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New Φ-lab in Sweden and the Rise of Edge Computing in Space

New Φ-lab in Sweden and the Rise of Edge Computing in Space

Under the leadership of the newly established Directorate of Commercialisation, Industry and Procurement, ESA has signed a Letter of Intent with AI Sweden to set up a pilot development of…

CASSINI Matchmaking programme

CASSINI Matchmaking programme

The European Commission Cassini Matchmaking Initiative has been kicked off officially on the 8th April 2022. It is aimed at boosting innovation and accelerating business partnerships by connecting startups, scaleups…

Creation of the European Centre for Space Economy and Commerce (ECSECO)

Creation of the European Centre for Space Economy and Commerce (ECSECO)

The creation of the European Centre for Space Economy and Commerce (ECSECO) was announced by ESA DG Josef Aschbacher. The ECSECO aims to serve as a European forum for interdisciplinary…

Interested in space investments? Join a capacity building programme for fund managers

Interested in space investments? Join a capacity building programme for fund managers

Investments in space technology, infrastructures and digital applications are a quickly growing segment. In the coming years, European companies will find new business opportunities coming from the launching of satellite…

Spotting drones with bad intentions through space data

Spotting drones with bad intentions through space data

An exciting area for the usage of space data would be: drones. But how do they connect? That is a question the company D3 Seeron, incubated in the ESA BIC…

How Earth Observation Technology can interact with startups – Interview with Pierre-Philippe Mathieu, Head of the ESA Φ-lab Explore Office

How Earth Observation Technology can interact with startups – Interview with Pierre-Philippe Mathieu, Head of the ESA Φ-lab Explore Office

Pierre-Philippe Mathieu is heading the Φ-lab Explore Office (within the Earth Observation Future Systems Department) at the European Space Agency (ESA) in ESRIN (Frascati, Italy). Pierre-Philippe spent 20+ years working…

Nine Engineering – Access management, reinvented

Nine Engineering – Access management, reinvented

Belgian start-up Nine Engineering has successfully launched NineGuard, a next generation access control solution based on facial recognition powered by space technology. Investing in Security In the past few years…

ESA boosts space entrepreneurship in Turin

ESA boosts space entrepreneurship in Turin

Innovative start-up companies that use space to develop thriving businesses will receive support from an ESA-backed business incubation centre that has just opened in Turin, Italy. The centre was officially…

SEMiLLA: From Waste to Resource with the Application of Space Technology

SEMiLLA: From Waste to Resource with the Application of Space Technology

Already today, cities consume 75% of the natural resources, produce 50% of the global waste, and emit 60-80% of the greenhouse gases (GHG). By 2050, two thirds of the population…

PDtraKer: Fighting Parkinson’s Disease with Space Tech

PDtraKer: Fighting Parkinson’s Disease with Space Tech

A new approach to Parkinson’s Disease’s treatment uses GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) to track the patients’ movement and provide continuous support to patients.   Kinetikos was created in 2015…

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