EPIC Workshop 2017



The registration is closed! (it closed on 30th Sept)

Final Programme EPIC Workshop 2017


Space Electric Propulsion Workshop of the H2020 Strategic Research Cluster



The Electric Propulsion Innovation & Competitiveness (EPIC) project, Grant Agreement n° 640199, has been selected by the European Commission to carry out the Programme Support Activity (PSA) for the Horizon 2020 Electric Propulsion Strategic Research Cluster (SRC) “In-Space electrical propulsion and station keeping”. EPIC consortium is led by ESA and composed of six national space agencies (ASI, BELSPO, CDTI, CNES, DLR, UKSA), and two European associations, Eurospace and SME4Space.

EPIC aims among others, to provide a clear integrated roadmap of activities and a master plan for its coordination and implementation through the Horizon 2020 SRC on Electric Propulsion (EP). EPIC is also tasked to provide advice and support to the European Commission on the calls for the SRC Operational Grants (OG), including call texts, technical annexes and further work programme-related documentation, assess the evolution and results of those OGs with respect to the overall SRC roadmap, and organize different EPIC Workshops on SRC activities and space electric propulsion technologies.



The EPIC Workshop 2017 will be held on 24-25 October 2017 in Madrid –  Spain at CDTI premises and is organized by EPIC.



  • Interested speakers have to submit: title, description of presentation, and speaker: 1st June
  • EPIC notification of acceptance based on relevance for the workshop and invitation to speakers: 1st July
  • EPIC preliminary programme publication: 15th July
  • Participants (including invited speakers) have to register/ General registration opens: 4th Sept
  • General registration closes: 30th Sept
  • EPIC final programme publication: 30th Sept
  • Invited speakers have to submit final presentation material: 18th Oct
  • Workshop dates: 24-25th Oct



Present the Horizon 2020 Electric Propulsion SRC activities to the EP community and stakeholders and to collect and assess the latest EP technology developments in Europe.

The Final Programme has been published and it includes the following sessions (you can download it here: Final Programme EPIC Workshop 2017):

  • PSA and SRC progress and activities (EC, REA, EPIC PSA),
  • Outline of Horizon 2020 Space Work Programe 2018-2020 topics for Electric Propulsion SRC (EC, REA),
  • Stakeholders interaction such as Satellite Operators and Satellite Large System Integrators (open to invited speakers),
  • Incremental SRC OGs: objectives, proposed approach, team, progress, and early results (CHEOPS, GIESEPP, HEMPT-NG),
  • Disruptive SRC OGs: objectives, proposed approach, team, progress, and early results (GaNOMIC, HiperLoc-EP, MINOTOR),
  • Trends in Power Processing Units (open to invited speakers),
  • New developments on EP Incremental Technologies and EP Disruptive Technologies: promising thrusters and transversal technologies (open to invited speakers),



Open from 4th Sept until 30th Sept!

The number of participants to this workshop is limited due to the limited availability of seats at the venue, so the registration is by invitation. Registrations of non-speakers will be accepted on a “first come, first served” basis. Online registration is required and it will be open on the web in due time. After your online registration, you will receive a 1st email to confirm the reception of your online registration, but later you will receive a 2nd email confirming your final invitation.

Your invitation includes : attendance to the workshop, coffee breaks, working lunches and workshop light cocktail.

Presentations and list of participants will be made available on this website in due time after the workshop.



The venue is the main auditorium of CDTI, at: c/ Cid nº4 28020 Madrid – Spain. Download practical information, on how to get CDTI, and accommodation information.