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.



Jana Kapounova

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


Martyna Gatkowska

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


Nils Haga

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


Lorenzo Scatena,Eleonora Lombardi

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


Prof. Hans Sünkel, Martin Mössler & Inês Plácido

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


Jorge Pimenta, Carla Duarte

AP Portugal supports space solutions for terrestrial applications!


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



Bärbel Deisting

Space for Earth…

News and Events

Carbon Farming’s Eye in the Sky

A Belgian start-up company, supported by ESA Space Solutions, is researching ways to use satellite imagery to help increase the amount of carbon held in soil, in turn significantly reducing the effects of climate change wrought by agriculture. ScanWorld will use the data gathered to help the new breed of carbon farmers speed up the process of soil sampling, reducing their costs and increasing carbon capture.

Drones take to Scottish skies to support COVID battle

UK drone specialist Skyports has successfully completed the second phase of a medical delivery project on the west coast of Scotland, funded through a joint ESA and UK Space Agency COVID-19-related initiative. With support from ESA Space Solutions, Skyport’s drone service slashed delivery times for COVID samples and medical supplies, significantly speeding up UK National Health Service (NHS) testing and response.

Satellites make seas cleaner via pollution detection service

An offshore pollution monitoring solution, based on expert interpretations of satellite imagery, is helping to make our marine environment cleaner. By alerting offshore industries to any unusual slicks or discharges, CGG’s SeaScope, developed with the support of ESA Space Solutions, accelerates response times to minimise risks and potential impact.

FATMAP – new features for leading outdoor platform

Getting out in the fresh air is more ‘in’ than ever this year, and with FATMAP’s adventure platform, activities in the Great Outdoors have never been easier to plan. With the support of ESA Space Solutions, FATMAP have now added some crucial ‘live data’ enhanced features, which take the application to new heights. 

Funding Opportunities for Monitioring buildings using Space Data in Italy

15 December 2017, Roma (Italy)

The ESA BA Ambassador Italy is organising this workshop addressing the Italian Order of Engineers at the presence of ASI and ESA to present funding opportunities of ESA Business Applications in the specific framework of building monitoring using space data.


Time to hack the Finnish NewSpace Industry: 17 - 19 November, Helsinki (Finland)

We invite you to participate in the hackathon and work on solving challenges with Finnish NewSpace industry - namely ESA, Reaktor Space Lab, CGI and Nokia.

ESA Business Applications Regional Ambassador Platform for the UK

Invitation to Tender: Closing date 22 November 2017

The objective of this activity is to implement a UK based Ambassador Platform Network, promoting the ESA Business Applications and supporting the UK industry in creating sustainable applications and services using space assets. ESA has earmarked a budget of €150,000 per activity.

Norwegian Space opportunities within ESA's Business Applications programme

Workshop: 19 June 2017

The AP Norway Workshop on “Norwegian Space opportunities within ESA's Business Applications programme” this year took place in Stavanger during the Spaceport Norway Conference on 19 June 2017.

Maritime Communication Seminar

AP Norway: 15th February 2017, Trondheim

On 15 February 2017, a Maritime Communication Seminar was held in Trondheim. It was a cooperative initiative between AP Norway, NFAS (Norwegian Forum for Autonomous Ships) and Geminisenter Maritime Communication.

Offshore Energy and the Space Industry

Event Report

The event covered the opportunities available through the ESA IAP programme to develop potentially game-changing concepts that could provide the solution to challenges in satellite services for offshore energy.