Its mission is to shape the development of Europes space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.
Year after year, ESA develops a vast array of innovative, highly sophisticated technologies and applications to support its space programmes and make Europe's space endeavors happen. Many of these developments result in intellectual property (IP) for top-notch technology. A lot of this IP owned by ESA also has significant commercial potential for non-space applications. On behalf of ESA, the Technology Transfer Programme Office is tasked to market the Agency’s own IP to the non-space industry in order to make sure they are exploited to their full potential.