview of the ESA Industry training course, held in 2008
The training course for Industry organized by the ESA SME Policy Office (formerly known as the SME Unit), and Skillnet - an enterprise-led support body whose mission is to enhance the skills of people in employment in Irish industry - took place from April 16th to 18th 2008 in Dublin, Ireland.
The courses, open to attendees from companies headquarted in all ESA Member States, provided information in the fundamentals of:
- How to do business with ESA,
- Tender Procedures, and
- instructions on 'Writing a Good Proposal for an ESA Invitation To Tender'.
The courses comprised lectures supported by presentations, videos and photographs, followed by case studies and practical exercises.
Since 1999 , ESA’s SME Office has proposed and coordinated a formal training programme for industry which gives priority to SMEs , and covers a number of engineering and management processes related to space systems manufacturing.
Helping SMEs improve their technical skills and comptence through training and technical assistance is a key part of ESA's measures in support of industrial competitiveness in general and of Small and Medium sized Entrerprizes (SMEs) in particular.