Education and outreach are important tasks, which are fulfilled through special FFG initiatives that aim at fostering the interest of people who want to start a career in the STEM field via space technology. One of the goals is to help students as well as early career scientists and engineers to take advantage of educational and advanced training opportunities and to secure work placements at key space research centres in Austria and abroad.

The topic of space is used in particular to make people curious about science and research, to convey a fascination for technology and mathematics, and to inspire especially children and young people and to support corresponding career paths. To achieve this, FFG and its Aeronautic and Space Agency offer access to the international space scene as well as education and training activities:

  • Support of young people and students for projects and activities within the framework of the national space programme ASAP endowed by the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology
  • Placement and support of young researchers for training offers of the European Space Agency ESA
  • Organisation of the annual Summer School Alpbach and scholarships for Austrian participants
  • Support for the ESA education hub ESERO in Austria and related projects (e.g. CanSat, Mission X)


The essentials in brief

Program Owner / Sponsor sonstige
Europe & International, Space & Aviation
Target group
(Non-profit) Associations, Research facilities, Single researchers, Universities, Universities of applied sciences
Description of the target group addresses pupils, students, graduates and teachers
Type of offer
other services