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

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.

Finland IAP Autumn Seminar

The European Space Agency (ESA), Tekes and the Ambassador Platforms, APBSR and APFin organizsed an Integrated Applications Promotion seminar on 26th September 2013 at FMI in Helsinki.

Seminar on Integrated Applications - space data and information society in Helsinki on 26 September 2013

The European Space Agency's Integrated Application Promotion Programme and Tekes are organising a seminar at the Finnish Meteorological Institute "Brainstorm auditorium" on 26 September 2013.

ESPI Workshop 2011: Civil Protection needs space-based applications.

The European Civil Protection Community needs integrated space-based applications to strengthen their collective responsibility. This was the articulate result of a two day workshop organised by the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), together with the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior (BM.I), the Austrian Aeronautics and Space Agency (ALR), and ESA in Vienna.