EPIC Workshop 2017


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

Final Programme EPIC Workshop 2017

EPIC Workshop 2017 Presentations



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 was held on 24-25 October 2017 in Madrid –  Spain at CDTI premises and was organized by EPIC.



  • Interested speakers presentation proposals: 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) registration/ General registration opens: 4th Sept
  • General registration closes: 30th Sept
  • EPIC final programme publication: 30th Sept
  • Invited speakers submission of 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 all the sessionsFinal 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 was limited due to the limited availability of seats at the venue, so the registration was by invitation. Registrations of non-speakers were accepted on a “first come, first served” basis. Online registration was required and it was be open on the web. After your online registration, you received a 1st email to confirm the reception of your online registration, but later you received a 2nd email confirming your final invitation.

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

Presentations and list of participants are available on this website.



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