EPIC Workshop 2018


EPIC Workshop is a dissemination activity of the H2020 SRC on Space Electric Propulsion 


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 2018 will be held on 15-17 October 2018 in London –  United Kingdom; and organized by UKSA and the PSA EPIC.

  • 15th October Workshop ½ day (afternoon,…)
  • 16th October Workshop full day (including networking event)
  • 17th October Workshop full day


Westminster Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street London SW1H 0ET (http://www.1victoriastreet.co.uk/home.vc)


  • Deadline for interested speakers: submission of abstract presentation.-1st June
  • Notification of presentation acceptance and invitation.- 1st July
  • Preliminary programme publication.- 15th July
  • General registration opens.- 1st Sept
  • General registration closes.- 30th Sept
  • Final programme publication.- 30th Sept
  • Deadline for submission of speaker’s presentation material.- 8th Oct
  • Workshop dates.- 15-17th 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 to update the EPIC Roadmap as necessary.

The draft preliminary program will include the following sessions:

  • PSA and SRC progress and activities (EC, REA, EPIC PSA),
  • Horizon 2020 Space Work Programme 2018-2020 topics for Electric Propulsion SRC: Call 2019 and 2020 EP SRC texts and its guidelines (EC, REA, PSA),
  • Horizon 2020 Space Work Programme 2018-2020 topics for Access to Space and In-Orbit Validation/Demonstration (EC),
  • Roundtables with stakeholders and main actors on hot topics in Electric Propulsion: “Satellite Constellations, CubeSats and new market” and “New strategies and challenges on EP Qualification” (invited speakers),
  • Incremental SRC OGs (CHEOPS, GIESEPP, HEMPT-NG): implementation, progress, and early results (invited OGs speakers),
  • Disruptive SRC OGs (HIPERLOC-EP, MINOTOR, GANOMIC): implementation, progress, and early results (invited OGs speakers),
  • Developments and status of EP Technologies activities (open to interested speakers upon invitation),



Open from 1st 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 are accepted on a “first come, first served” basis. Online registration is required and it will be open on this 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 will include: attendance to the workshop, coffee breaks, working lunches and workshop networking event.


Presentations and list of participants will be available on this website.