Blueprints are the center point of all Industry activities and without an appropriate blueprint, none of the Industry Activities can be performed. There are some items that are produced through other means (i.e. Planetary Interaction) and will not have a corresponding Blueprint, but in most cases an item where no corresponding blueprint exists can not be built by players and is usually only obtainable through looting it from NPCs or acquiring them from current owners.

Blueprint Types

Blueprints come in three different types, indicated by the icons background color. Each blueprint type is used for specific purposes:

  Blueprint Original (BPO) Blueprint Copy (BPC) Ancient Relic


(infinite licensed prodution runs)


(limited licensed production runs)


Material Research

Time Efficiency Research


x  n/a  n/a
Invention  n/a


(Tech I BPCs only)


(Tech III Ships and Subsystems)

Icon Color
Obtainable via
  • most Tech I: Market Sell orders
  • Tech II: current owners, no new Tech II BPOs will be made available
  • No Tech III BPOs are available.
  • Copying from a BPO of the same type
  • Loot drops
  • Tech II: Inventing a Tech I Blueprint Copy
  • Tech III: Inventing Ancient Relics
  • Exploration Sites in Wormhole space



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