The SME Office organises and supports various training courses for SMEs.

Subjects covered take account of requests from SMEs, as well as the availability of ESA experts capable of delivering state-of-the-art knowledge and know-how. Where appropriate, organisations external to ESA are also engaged as a complementary source of expertise.

In addition to the training courses organised by the SME Office, from time to time bespoke training for industry of interest to SMEs is set up by other ESA departments. All courses are also listed below.


- ECOS 5.2 training (11–12 May)

Content: ECOS is ESA's Costing Software. Version 5.2 contains major new features to speed up the elaboration and presentation of a company’s financial proposals and to ease the management of sub-contractors. In this course trainers will demonstrate how to build a tender file, customise a WBS and produce PSS-A forms for a study-type small proposal of ten work packages in less than half an hour.
Location: ESA ESTEC, Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
Useful links: About the ECOS 5.2 Training, How to submit an ECOS proposal
Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

- ECSS Livestream - Session 2 (19–21 June)

Monday 19 June 10:30 – 13:00 Q30 (Dependability)
14:00 – 17:30 Q10/20 (PA/QA)
Tuesday 20 June 09:30 - 12:00 Q40 (Safety)
13:00 – 17:00 Q60 (EEE components)
Wednesday 21 June 09:30 – 12:30 Q70 (Materials, mechanical parts and processes) - part I
13:30 – 17:00 Q70 (Materials, mechanical parts and processes) - part II

Content: ECSS standardisation course covering: Dependability, PA/QA, Safety, EEE components and Materials, mechanical parts and processes. The course will be livestreamed over the Internet.
Location: ESA ESTEC, Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
Useful link: ECSS Training material

More details coming soon. 


ECSS Livestream - Session 1 (14–16 March 2017) Course information
Replay livestream

Last update: 24 April 2017

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