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ESA Investment Forum: interview of investor Dr Bernd Geiger

28/05/2010 355 views 0 likes
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ESA’s Investment Forum took place in Stuttgart, Germany, 19 May 2010. At the forum investors looking for promising opportunities in space spin-offs meet 28 young entrepreneurial companies looking for financing to start their businesses.

The Forum was organised by ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme Office (TTPO) and managed by Europe Unlimited.

At the Forum we spoke with investor Dr Bernd Geiger of Triangle Venture Capital Group Management. Triangle manages the recently launched Open Sky Technologies Fund, which ESA initiated and invests in. The fund has a target volume of €100 million to support space-to-non-space spin-offs.

ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme Office

The main mission of the TTPO is to facilitate the use of space technology and space systems for non-space applications and to demonstrate the benefit of the European space programme to European citizens. The office is responsible for defining the overall approach and strategy for the transfer of space technologies, including the incubation of start-up companies and their funding.

For more information, please contact:

ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme Office
European Space Agency
Keplerlaan 1
2200 AG, Noordwijk ZH
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 71 565 6208
Fax: +31 71 565 6635
Email: ttp@esa.int

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