Technology Transfer Programme Office

ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme Office (TTPO) mission is to inspire and facilitate the use of space technology, systems and know-how for non-space applications.

Business areas

Space tech to non-space

TTPO aims to strengthen European industry by identifying new business opportunities for providers of space technology and systems. It enhances the know-how and competitiveness of these providers while broadening their business horizons.

The office has with its technology broker network successfully transferred over 200 space technologies to non-space sectors for applications as diverse as cooling suits for a Formula 1 racing team, ground penetrating radar to detect cracks in mine tunnels and several health-care innovations.

Whether start-ups or spin-offs, ESA Business Incubation Centres (BICs) help to create viable business and new jobs by providing support to 60 companies every year in Europe. More than 180 new companies have received support to date.

TTPO has initiated as a limited partner the Open Sky Technology Fund, a €100 million venture fund that invests in start-ups using space technology.

Contact information

'Down to Earth: How Space Technology Improves Our Lives'
Space technology improves our lives

Technology Transfer Programme Office
European Space Agency - ESTEC
PO Box 299
2200 AG Noordwijk
The Netherlands

e-mail: ttp@esa.int
phone: +31 (0)71 565 6208
fax: +31 (0)71 565 6635

Last update: 19 May 2014

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