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Innovate with space

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.
 
Your business innovation needs are supported by ESA’s Technology Broker Network.  
 
Our brokers have successfully brought space technology, systems and expertise down to Earth and into our every-day lives. We do this by making  space accessible to businesses and commercially interesting to explore. Our strength is to offer a complete solution for all aspects of space-related innovation.
 
Sometimes transfers are clear-cut. Industrial improvements for components, products or processes can be obvious. Typically though, technology transfers need research and development. Our Technology Brokers will work with companies to find the right space technology, including ESA's own intellectual property, to fit the innovation purpose. The end result - a solution which can boost industrial production, provide a better service, or simply a new and better product.
 
With a portfolio of technologies from across Europe available for transfer, space technology has benefited nearly every industry sector. At every stage our brokers have played a central role in facilitating these novel, new and innovative uses of space technology by: 
 
  • Matching existing technologies to industry needs
  • Working with businesses on product development
  • Conducting market and technical feasibility studies
  • Supporting in sourcing project funding