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New Platform for Expert Human Resources in the Space Industry Called “S-Expert” to Start Operations

December 11, 2019

On December 11, 2019, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will launch a Platform of Expert Human Resources in the Space Industry, called “S-Expert.” This platform aims to promote matching between space venture businesses and other startups and expert human resources that have retired from JAXA or large companies, in an attempt to vitalize the space industry.

The space industry is facing challenges in securing knowledgeable and highly skilled human resources necessary for the expected expansion of the industry as space venture businesses are becoming active in Japan and overseas.

Human resources with quality skills and valuable knowledge and experience are limited and immobile in the industry, and also difficult to recruit from other industries, causing a mismatch in the market of such human resources. The Platform of Expert Human Resources in the Space Industry (S-Expert) will support the matching between space venture businesses and expert human resources. It aims to vitalize the space industry by supplying the necessary number of human resources and enhancing their mobility. T

Overview of the S-Expert platform

On the platform, expert human resources are able to register their own information (e.g., field of expertise and career details), while space venture businesses and other entities are able to register information on their employment offers, and the former and the latter can browse the information and begin to communicate with each other so as to form partnerships. Moreover, employment agencies will serve an intermediary role to promote matching. The S-Expert platform will also coordinate closely with the “S-Matching” platform for space venture businesses and investors, which was constructed by METI and the Cabinet Office in June 2018, to support space venture businesses in financing as well as securing human resources.

For details, visit the following website:

Division in Charge

Space Industry Office, Manufacturing Industries Bureau