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

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

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

Germany

Bärbel Deisting

Space for Earth…

News and Events

Space is open for business - Seminar in Helsinki

Seminar: 1 September 2015, Helsinki (Finland)

The seminar discusses new potential applications and business ideas. It serves as a networking platform to establish new contacts and build advanced consortiums. The programme focuses on three areas; industrial internet, location data and intelligent transport.

APNorway Workshop – How to write a good IAP application/service proposal

Workshop: 16 April 2015, Oslo (Norway) - Presentations now online

APNorway and the Norwegian Space Centre are pleased to invite you to a workshop in Oslo Thursday the 16th of April at the premises of the Norwegian Space Centre in Oslo, focusing on maritime communication and enabling space technologies within the ESA ARTES program.

Integrated Transport Logistics Workshop

Workshop: 27 February 2015, Southampton (UK)

In concert with the UK IAP Ambassador Platform, the UK Satellite Applications Catapult and the Transport Systems Catapult are co-organising a participatory workshop event concerning satellite applications for the multi-modal transport logistics sector.

A world of unsuspected applications

Event: 29 January 2015, Basel (CH)

AP-Swiss and i-net invite you to learn about the opportunities of ESA's IAP programme.

Space opportunities for the Marine Industry in the Arctic - Downloads available

Event: Report

A half-day seminar was organised at the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) in Kumpula, Helsinki on November 25th. The seminar focused on what space data can offer today and in the near future for the Arctic Marine Industry. What are the solutions and benefits space data can provide, e.g. in route optimization and autonomous operations, and what are the funding possibilities.

ARTES Applications Ambassador Platform for Belgium Launched

News: Launch of Belgium Ambassador Platform







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On the 1st of October 2014 the ARTES Applications Ambassador Platform for Belgium was launched in Brussels, Belgium.



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Nicolas Helssen will be the initial point of contact for Belgian entities seeking detailed information concerning ESA's ARTES Applications Programmes.

Space opportunities for the Marine Industry in the Arctic

Seminar: 25 November 2014, Helsinki (Finland)

The Finnish Marine Industries, the Arctic Society of Finland, Tekes and European Space Agency (ESA) are organising a seminar on what space data can offer today and in the near future for the Arctic marine industry.

Innovative space-based solutions for Future Cities

Workshop: 8-9 July 2014, Vienna (Austria)

In support of understanding the compelling needs of future cities and the added value space assets can  provide to meet these challenges, the Ambassador Platform of the Integrated Applications Promotion (IAP) programme organises an awareness event “Innovative space-based solutions for Future Cities” on the 8th and 9th of July.

Opportunities with ESA for the Finnish telecommunication industry

Workshop report

A half-day workshop was organised in Espoo, Finland on May 8th. The event focused on ARTES 3-4 and 5 programmes and was the first of its kind in Finland, bringing the Finnish telecommunication community together in order to explore and discuss the potentials for doing business with ESA.

Norwegian Space opportunities within the ARTES Applications programme

Seminar: Presentations available for download

APNorway and the Norwegian Space Centre are pleased to invite you to a seminar in Trondheim on 27th May 2014, focusing on maritime communication and enabling space technologies within ESA’s ARTES Applications programme.