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…