One of the current trends is for the use of drones, also known as Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), in a number of civil and commercial scenarios. ...Read more
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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VSTART transfers the ART (Automated Regression Testing) Framework used by the European Space Agency to other technologies. ...Read more
The algorithm was originally developed as a method for selecting the best landing site for spacecraft, based on criteria such as terrain texture ...Read more
Cork composites are used where lightweight, thermal insulation and damping/acoustic management is needed, the ability to agglomerate cork with a numbe ...Read more
The railway market has a very difficult entry mode for outside companies. ...Read more
The Institution has been involved in national funded projects focused in space, aeronautics and automotive applications and has a dedicated team to de ...Read more