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Space for Business 2009/2

ESA's Technology Transfer Programme Newsletter

Newsletter - 2009 no. 2

Our newsletter is a half-yearly publication presenting the latest news on commercialisation and spin-offs from space.

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ESA Business Incubation Centres (ESA BICs):
Breeding grounds for young firms

In 2003, ESA decided to set up Business Incubation Caentres (BICs) as part of its Technology Transfer Programme, with the intention of helping entrepreneurs and young companies to use space technologies and knowhow in innovative new products and services in non-space felds.

The latest one opened this summer in Oberpfafenhofen (Germany) by ESA’s Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain, DLR chairman Johann-Dietrich Wörner and the Bavarian Minister of Economy, Martin Zeil.

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Interview with Dr. Rolf-Dieter Fischer
Dr. Rolf-Dieter Fischer, DLR, Rolf-Dieter Fischer, DLR
Rolf-Dieter Fischer

The ESA BIC Oberfpaffenhofen, managed by the Application Center for Satellite Navigation Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO), is the latest addition to ESA’s team of European Business Incubation Centres (ESA BICs). It is also the first to directly partner up with a national space agency, through the involvement of the German Aerospace Centre DLR, in the incubation activities of ESA.

Dr. Rolf-Dieter Fischer, Head of DLR Technology Marketing in Cologne and member of the ESA BIC Oberpfaffenhofen advisory board, answers our questions.

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Space technology secures construction site machinery

Burglary, robbery and vandalism pose serious problems on construction sites, with significant operational and economic impact. A new space technology solution removes these problems from the agenda of construction companies.

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Spacecraft docking improves car assembly

The next car comes down the conveyor belt ready for the dashboard to be added. Speed and position are controlled as if it was a spacecraft about to dock automatically with the International Space Station (ISS).

Invented by entrepreneurs at ESA’s Business Incubation centre a new system using similar docking technology fits the dashboard on the car with precision.

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Last update: 19 March 2010

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