- +31 71 565 8662
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.
Ready to take off
The invention is a sub-millimetre wavelength imaging device and particularly but not exclusively an ambient temperature camera using either single or ...Read more
The offer is an adaptation and improvement of pre-existing solar regulators that are used to regulate the current flowing from an input source (e.g. s ...Read more
The Contention Resolution Diversity Slotted Aloha (CRDSA) key idea is to transmit two replicas of the same packet ...Read more
There are different types of standard waveguide switches, namely C- and R- types (also referred to as T-type), employed in a variety of applications i ...Read more
A method and system for automatically balancing loads and increasing capacity in satellite telecommunication has been developed. ...Read more
The present technology relates to a dynamic light scattering apparatus and method. A sample is illuminated by laser light of wavelengths ranging from ...Read more
This satellite altimetry method is a passive reflectometry and interferometry system (PARIS) with a Doppler effect compensation system. ...Read more