What we do

Innovate with space

ESA space solutions works to inspire and facilitate the use of space technology, systems, services and know-how for non-space applications.
Active in 16 countries already we connect and enable European business and entrepreneurs through:

  • Business incubation for space-connected start-ups
  • Brokering commercial transfers of space technology
  • IP management and promotion
Start-ups
86M
Currently incubated
Incubated to date
421
Technologies
Technology transfers
320
Technology descriptions
TBC
Intellectual Property (IP)
Inventions
132
ESA patents
411

About

Bringing Space back down to Earth

ESA space solutions is a ‘one-stop shop’ for re-purposing space technology. By exploiting space know-how, facilitating and inspiring its use in new applications and sharing this knowledge we bring ‘space back down to Earth’. At the heart of this is an agile and specialist transfer and incubation network, conecting and enabling bussinesses and entrepreneurs across Europe.

By exploiting space know-how, facilitating and inspiring it’s use in new applications and sharing this knowledge it endeavours to make space accessible to all. It does this through an agile and specialist technology transfer network, catering to all levels of start-up and business needs. Active in 16 countries already this network connects and enables entrepreneurs from all over Europe through:

  • Business incubation for space-connected start-ups
  • Brokering commercial transfer of space technology
  • IP management and promotion

​Each ESA space solutions line of business offers a unique support package of tailored expertise. Already more than 400 start-ups have profited in this way, over 320 successful industry transfers have taken place and close to 135 inventions with 400+ patents have evolved. ESA space solutions activites indirectly stimulate local economies, create job opportunities and boost Europe’s global competitveness.              

 

About TTPO

Traditionally ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme Office (TTPO) has focused on encouraging space-connected entrepreneurship and innovation. Successfully it has brought space technology, systems and expertise down to Earth and into our every-day lives.

A key factor has been to develop initiatives that make space commercially interesting to explore and accessible to all businesses and entrepreneurs.

Through ‘ESA space solutions’ it connects these initiatives to offer a complete solution for all aspects of space-related innovation, opening up a gateway to ESA and to space.