Space Transfer is a technology transfer broker network managed by the European Space Agency. Our goal is to obtain technology transfers between space and non-space industries by way of spin-out or spin-in activities. ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme Office (TTPO) aims at strengthening European industry by identifying new business opportunities for providers of space technologies and systems. It plays an important role in enhancing the know-how and competitiveness of these providers while broadening their business horizons. These considerations also apply for non-space to space technology transfers which represents the yin to the yang for Spacetransfer.
The Technology Transfer process is the process of using space or non-space related technology, expertise, know-how or facilities, and applying it, respectively, into non-space or space related purposes. This is done by analysing the needs of non-space and space applications and identifying suitable space and non-space technologies to meet these needs.