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.
Currently, TTPO is cooperating with the following national technology transfer initiatives through NTTI:
The Belgian Space Technology Platform
Space Technology Transfer Norway
- Czech Republic Technology Transfer Programme
- Contact: Technology centre of Czech Academy of Sciences
Hungary Technology Transfer Programme
Contact: Wigner Research Centre for Physics
The activities are handled by the national brokers as above specified, all part of ESA Europe-wide Technology Transfer Network.