Ambassador Platforms

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.

 

Czechia

Jana Kapounova

As an ESA Business Ambassador for the Czech Republic, I am happy to be supporting the ecosystem of Czech companies…

Poland

Martyna Gatkowska

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

Norway

Nils Haga

Space provides a lot of opportunities, where some are understood while others need to be vitalised. We and ESA can…

Italy

Lorenzo Scatena,Eleonora Lombardi

The democratization of space is opening the door to the development of sustainable downstream services provided by new…

Austria

Prof. Hans Sünkel, Martin Mössler & Inês Plácido

Fostering Austrian cross-sectorial innovation, based on the capabilities of space data and services, leading to…

Portugal

Jorge Pimenta, Carla Duarte

AP Portugal supports space solutions for terrestrial applications!

Belgium

Nicolas Helssen

Space science and technology has provided the world with a myriad of innovations it can access. It is now time to…

United Kingdom

Paul Singh Bhatia,Andy Williams,Alan Cross,Kenneth Gordon

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Germany

Bärbel Deisting

Space for Earth…

News and Events

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. 

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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.

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Satellite-enabled software helping to accelerate sustainable development in remote areas

Globally, over 700 million people, mostly located in the rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa, lack access to reliable electricity. The progress in electrification, achieved through the extension of the main grids, is notably slow and capital intensive; alternative off-grid energy generation systems allow electrification “on the spot” by leveraging the combination of renewable and fossil energy sources.  

Climate risk monitoring for the commodities market

The commodities market is benefitting from a new solution that monitors climate risks and emissions in its supply chain, thanks to a project co-funded through ESA’s Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES) 4.0 programme. The SMOCGEO product from Sust Global applies machine learning methods to space-derived data to provide both long-term and near real-time monitoring, providing insights to support sustainability in the market.

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