Business Applications

The Business Applications Department proposes itself as an accelerator of innovation and technology transfer, as it aims to act as a bridge between companies, institutions and investors, facilitating and encouraging the passage of knowledge and technologies from an upstream to a downstream sector, and vice versa.

The Business Applications team hosts heterogeneous and transversal skills that contribute to offering a 360 ° analysis capacity of the business, which includes the technological, commercial and financial feasibility of the product or service that is presented to us.

The Department of Business Applications of FEA aims to facilitate and promote technology transfer from the upstream to the downstream sector by offering support to start-ups and innovative SMEs that propose themselves to the market using space technologies, through public and private funding opportunities.

What we do

From monitoring and analysis of the space sector to technical support and the organization of training courses, we help companies to best position themselves on the market. The Business Applications team is a member of the ESA Space Solutions network as it manages the Italian Ambassadorial Platform ESA Business Applications and the Incubed + program, while for the European Commission it is Ambassador of the Copernicus program as a member of the Copernicus Relay network and is an external partner of the program SpaceUp.

The Department of Business Applications promotes and organizes conferences, workshops and thematic round tables to sensitize space and non-space actors on the benefits and opportunities of the space sector. In particular, it is active in the context of the New Space Economy Expoforum and the Spring of Innovation.

Objectives

The Department of Business Applications of FEA, through public and private funding opportunitiesaims to facilitate and promote technology transfer from the upstream to the downstream sector by offering support to start-ups and innovative SMEs that propose themselves to the market using space technologies.
The activities of the Department are intended to contribute to consolidating Italy’s position in the New Space Economy landscape while placing the Foundation as an authoritative actor in the value chain that, starting from the Space Industry, which means through research, development and construction of enabling space infrastructures (upstream), leads to the creation of innovative enabled products and services (downstream).
These can be telecommunications, navigation and positioning services, environmental monitoring, weather forecasting, etc. From this point of view, Italy holds a predominant position being one of the very few nations in the world to have a complete product chain in the space sector.