About Us


About Us

To foster and extend students' interest in the context of space and to use it as a vehicle for learning. Notably within Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) as well as emotional intelligence, leadership, design-thinking, and business know-how.

To leverage our collective expertise, backgrounds, and passion in STEAM and pedagogy to transform the way students learn through epic, immersive, and entertaining space design programmes.

To inspire the minds of tomorrow, enhance their skill set and employability attributes, and deepen their understanding and interest within the context of space all through events that the SSEF envisions to be available to any child, anywhere in the world.

The European Space Design Competitions are a multinational framework of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics (STEAM) space-a-thon challenges designed as simulations of life in industry.

Traditional of the SDC events, teams are given a list of design requirements for a space settlement from a fictional client, and have a day to come up with a detailed proposal which they present to an expert  panel of judges. The SDCs are open to any participant based in a European country who is aged between 15 to 18 years old.

The aim of the competition is to provide students the chance to experience what to expect within the space sector through conceptually design a detailed and fully costed proposal, take full responsibility of their design progress, and empower them with the skills necessary to overcome the challenges of working in large teams.

Winning teams from National Finals progress onto the Regional European Final where 12 students are selected to qualify onwards to the World Finals, the International Space Settlement Design Competition at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

The Galactic Challenge, a partner of the EUSDC, replicates this experience for younger students aged 10 to 14 years old and are hosted throughout the year at venues such as schools, clubs, or government outreach facilities.

Get in touch to see how you can get involved in a rapidly growing network of space education enthusiasts.