Advocate for a broader use of space, to the benefit of every European citizen across the whole Union, and of every company whatever their activities. Space is key to face this century’s urgent global challenges and can only be overcome in collaboration.
Organize a European preference structured around a true and fair competition amongst all space actors. Notably, foster startups’ and SMEs’ share in the answer to European demand. This also implies to find ways to develop a balanced cooperation between newcomers and incumbent space sector companies.
Encourage the use of private means to answer public needs, especially where there is a viable commercial market in the long run. This calls for competent space agencies and institutions, able to specify a demand that will consolidate public ambitions. In return, companies shall have to prove the sustainability of their solutions through the market.
Choose public purchases over subsidized technologies to foster improved product-to-market fit. This is of outmost importance for the European space sector to remain competitive on the export market, while getting closer to the European values of fair intra-competition.
Favor a step by step path towards the command of complex space services, to ensure more access of emergent companies to programs, as well as less budget and schedule drifts. This applies particularly to markets with a large commercial potential, though we still need ambitious scientific and sovereign European space programs.
Exploit fully the opportunity given by companies using private capital to lever the impact of public expenditure. This calls for measures enhancing financial venture capital investments in the space sector.