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Welcome to the European Space Resources Innovation Centre

Based in Luxembourg, the European Space Resources Innovation Centre (ESRIC) is the world’s first innovation centre entirely dedicated to space resources.

Launched in 2020, ESRIC is an initiative of the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) in strategic partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA).

ESRIC is a unique place where technologies, businesses and people meet to drive the future of space resource utilization in support of space exploration and the creation of an in-space economy.

Meet the team


Ambitious, mission-driven research and applications, world-class scientists and state-of-the-art facilities unique in Europe are key to success. We support the space resources sector by undertaking industry-relevant R&D, by training the next generation of space resources innovators and by developing pathways to implementation.


ESRIC supports commercial initiatives in space resources. We host the world’s only start-up support programme exclusively dedicated to space resources. We enable technology transfer between space and non-space industries and encourage public-private partnerships and new initiatives.


Community and Knowledge management

ESRIC connects people and businesses, ambitions and challenges, as well as facilitates knowledge sharing, by creating an open and collaborative environment in which the space resources community can enjoy the free exchange of ideas as they grow together. 

Latest news

The sixth edition of Space Resources Week took place between 25 and 27 March 2024 as a 3-day hybrid event, hosted at the European Convention Center -…

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The European Space Agency (ESA) mandates the European Space Resources Innovation Centre (ESRIC) to conceptualize with a network of partners the…

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On 26 October 2023, the European Space Resources Innovation Centre (ESRIC) in collaboration with Space Application Services organised a community…

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