NL Space Campus at ZIE 2024

ZIE 2024, held at the Van Nelle Factory in Rotterdam on 4 April, brings together key players from the technological industry in South Holland. Among the participants was NL Space Campus together with SBIC Noordwijk, representing the ESA Technology Broker NL.  

South Holland Industry Event 

ZIE focuses on showcasing new technologies crucial for the manufacturing industry, with a focus on the South Holland region. From space technology to artificial intelligence, the event highlights innovations essential for addressing societal challenges. It serves as a platform for collaborations and discussions among industry players, educators, and government entities. 

ESA Technology Broker NL at ZIE 2024 

The ESA Technology Broker programme offers facilitating connections between space technology and terrestrial industries. During ZIE 2024, Corneel Bogaert, ESA Technology Broker NL Programme Manager, hosted a workshop called ‘Pioneering technology solutions applied in everyday life’. “The presentation focuses on why space technology is valuable and how it can be applied in other industries. We showcased examples and invited the audience to submit their own challenges for us to address using space technology.”  

Corneel provided detailed insights into NL Space Campus’s objectives at ZIE 2024,”Our goal is to inform the industry about technology cross overs, especially in sectors not directly related to space, like high tech.” He further explained, “We’re here to talk to companies, understand their challenges, and see if there are solutions in the space industry that can address them.”  

Corneel expressed optimism about the event’s importance, stating, “It’s a chance to raise awareness about the potential of space technology for various industries and to gather input from companies on their technological needs.” 

Corneel also mentioned the recent launch of their brokerage website. You can visit it via the link:  

About the ESA Technology Broker NL  

The ESA Technology Broker Network is a dedicated consortium of specialists uniting space and non-space industries for the purpose of technology transfer.  The ESA Technology Broker for the Netherlands operates through a collaborative effort between the NL Space Campus and the Space Business Innovation Centre Noordwijk.  Drawing upon national technological roadmaps, the broker focuses on key sectors such as agri-food, energy, logistics and transportation, and high tech. The aim is to address innovation challenges using existing technology in the Netherlands while also leveraging relations with space technology developers across ESA Member States.   

Reach out to the Broker 

Whether you’re a non-space entity seeking to address innovation challenges or a space entity exploring terrestrial applications, we’re here to assist. Share your technology needs or innovative solutions, and let us facilitate impactful collaborations and technology transfers. 

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