Welcome to
Space Industry Skillnet

Space Industry Skillnet is an enterprise-led training network for Irish companies who are, or who want to be, involved in the delivery of technology and services to the global space market, including the European Space Agency.

The objective of Space Industry Skillnet is to encourage and enable more Irish companies to consider the space industry as a truly commercial opportunity and to provide them with the skills to grow their business and succeed in a fast-changing industry.

Our Promoting Agency

G&L Technology Ltd. was founded in 1997 and is a leading technology innovation management consultancy business operating in the global space sector. The company has been located in Athlone since 2002 and is a founder member of the Irish Space Industry Group (ISIG) as well as being the founder and promoter for the Space Industry Skillnet since 2006.


Space Industry Skillnet is fully supportive of the Government’s efforts to effectively address and limit the spread of COVID-19 and to safeguard the protection of public health and that of our stakeholders.

The Space Industry Skillnet management team are continuing to work and are available to discuss any queries that our businesses or trainees have regarding our scheduled training programmes and supports for businesses.

In support of this national effort, Space Industry Skillnet has postponed its public training courses until current Government restrictions on gatherinings and social distancing are removed.

Space Industry Skillnet are also available to discuss your queries about any other future programmes we offer to businesses within the industry.

Our Network contact details are.

NAMES: Catherine Lenehan
PHONES: 087 2669528
EMAIL: catherine@spaceindustryskillnet.com

We would remind our stakeholders that the HSE website www.hse.ie is the authoritative source of information and advice on the situation regarding COVID-19 in Ireland.

We will keep this information updated in the coming weeks. Further information is also available on the Skillnet Ireland website.

Our Network Members

Featured Courses

IPC-7711/7721 Certified Instructor Training

Next event: 09/05/2022


This train the trainer program teaches industry approved techniques on through hole and surface mount rework, land conductor and laminate repair. It a..

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IPC-J-STD-001 Certified Instructor Training

Next event: 04/04/2022


The IPC-J-STD-001 “Requirements for soldered electrical and electronic assemblies” has emerged as the pre-eminent authority for Electronic assembl..

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Quality Assurance For Space Projects

Next event: 16/05/2022

Venue: Online Delivery

An introductory course in Quality Assurance for managers and engineers new to quality principles and processes and for QA practitioners with no previo..

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Copernicus – Sentinel 1 & 2 Satellite Data Processing & Applications Training

Next event: 29/11/2021

Venue: Online Course Delivery

Space Industry Skillnet in collaboration with SERCO have organized a two day Training Course (followed by 3 days Practice Session) focusing on the pra..

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Doing Business With ESA

Next event: 11/05/2022

Venue: Online Course Delivery

This training course introduces the fundamentals of how to successfully engage with the European Space Agency [ESA]. It includes all the practical inf..

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IPC-A-600 Certified Instructor Training

Next event: 14/03/2022


Nearly everything electronic in the universe depends on the Printed Circuit Board (PCB). For many years, the IPC-A-600 "Acceptability of Printed Board..

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"RTT has through SIS accessed relevant, quality training at a reduced cost with flexibility to fit with our schedule. Through Improved company and employee knowledge, attitude, competency and networking we are already seeing efficiencies, techniques and opportunities which enable us to put ourselves in a position to win more business”

Peter O’Kane

Engineering Manager

"Being an automotive company with a large workforce Space Industry Skillnet has given us the ability to train our employees in-house and customize the training to the company’s ever-growing needs. As a busy electronics company, it is essential to supply our many customers a high-quality product."

John A O’Leary

Operations Training Team Leader

"We engaged the services of SIS to assist us in bringing the necessary skills into the company, specifically relating to IPC standards. Having staff certified is a key differentiator when we are audited by our customers and leads to repeat business. For the staff there is the satisfaction of being certified in a key transferable skill."

Bernard Mulcahy

Manufacturing Manager