European Space Agency’s Business Incubation and Business Application Programmes. A Landmark in the Field of Tech Transfer

  • Martin MösslerEmail author
Conference paper


The European Space Agency’s Business Incubation System develops over 150 start-ups per year within ESA’s Members States. It is the most powerful system of its kind globally. Coaching, business support and strong network connections make a critical difference for space related start-ups. ESA’s Business Application programme focuses on downstream applications. Together, the two programmes provide a powerful tool to support tech-transfer of all kinds, from space to terrestrial, non-space applications—all following the aim and motto “for the better of humanity”.

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ESA BICGrazAustria

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