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Protecting the creation of the mind
Each year, ESA develops a vast array of innovative, highly sophisticated technologies and applications to support its space programmes and make Europe’s space endeavours happen. Many of these developments result in intellectual property (IP) for top-notch technology. A lot of this IP owned by ESA also has significant commercial potential for non-space applications.
ESA’s patents portfolio, and market the Agency’s own IP to the non-space industry in order to make sure they are exploited to their full potential.
The TTPO supports ESA’s aim to encourage, protect and license innovations in order to fulfill the mission of cooperation among Member States in space research, technologies and their applications, as well as to support the worldwide competitiveness of European industry.
About ESA patents
IP for commercialisation
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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The proposed invention comprises the theoretical design and the method of fabrication of an optical reflector element for high energy particle beams s ...Read more
The present invention relates to a deployable tensegrity structure. ...Read more
The fail-safe circuit presented here assesses the quality of the signal or potential link failure modes and provides a signal quality flag to take app ...Read more
Spaceborne microwave radiometers complement optical imaging in the visible and in the infrared by providing vertical profiles of temperature and ...Read more
The offer relates to an innovative, fully reconfigurable Beam Forming Network (BFN), able to support any type of antenna also in multi bea ...Read more
Star tracker images are known to be corrupted by so-called single event upsets (SEU) appearing as points and streaks which destroy the int ...Read more
In air, land, sea or space missions, an electronic multi-functional watch for navigational aid is of great importance. ...Read more
The present invention regards the architecture and the design methodology of an innovative RF-Front-End system for Multi-Beam (MB) antennas. ...Read more