ESA and Irish Companies Meet to Discuss Developing Technologies, Products and Applications for Advanced Satellite systems

24 September 2007

More than 30 companies participated in the first tailored event organized by ESA Telecommunication and Navigation.

The event, Opportunities in Developing Technologies, Products and Applications for Advanced Satellite Systems, was co-hosted by Enterprise Ireland and ESA. It took place in Dublin, Ireland on 7 September.

"This is the first of such tailored events and we want to thank Tony McDonald from Enterprise Ireland for hosting the first one," said Ralph Bierett, Head of ESA's Strategy and Future Programmes Department.

Registrants included representation from industry, primarily SMEs. A large proportion of attendees had not worked with ESA Telecom in the past. The main focus of the event included; innovative solutions, emerging technologies, convergent solutions, (terrestrial and satellite, mobile and fixed) and integrated networks and applications. It opened with welcoming remarks from Tony McDonald of Enterprise Ireland.

"ESA has an impressive track record in satellite technologies and systems and can provide invaluable assistance to industry in realising their business development ideas in satellite communications and navigation," he stated.

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