Spacetransfer is a National Technology Transfer Initiative (NTTI) for Norway and is part of the Technology Transfer Broker Network managed by the European Space Agency (ESA). Our goal is to obtain technology transfers between space and non-space industries by way of spin-out (space to non-space) or spin-in (non-space to space) 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.
Spacetransfer is run by Validé (formerly Prekubator TTO) under contract with ESA and in cooperation with the Norwegian Space Centre. Validé fully facilitates innovation projects from the early R&D phase until commercialisation by providing expertise in technology management, startups, incubation, investment, IPR and IP portfolio management, transactions, technology marketing, prototyping and product development. Validé is the official technology transfer office of 10 research institutes and responsible for the IP portfolio management and commercialisation of their intellectual assets. Validé offers incubation services to high-tech startups including accelerator programs, office space and full service startup packages. Validé has strong industrial connections with a wide range of industries with a particular focus on the health and energy (oil and gas) industries.