Fact sheet

Inspiration for innovation

Verhaert Masters in Innovation is the Belgian broker in ESA's Technology Transfer Network. Our aim is to exploit space technologies in the development of new innovative products. Technologies and components in space are extremely: efficient, reliable and sustainable. Therefore, space is a bottomless source of inspiration for innovation. We support entrepreneurs who are looking for successful solutions to technological issues. And initiate a technology transfer process between technology provider and receiver. Our services within this project include opportunity scans, feasibility studies and building demonstrators. Projects can be financed by ESA and Belspo.

Belgian broker highlights
years in innovation support
+45
years in innovation support
+45
organizations represented by Belgian broker
219
organizations represented by Belgian broker
219
products developed
+1000
products developed
+1000
employees
175
employees
175
competence labs
8
competence labs
8
R&D budget (2017)
25M
R&D budget (2017)
25M
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Our technologies

Ready to take off

Network Highlights

New Open Call for demonstrator proposals

19 May 2017

As Prime broker in ESA’s Technology Transfer Network we want to inform you about the new open call for demonstrator proposals. These projects support the transfer of space technology or know-how to terrestrial applications.

Success Story

From outer space to inner eye

22 September 2016

Contact lenses, spectacles and eye implants are now being made more accurately thanks to research instruments flying on the International Space Station. Belgian company Lambda-X came up with a space-inspired device to check every lens thoroughly.