WALLONIE ESPACE is an association of industries, universities, laboratories concerned by space research and development in Wallonia and in Brussels. The members are actively demonstrating expertise and excellence in space systems, services, applications, spin-offs.
Since 1st October 2003, WALLONIE ESPACE is the SPACE CLUSTER OF THE WALLOON REGION.
Its purposes are :
- to promote the valuable know-how of the space sector;
- to favour the exchange of information between the members concerned by the space projects in Belgium;
- to develop joint prospective views beyond the immediate needs of each enterprise and every laboratory;
- to stimulate the interest of the public, especially of the youth, about the space technology (research, applications, spin-offs);
- to create new space products/services,
especially through inter-regional networks:
In 2008 the turn over was 160 MEuros for 1400 workers in the sector