• call-evaluators

    COMPET-3-2016 Proposals selected !

    01.09.2016 | The evaluation process of the Electric Propulsion Strategic Research Cluster (SRC) call H2020 COMPET-3-2016 finalized by end of June and REA sent a notification to each proposal coordinator with the result of the evaluation and the evaluation form by beginning of July. The list of proposals selected is still preliminary pending on minor evolution and ... Read more »
  • SRC Workshop GAP

    SRC DAY 7th July 2016

    11.08.2016 | REA and the EC organized on 7th July a dedicated Strategic Research Cluster (SRC) day in Brussels. All partners of the selected proposals for funding under the COMPET-3-2016 and COMPET-4-2016 calls, were invited by REA, together with EPIC and PERASPERA SRC Program Support Activities (PSAs) for a working day meeting to kick off the Grant Agreement ... Read more »
  • ESPC-2016_Poster

    11th European Space Power Conference ESPC 2016

    09.08.2016 | The 11th European Space Power Conference will be held in Greece from October 3-7, 2016. (http://www.espc2016.com/) In the ESPC 2016 will be a dedicated Round Table on “Cost reduction for PPU’s in Electric Propulsion”. Monday 3rd October (16:00-18:00) EPIC PSA will participate in this Round Table with a dedicated presentation on PPU issues in the ... Read more »
  • newsletter

    H2020 Electric propulsion article on DLR Countdown newsletter

    08.08.2016 | DLR EPIC PSA colleagues: Lisa Martín Pérez and Marc Jochemich, published an Electric Propulsion dissemination article on the DLR Countdown newsletter nº 32 issued on 01/06/2016 about the Electric Propulsion and the Horizon 2020 EU funds promising space technologies. Don´t miss it! You can read the full article in the following link: Countdown_Horizon 2020 EPIC ... Read more »
  • figure

    Collaboration Agreement Annex1 – Declaration of Accession in Word version

    08.07.2016 | As stated in the COMPET-3-2016 Call text, all partners of the Operational Grants and the partners of the PSA EPIC will have to agree and sign a Collaboration Agreement in order to ensure that results of the individual projects can be used to achieve the overall SRC objectives. A template for such a Collaboration Agreement ... Read more »

Welcome to the EPIC website

The European Commission has funded, as part of the Horizon 2020 Space Work Programme 2014, a Programme Support Activity (PSA) for the implementation of a Strategic Research Cluster (SRC) on “In-Space electrical propulsion and station keeping”.

The “Electric Propulsion Innovation & Competitiveness” (EPIC) is the PSA project for the Electric Propulsion SRC.

Electric propulsion has been identified by European actors as a strategic technology for improving the European competitiveness in different space areas such as in-space operations and transportation. The European Commission has set up the “In-space Electrical Propulsion and Station-Keeping” Strategic Research Cluster (SRC) in Horizon 2020 with the goal of enabling major advances in Electric Propulsion for in-space operations and transportation, in order to contribute to guarantee the leadership of European capabilities in electric propulsion at world level within the 2020-2030 timeframe, always in coherence with the existing and planned developments at national, commercial and ESA level.

The SRC set-up was initiated in the 2014 H2020 Space Work Programme (COMPET-3-2014) with the funding of the EPIC PSA, which has the mandate to, mainly, design the SRC, monitor its evolution and support the Commission on its implementation.

EPIC FACTSHEET
Project Title: Electric Propulsion Innovation & Competitiveness
Grant Number: 640199
Subprogramme: COMPET-03-2014 – In-Space electrical propulsion and station keeping
Call for Proposal: H2020-COMPET-2014 – Competitiveness of the European Space Sector: Technology and Science
Funding Scheme: Coordination and Support Action (CSA)
Duration: 5 years
Start Date: 1 October 2014
Coordinated by: European Space Agency (ESA)
Project Partners:
  • Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI)
  • Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI)
  • Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
  • Eurospace
  • SME4Space VZW
  • Service Public Federal de Programmation Politique Scientifique (BELSPO)
  • UK Space Agency (UKSA)
EPIC_logo_banner_new-order