Fact sheet

Why work with ESA Broker in Portugal?

In the space sector, IPN is an active member of ESA's Technology Transfer Broker Network supporting the commercialisation of space technology in non-space markets and broadcasting the best and most promising space technologies, developed by companies and academia, enhancing new commercial ventures, licencing agreements and expanding their market outreach. 

In addition, with the support of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), IPN manages the ESA Business Incubation Centre in Portugal - a programme that supports entrepreneurs and startups up to 5 years old to use a space asset to create innovative businesses in other sectors - and the ESA Ambassador Platform for Satcom & Integrated Applications Promotion, a programme that funds demonstrator and feasibility study projects, supporting the use of satellite communications or a combination of two or more space assets to generate new or improve existing services in non-space markets.

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About ESA Broker Portugal - Instituto Pedro Nunes

IPN has more than two decades of experience in innovation and technology transfer and since its creation in 1991 the company has participated in more than 200 R&TD projects in consortia or by contracts with more than 200 companies, some of those outputting patented products.

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Filament winding is a manufacturing process for high-performance composite material parts and components, which yields products with high strength/wei ...

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Radiation monitors are typically based on a sensors head made of a stack of silicon detectors, connected to charge sensitive amplifiers. ...

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Success Story

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1 March 2017

Drawing on their experience building complex software for simulating spaceflight, Portuguese scientists have created a 21st-century way of detecting banking fraud here on Earth.    

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It is great to see that the expertise and knowledge generated on European space programmes also can lead to innovative techniques in fighting credit card fraud