Gather technology offers and technology needs in space and non-space industries and communicate these in the vast European network of ESA technology brokers.
Identify opportunities for technology transfer by matching technology needs with offers, putting donors and receivers in contact and mediate technology transfer.
Support transfer of space technology to terrestrial applications where there are strong commercial or societal benefits and there are clear technical risks that can be eliminated.
Spacetransfer was present at Space Dinner 2017 discussing technology transfer with Norwegian space companies with technologies to offer and technological needs to be addressed. Space Dinner is the space industry’s annual conference arranged by NIFRO and is an event where politicians, bureaucrats, space industry leaders and technologists get together to discuss topics relevant to the future of the industry.Read More
A new call for demonstrator projects is on the horizon. Demonstrator projects support the process of technology transfer by providing financial support up to 40.000 Euro to projects where Norwegian companies aim to use space technologies for terrestrial applications. The ESA National Technology Transfer Initiative (NTTI) in Norway is responsible for the call and weRead More
The Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget) decides last minute to uphold Norwegian support for ESA’s optional programmes after a massive effort by the national space industry and politicians fighting the proposed severe cuts. Read more in this article from the Norwegian Space Centre (in Norwegian).Read More
NTTI Norway and AP Norway joined forces this April and ran the workshop “Norwegian Space opportunities within the IAP program” aiming to provide help and support in the development of proposals for the ESA ARTES Applications programme. The workshop summary and list of presentations are found here.Read More
Norwegian company Zaptec has developed a small and powerful transformer to be used in car chargers and for drilling into the Mars subsurface. Read more about this success story in this ESA article.Read More
Zaptec has a revolutionary high voltage power technology which they develop for space applications. One of their main concepts is plasma drilling on asteroids. However, Zaptecs first product turned out to be the world’s best charger for electric cars. This is a great example of how challenging specifications of space can twist into favorable solutionsRead More