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ESA Business Applications Ambassadors

The ESA Business Applications Ambassadors extend the reach of the Agency by engaging with communities which would otherwise never hear about space. The role of the Ambassadors is threefold: 

  1. They are the first national point of contact, have the ability to multiply and reinforce positive messages about space in Europe and act as a bridge between ESA, Member States, and industry.
  2. Ambassadors create and manage relationships with the non-space industries, actively engaging with communities in line with national strategies.  
  3. Provide support to companies: Ambassadors are also advisors for companies from the initial stages of awareness to the different types of funding opportunities inside of ESA‘s ARTES (Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems) 4.0 programme – feasibility studies, kick-starters, demonstration projects, etc. Their support consists of providing information, advice, matching with potential partners (consortia building), validating business cases and supporting companies in the application process. Ambassadors do not have a stake in the ARTES programme.

Their main activities are participating in non-space events, by re-distributing social media messages, and most importantly consulting companies on how ESA’s Directorate of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications (TIA) can support industry. Additionally, the Ambassadors of the different countries exchange on insights between each other and can support the creation of international consortia.



Jana Kapounova

As ESA Business Ambassador for the Czech Republic, I am happy to support the ecosystem of Czech companies in accessing…


Wojciech Adamiak

SPACE is the key to your innovation. Let’s brainstorm to find out how to accelerate your success with space!


Prof. Hans Sünkel, Martin Mössler

Promoting Austrian cross-industry innovation, powered by space technology and data to foster increased economic…


Jorge Pimenta, Carla Duarte

We believe we can enhance people’s lives on Earth through space. At IPN, we strive to make this possible by supporting…


Annekatrien Debien

Space technology has made tremendous advancements over the past two decades, leading to the creation of innovative…

United Kingdom

Kenneth Gordon,Grant Day,Dr Lucía F. de la Bella,Paul Singh Bhatia,Pier Lion Stoppato

The new Ambassador team onboarded in September 2022 has new ambitions and a new structure. They rely on the experience…


Bärbel Deisting

Space for Earth! We support companies from both the non-space and space sector to realise their business ideas,…

News and Events

Head of ESA Space Solutions lays out vision for sustainable future on last day of conference

Representatives from ESA’s Business Applications and Space Solutions (BASS) and Earth Observation (EOP) programmes were on hand at the UK Space Conference to demonstrate their work and discuss future opportunities. 

Joint EMSA-ESA Workshop on VDES in Lisbon

The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) invite experts within your organisation to attend a one-day joint workshop on the VHF Data Exchange System (VDES) on 6 December 2023 at EMSA headquarters in Lisbon.

ESA-backed company attracts €3 million investment for satellite-powered sustainable infrastructure solution

A successful ESA-backed Demonstration Project by German company VIDA has attracted €3 million of investment from Cusp Capital. 

ESA announces new green finance partnership with UK CGFI

The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced a partnership with the UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment (CGFI).

Satellites drive golfing performance success

With support from an ESA Demonstration Project, golfing performance specialist Shot Scope has delivered new software application solutions to golfers globally, growing its golfer user base by more than a factor of four. The developments made during the 18-month Golf Data Intellect project have also led to new commercial partnerships on both sides of the Atlantic.

Satellites and AI in new generation forest management

The health of our forests is vital for the environmental and economic health of our planet. An ESA Demonstration Project has enabled sophisticated development of a forest analysis tool based on satellite data and self-learning AI, to support landowners in their duty to improve the health of Earth’s forests. 

Meet the ESA Ambassador Platform for Portugal

This story is part of our story series: Meet the Ambassador. In this series, we introduce you to the great teams across our Network that are using space to develop business applied in daily life. Curious about their highlights and advice? Read on.

The satellite-enabled emergency response system that could make a life-saving difference

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged ambulance services like never before. First RESPonse was created to help professionals respond to emergency calls more rapidly through enhanced technology. With support by ESA Space Solutions, the system developed in a Demonstration Project streamlined communication and information sharing throughout the chain of response and reduced call-to-hospital times for patients by up to 17%. 

Cycling gets smarter with new space-enabled Bluetooth device

Being a smart cyclist is far easier when you know somewhere well enough to pick a route that suits you. But once you leave an area you are familiar with, choosing the ideal route can be difficult. Beeline aims to tackle that, making bike journeys safer and more enjoyable with its new Velo 2 device, which uses a combination of space data and crowd-sourced information to provide a selection of route options for each trip.

ESA-backed project supports oil and gas safety by keeping an eye on the ground 

Supported by an ESA Kick-Start activity, LiveEO has developed a satellite data-based service to monitor ground deformation. The project will support environmental and operational safety across the supply chain for the oil and gas industry, from production to distribution and storage.