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ESA Technology Broker Network

Space systems are designed to operate reliably for years on end in the most extreme of environments. The resulting technologies are in a class of their own, offering a wealth of opportunities for innovative solutions across sectors.

The ESA Technology Broker Network supports businesses and academia to access space technologies for terrestrial applications. STFC has led the ESA Technology Broker activities in the UK since 2009, supporting over 20 successful transfers of space technology with a total value of £10 million.

With representatives in 15 countries across Europe offering fully-funded technology scouting, the ESA Technology Broker Network is the ideal partner to connect you with the right solution for your business.

Whether you’re a space company or organisation with technology from space programmes that could be applied in terrestrial applications, or you are looking to innovate using cutting-edge space technologies, the ESA Technology Broker Network can provide:

Space industry

  • Advice and help to access funding
  • Promotion of your technology through the ESA Space Solutions website and at events across Europe
  • Identification of commercialisation opportunities in non-space markets
  • Mediation between you and non-space industry
  • SME support to register and engage with ESA

Submit details of your space technology

Non-space industry

  • Technology scouting across Europe to find space solutions to your technological challenges
  • Accessing ESA’s IP portfolio
  • Marketing resulting products with the ESA brand
  • Advice and help to access funding
  • Unique technical support and expertise from ESA and the Science and Technology Facilities Council

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.



Helen Rogerson
ESA Technology Broker, Manager
+44 (0)1925 603122

Michaela Kiernan
ESA Technology Broker, Business Development
+44 (0)1925 603723

Last updated: 14 January 2020


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