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PROJECT TITLE: COSMOS — Cooperation of Space NCPs as a Means to optimize Services

Coordinator: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt e.V., DE

Partners: Romanian Space Agency - ROSA + 30 other international partners

Period: 1 June 2008 - 31 March 2012

Project Director:

Description: COSMOS is a national network of contact points in the space field, under the EU's 7th Framework Programme for Research & Innovation.

Project objectives:

The objective of COSMOS - Coordination and support action - is to facilitate connections between different FP7 NCPs from the space field, to create a powerful network, to improve the communication between NCP and its quality and to increase the ability of its members to provide high quality services to community. The project will accomplish an exchange of experience between NCPs, will take the best practices from experienced PCNs, will organise training courses and will be developed common approaches to increase the visibility and awareness of the space field.


Work packages and tasks:

  • Management
  • Good practices
  • Development of questionnaire for NCPs
  • Handbook
  • Training sessions
  • Mentoring


  • Identification actors and space programs

Creating knowledge:

  • Intranet forum; internal information flows
  • Action Plan for external communication
  • Management of relationship with relevant space stakeholders

WP3 - Customers

  • SMEs
  • Identifying the existing and potential customers
  • Organising event for partner search/partnerships development


  • Information
  • Events

Partner Search and Awareness Raising


Project webpage: COSMOS