Winning ESA Proposals

Start date: 17 May 2022

Duration: 4 Days - 9.30am to 1.00pm

Location: Online Course Delivery

Certificate: Certificate of Course Completion

Cost: €200

Programme overview

This course provides a detailed description of a best practice process for ESA proposals, based on aerospace industry standards applied in North America and Europe. It will teach an efficient method of selecting and compiling compelling proposals. It also reviews the ESA ITT pack and EXPRO Proposal templates in detail to maximise chances of a successful proposal response. This interactive course includes a workshop with participants reviewing and compiling a proposal.

Learning outcomes

  • Ability to apply a proven successful efficient process for ESA proposals.
  • Key skills to ensure proposals are evaluated highly by ESA.
  • Detailed understanding of key parts of ESA ITT document pack & ESA PSS sheets.
  • Take away “how to” guide to ESA proposal management and implementation.

Who is the course for

Managers, engineers, and other professionals wanting a proven proposal methodology to increase efficiency and proposal success rate, primarily for ESA but applicable to any proposal.

Participants will be asked about their specific questions or needs regarding proposals in advance of the course.


  • PART 1: The Winning Proposal Process 
  • PART 2: Detailed Review of the EXPRO Proposal, Example Response & PSS Template
  • PART 3: Proposal Workshop

Trainer Profile

Dr Ronan Wall is the Manager of the UCD Centre for Space Research. He has over 18 years’ experience in proposal writing, management and evaluation with SME, Prime Contractor, UK Space Agency and Academia. Ronan was the ESA Proposals Course instructor at Airbus Defence and Space Ltd and has taught proposal management on the UCD MSc in Space Science & Technology for the past 5 years.

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