The Network of European Research Organisations
on ESA Issues

NERO - Background

As a general starting point for NERO’s work, the founding members have identified a need for an individual forum and representative organisation for RTOs’ interests in ESA matters. RTOs are involved in all kinds of ESA projects, but their interests are not directly represented in the ESA decision making processes. Existing service providers’ representation (e.g. through EUROSPACE) does not focus on the particular needs of RTOs in relation to industry.







Nero Founding Members:

DLR Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.



Helmholtz Centre Potsdam German Research Centre for Geosciences

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Aalto University

TU Dresden