What we do

Business Incubation Centres
Number of centres
17
Total startups to date
546
Technology Transfer Network
Number of technology descriptions
10
Number of technology Transfers
320
Patents
Number of ESA patents
450
Number of ESA inventions
130

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.

Innovate with space
Business Incubation Centres
Number of centres
18
Total startups to date
546
Total number of alumni
298
Current incubatees
225

ESA Business Incubation Centres (BICs) are embedded in the local community. They are managed by local champions who connect the centres to local- industry, universities, research organisations, government and investor communities.

Tapping into this excellence provides rich opportunities to get your product or service market-ready and off the ground.

More than just incubation
Achievements
Brokers
16
Number of technology transfers
320
Number of demonstrator projects
12
Number of transfers last year
12

Knowing exactly how space can benefit your business may not always be obvious. Our technology brokers are experts in assessing market needs in areas where there is a high potential for exploiting space technology. They provide comprehensive advice, research, market studies, product development services and more to support you - before, during and after transfer.

Supporting industry
Number of ESA patents
450
ESA Inventions
130

Intellectual Property (IP) refers to the protection of creations of the mind, which have both a moral and a commercial value.

IP law typically grants the author of an intellectual creation exclusive rights for exploiting and benefiting from their creation. However, these rights, also called monopoly right of exploitation, are limited in scope, duration and geographical extent.

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