Success Stories

Top tomatoes thanks to Mars missions

11 April 2018

Next time you eat a tomato or sweet pepper, take a closer look, because there’s a good chance that its healthy appearance is thanks to one of US President Barack Obama’s speeches and ESA research for sending people on long-duration space missions.

Navigate through satnav with the ESA–JRC Summer School

6 April 2018

ESA–JRC Summer School on Global Navigation Satellite Systems is taking place in July and the 10-day course will cover all aspects of satellite navigation, up to and including the development of a potential satnav-based business.

3D Printing our Future in Space and on Earth

5 March 2018

Setting up a future lunar base could be made by using a 3D printer to build it by using lunar soil. Hear ESA engineer Tommaso Ghidini exciting talk about 3D printing both in space and on Earth, and how it can revolutionize the world.

Boosting electric cars

28 February 2018

Norwegian company Zaptec has created the world’s first portable charger to power up electric cars anywhere, anytime, by transferring technology developed for ESA for a drill for probing Mars, the Moon and asteroids.

Protective underwear for welders thanks to spin-off from ESA astronaut spacesuits

The Heat is On

14 February 2018

Thanks to ESA and a high-tech fabric used in spacesuits, Swedish steelworkers will soon be wearing safer and cooler underwear to work.

€50.000 to boost your start-up

19 January 2018

The programme will award €50.000 to 20 European start-ups every year, to finance their incubation in an incubation or acceleration supporting organisation of their choice.

One plant at a time

27 July 2017

Precision farming is set to become even more precise with a new camera drawing on satellite imaging. Thanks to research with ESA on new cameras, hyperspectral cameras flying on drones are now able to see details as small as 4–5 cm.