Many technologies originating from Europe’s space programmes have already proven their worth in products we all use in our everyday life.
The ‘Space Solutions’ trademark has been created by ESA to give special recognition to products and services that make use of space technology and space-provided services.
To promote space technology transfer and to make patented space technology available to entrepreneurial students, ESA has set up the Space Solutions University Challenge contest.
Solutions on Earth arrive from space
Advanced technologies are continuously being developed as part of Europe’s space programmes to cope with the harsh nature of space.
They are characterised by their:
- strength and durability
- efficiency and reliability
- low weight and compactness
- high level of resistance to temperature extremes
- radiation and corrosion resistance
The technologies and components developed for spacecraft have in return led to intelligent and innovative solutions in a variety of areas here on Earth.
The transfers from space have helped companies to improve their industrial production, better instrumentation has been developed for medical fields, pollution control systems have been improved, transportation has been made more efficient, surveillance in remote locations has been improved, and much more.
The reasons for these successes are that space research focuses on developing and perfecting technologies and processes to unprecedented levels to provide reliable service during year-long space missions, with little possibility for maintenance and corrective intervention. Often, this result in leading-edge technologies for which ESA take out patents.
ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme works on making these technologies available to non-space applications to the benefits of European citizens and to strengthen the competitiveness of the European industry.
Space Solution trademark
The Space Solutions trademark label has been set up as a marketing opportunity for companies producing systems, products and services that are using space technologies and or services made available through space programmes.
ESA has deposited Space Solutions as an international trademark for the following classes: 5, 9, 10, 12, 16, 32, 35, 38, 41, 42 and 4.
If you are interested is using this trademark as part of the marketing strategy of your products and services, please contact:
Aude de Clercq
European Space Agency (ESTEC)
Technology Transfer Programme Office
Keplerlaan 1, Postbus 299
2200 AG Noordwijk
Email: aude.de.clercq [@] esa.int
Telephone: +31 71 565 8662