We support your Space and Defence business success anywhere in Europe and beyond

We embrace our European spirit and we care for and adhere to all the national and international business operation requirements

Sapienza's offices and clients' locations across Europe

Sapienza Offices Sapienza Clients

Sapienza BV (Noordwijk)
Technical (Software Engineering and IT) and Recruitment centre for Sapienza

Lift BV (Amersfoort)
Focus on digital recruitment through chatbot deployment and AI technology

Sapienza Ltd (Bramley)
Headquarters with management, administrative and financial functions, ECLIPSE Software Development

Sapienza GmbH (Darmstadt)
Focus on outsourced contingency workforce services to our local German clients

Sapienza SRL (Rome)
Focus on Software Engineering (ECLIPSE)

Sapienza BV (Cannes)
Focus on outsourced contingency workforce services to our local French clients

European Space Agency

NCI Agency

Airbus Defense & Space


Qinetiq Space B.V.


Thales Alenia Space



Reaction Engines Ltd

OHB System

OHB Italia





The Sapienza story of growth, change and success - since 1994

Sapienza is a company belonging to the TP Group plc, a specialist engineering and support services company involved in the aerospace & defence and energy & process industries. Sapienza was founded in 1994 to support project activities of the European Space Agency (ESA) in Noordwijk (the Netherlands). Since the early days, our vision was to provide outstanding workforce services and software solutions to the Space and Defence sector.

After nearly 25 years, the Sapienza Consulting Group consists of five wholly-owned subsidiary companies operating across the European landscape with headquarters in the Netherlands. These are: Sapienza Consulting BV, Sapienza Consulting Ltd, Sapienza Consulting SRL, Sapienza Consulting GmbH and most recently Sapienza Consulting Balkans. In addition, Sapienza Consulting Holding BV is now 100% owner of LIFT BV, an innovative Dutch start-up concerned with Artificial Intelligence and social and conversational recruitment automation.

Beside ESA, our strong client basis rests on several other prestigious Institutions and Agencies, namely: the NATO Information and Communication Agency (NCIA), the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), the Italian Space Agency (ASI), the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (EUROJUST) and the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL). Furthermore, we are proud of our support to leading commercial organisations from the Space and Defence sector, of which the most prominent are Airbus D&S, OHB Systems AG and Thales-Alenia. Lastly, we make it our goal, whenever possible, to connect, and get involved with and support innovative start-ups in the Space, Defence, Security and high-tech domains.

Workforce Solutions Services and IT software solutions remain at the heart of the Group focus. However, we are continually extending our expertise and success across the whole space engineering domain.

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Sapienza’s mission is to be the leading European supplier and worldwide player in the provision of project and mission support through our inhouse talent, innovative solutions, and high quality and secure engineering services to Institutional and Commercial clients in the space and defence sector


  • Our products and services shall be regarded as delivering greater value than our competitors’ and shall realise demonstrable advantages for our clients
  • We will offer standard and tailored solutions that contribute to the integration, collaboration and management of information and data, so that the administrative, financial, engineering and quality goals of our clients can be achieved faster and in a more controllable and predictable way. Whenever possible, we will augment our offering by deploying our own staff in these client business functions to further support their organisational needs and contribute to their success
  • Our staff shall be regarded as highly competent and motivated, as they are the key to the delivery of this vision. To this extent, we recruit amongst the best-skilled those who share our vision and will reinforce it day after day, and we train them so that they can be the future leaders of our and our clients’ organisation
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Our Leadership Team

Supported by the company’s Security Officer Jean-Jacques Tshilumba

Michel Austruy

Managing Director

Frederique Berenbach

Director of Marketing & Sales

Quality & Certifications

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Certified ISO
9001:2015 Company

Sapienza is ISO Certified for the development & provision of information management systems as well as for the provision of manpower services

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Sapienza is AÜG Certified and authorised to provide Manpower Services in Germany

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ESA Preferred
Supplier Certificate

Sapienza is the ESA/ESTEC “Best in Domain” supplier support of the ESA Directorates Competitive Frame Contract 2 (EFC2)

ISO 27001:2013

Sapienza is ISO Certified for the development and provision of information security management

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Sapienza is ICO Certified to meet our data protection obligations in the UK