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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.



Business and Investment Development Agency, CzechInvest
    Jana Kapounova
As ESA Business Ambassador for the Czech Republic, I am happy to support the ecosystem of Czech companies in accessing the support and funding mechanisms available through ESA, enabling them to leverage space to create business opportunities in a range of non-space sectors where space adds value. I invite all Czech companies with an interest in doing business with ESA to get in touch!

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Consultant and R&D/Innovation Call Expert ESA Business Ambassador Poland

    Wojciech Adamiak

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

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Martin Mössler
Science Park Graz
Stremayrgasse 16
8010, Graz

    Prof. Hans Sünkel,
    Martin Mössler

Promoting Austrian cross-industry innovation, powered by space technology and data to foster increased economic activity, growth, and prosperity in Austria and beyond.

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Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN)
Rua Pedro Nunes
3030-199, Coimbra

    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 businesses in the short-term commercialisation and application of space technology and data to achieve improved everyday services.

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Annekatrien Debien
Avenue Louise 89​
1050, Brussels

    Annekatrien Debien

Space technology has made tremendous advancements over the past two decades, leading to the creation of innovative products and services that are now integral to everyday operations. Our goal is to assist both the space and non-space communities in harnessing the power of space and capitalising on its commercial potential for the benefit of businesses, individuals, and the environment.

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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 of Ken and Paul, but with new expertise from Grant and Lucía. They will be aided by Pier, the Coordinator and the liaison for the Space Sector.

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bavAIRia e.V.
Sonderflughafen Oberpfaffenhofen
Friedrichshafener Straße 1
82205, Gilching

    Bärbel Deisting

Space for Earth! We support companies from both the non-space and space sector to realise their business ideas, integrating space technologies and/or space data to create services and applications for the benefit of today’s society. We are happy to support you on your journey with ESA Business Applications and foster sustainable, innovative and commercial ideas for various sectors on Earth.

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