As part of efforts to promote the use of space technologies in ESA Member States, an Open Call for Technology Transfer Proposals has been opened. Validé AS has been entrusted by ESA to set up, implement and manage it. Through this Call, Validé AS invites applicants to request project funding up to 40.000 Euros to develop a “Demonstrator” for the transfer of a space technology into a non-space application. The Technology Transfer Demonstrators must be directed specifically towards the determination and elimination of technical risk particular to new terrestrial applications.
The Open Call will award 2 Technology Transfer Demonstrators on the basis of proposals submitted by space and non-space organizations or individuals and is open for Norwegian organizations and individuals. The projects should be executed in maximum 6 months. The Call remains open from October 16th 2017 to April 16th 2018 during which 2 selection campaigns will be run. Submission deadline for the first selection campaign is December 16th 2018.
Companies who have not yet identified space technologies are encouraged to contact the Spacetransfer team (firstname.lastname@example.org), as the team is available to search for relevant space technologies to cover specific technology challenges.
Further information on the call and space technology transfer:
- Main demonstrator info page
- General demonstrator info from ESA
- Technologies available for transfer (can be used for inspiration)
- Patents available for transfer (can be used for inspiration)
Be sure to get in touch for any question regarding technology transfer from and to space! We help bring space down to earth by matching technologies and needs across the space to non-space gap.