What is the Advanced Concepts Team?
The Advanced Concepts Team (ACT) is part of the ESA's Future Preparation Strategic Studies Office (PPC-PF). The team is essentially a channel for the study of technologies and ideas that are of strategical importance in the long term planning of the Agency. Placed at corporate level, it serves the function of a think tank providing decision makers the support of a highly multidisciplinary research group. Science and engineering research fellows (PhDs working at ESA for 2 years under the already existing fellowship scheme), Young Graduate Trainee and stagiaires form the bulk of this Team. Based at ESTEC, they carry out research work on advanced topics and emerging technologies and perform highly skilled analysis on a wide range of topics.Please direct all general communications to the ACT Office: