National Technology Transfer Initiatives

ESA's Technology Transfer Programme Office (TTPO) supports technology transfer initiatives in certain ESA Member States through the National Technology Transfer Network Initiative (NTTI).

National initiatives focus on their respective countries and facilitate transfers by matching requests for specialised technologies from the national non-space sector with technology descriptions provided by the national space industry. The NTTI also addresses the need for funding and other support and may involve local companies to provide this.

The technology brokers, part of the Technology Transfer Network (TTN), are the contact point between TTPO and the national initiatives.

Technology transfer process through a national initiative
Technology transfer process through a national initiative


Currently, TTPO is cooperating with the following national technology transfer initiatives through NTTI:

  • The Belgian Space Technology Platform
    Contact: Verhaert 
  • Space Technology Transfer Portugal
    Contact: Instituto Pedro Nunes
  • Space Technology Transfer Norway
    Contact: Prekubator
  • Austrian Technology Transfer Programme
    Contact: Brimatech
  • Czech Republic  Technology Transfer Programme
    Contact: ASCR 

Last update: 22 September 2015

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