STFC has led the ESA Innovation Partner Network (ESA IPN) in the UK since 2009. The network consists of representatives across ESA member states that work together with local industry and national technology-transfer initiatives to inspire and facilitate the use of space technology and know-how for non-space applications.
With more than 20 years of experience, the ESA IPN has supported more than 300 successful transfers into non-space sectors such as Energy, Health, Transport, Agriculture and Manufacturing.
Since 2013, the network has completed 42 transfers with a total transfer value of more than €7M.
STFC can provide:
Space is an incredibly hard environment to work in: weightless, airless and daunting temperature extremes. The demand for systems that operate reliably for years on end, with no chance of repair, presents a perpetual challenge to scientists and engineers. The resulting technologies are in a class of their own, offering valuable attributes to non-space industries.
As the UK broker for the ESA IPN, STFC can help you in:
STFC also specialises in business incubation, including the management of the ESA Business Incubation Centre United Kingdom. Whether you have a great idea for how to use space technology, or simply want a cutting-edge solution to your technological challenge, get in touch and see how Space can help you.
ESA IPN UK, Manager
+44 (0)1925 603122
ESA IPN UK, Business Development
+44 (0)1925 603723
Last updated: 23 July 2019