In the scope of its space missions, the European Space Agency (ESA) develops and supports the development of a myriad of technologies, systems, data sets, methods, patents, etc.. The interesting part of this huge investment from ESA Member States, namely from Austria, is that the life of these assets does not end in space, it starts in space! Yes, behind these assets lies an enormous “reuse” potential which is accessible to you, as an entrepreneur, researcher, student or company. Space is the starting point to generate your business idea or to bring the innovative edge your company is searching for!
Here is some inspiration:
- Data and imagery about our planet Earth:
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/How_to_get_Earth_observation_data and http://copernicus.eu/main/application-domains
- Satellite navigation (Galileo, EGNOS):
- ESA’s patent portfolio:
- Austrian Technologies in Space:
- Satellite communications:
For more information, do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!