EPIC Workshop 2018


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

Final Programme EPIC Workshop 2018


EPIC Workshop 2018 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 2018 was held on 15-17 October 2018 in London – United Kingdom at the Westminster Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street London SW1H 0ET (http://www.1victoriastreet.co.uk/home.vc) and was organized by UKSA and EPIC.



  • General registration opens: 13th August 2018
  • General registration closes: 30th Sept 2018
  • 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.

The Final Programme has been published and it includes all the sessions:

  • PSA and SRC progress and activities
  • H2020 Work Programme EP SRC topics, and IOD/IOV activities
  • Electric Propulsion Technologies for Small Satellites and New Markets
  • Incremental SRC OGs: objectives, proposed approach, team, progress, and early results
  • Disruptive SRC OGs: objectives, proposed approach, team, progress, and early results
  • New Strategies for EP Qualification and Entry Into Service
  • New developments and EP Technologies and Capabilities
  • Dissemination and education SRC activities



The EPIC Workshop 2018 Programme is available online or download.

The EPIC 2018 Workshop delivered critical updates to the status of the Electric Propulsion SRC, updates from the PSA project, and important announcements from REA and the European Commission about funding.

The programme was filled with high quality talks from across the community, while last year’s roundtable sessions returned in the form of two panel discussions. The first panel discussion focused on EP systems for small spacecraft and satellites, while the second looked at qualification strategies for EP systems. Lastly, we received a great keynote talk from Alan Bond, formerly of Reaction Engines.



Registration is CLOSE.