ESA workshop Series Technology Transfer, Application & Innovation open for applicants
Are you a highly motivated university student in engineering, science or business administration with a keen interest in technology and innovation? The ESA Education Office is looking for university students to participate in the Online edition of the ESA Academy’s Technology Transfer, Application & Innovation Workshop.
- This course is in 8 online live sessions from 9 - 18 March 2022 from 13:00 to 18:30 CEST
- You must be a student during the entire course
- Applications close 10 January
Technologies and satellite systems developed by the space industry help our everyday lives on Earth. Satellite systems are part of the way we communicate, navigate and benefit from location-based services. Space technologies are being used to improve health care, water recovery, waste management and more, and also in highly specialised fields such as sports and risk management. The commercialization of space technologies and its applications need people with creative flair and vision, skills that this workshop aims to develop.
Delivered by ESA specialists and external experts from start-ups and industry, participants will be exposed to the near-infinite possibilities of technology transfer and application in their essential role of innovation. There are many opportunities for entrepreneurs wanting the challenge of developing new products and services!
During the workshop, participating students will learn through various lectures about different disciplines within the field of Technology Transfer, Application & Innovation, including patenting, entrepreneurship, and business incubation. This is not a strictly theoretical course though, as focus will be given to hands-on experiences. Group assignments will see students taking a real ESA patent and brainstorming potential application ideas, and developing a business model around it. At the end of the week, students will follow in the footsteps of real entrepreneurs by pitching their ideas.