Entrepreneurs introduce their businesses: GIAURA

The Dutch start-up company Giaura is a spin-off from an ESA project that uses a specially tailored carbon dioxide (CO2) sorbent in a system to recycle spacecraft cabin air. The plan is to use this sorbent to capture CO2 directly from the atmosphere.

Giaura is supported by ESA Business Incubation Centre Noordwijk to develop a small CO2 capture demonstrator.

Here the entrepreneur and co-inventor of the Giaura system Max Beaumont presents the business (Video recorded September 2010).

ESA Business Incubation Centres

The ESA Business Incubation Centres are part of the Agency’s Technology Transfer Programme Office (TTPO). As part of its endeavour to encourage the transfer and commercialisation of space technologies, five ESA BICs have been set up in the Netherlands, Darmstadt and Oberpfaffenhofen in Germany, near Rome in Italy and at Harwell in the United Kingdom The centres support selected entrepreneurs with comprehensive commercial and technical assistance to help them start up businesses that use space technology in non-space industrial, scientific and commercial fields.

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

Last update: 15 July 2011

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