KiNNO as a broker of the European Space Agency (ESA) for Greece, soughts to identify technology opportunities and match technology needs, carrying out technology-transfer activities to spin off space technologies into non-space sectors.
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 markets.
Since 2013, overall the ESA Network of Brokers has managed:
Technology offers: So far the network has identified more than 250 descriptions of space technologies, including 30 inventions from the portfolio of ESA’s IP.These technologies that cope with the severe challenges in space are often readily available to be reused by non-space industry, in solving production problems, reduce costs, improve competitiveness or providing new products or services for all of us.
Technology Requests: ESA Brokers have gathered in just one year over 80 Technology Requests from non-space companies.
Technology Transfer Demonstrators: 18 Technology Transfer Demonstrator projects were implemented that support the transfer of space technology to terrestrial applications where there is a strong commercial or societal benefit and there is a big technical risk that can be eliminated.
Technology Transfers: ESA Brokers have supported 42 Technology Transfers with more than €7M transfer value.
Success Stories: 58 Success Stories were published that illustrate a variety of ways in which ESA-funded programmes have led to novel technology being deployed in other sectors.
The following presentation shows a collections of success stories of technology transfer between the space and non-space sectors.
To find out more about the ESA’s TTN and its achievements in the period 2013-2016 you can download this flyer
Identify technology based solutions that originate from space but have application on: