Business Applications Department acts 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 transfer of knowledge and technology from an upstream to a downstream sector, and vice versa.
Business Applications team hosts heterogeneous and transversal skills that contribute to offer a 360° analysis capacity of the business, including the technological, commercial and financial feasibility of the product or service presented to us.
FEA Business Applications Department 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
We are responsible for monitoring and analysis of the space sector, technical support and
the organization of training courses, helping companies to establish themselves in the
market and in the space ecosystem. 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. For the European Commission, the team is Ambassador of the Copernicus program as a member of the Copernicus Relay network, and is an external partner of the SpaceUp program.
Business Applications Department promotes and organizes conferences, workshops and
thematic round tables to create awareness for 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.
The Department of Business Applications of FEA aims to facilitate and promote technology transfer from upstream to downstream, and vice versa, by offering support to start-ups and innovative SMEs that propose themselves to the market using space technologies, through public and private funding opportunities.
The activities of the Department aim to contribute to consolidate the position of Italy in the New Space Economy, i.e. to place the Foundation as an authoritative player in the value chain that starting from the Space Industry, i.e. research, development and implementation of enabling space infrastructure (upstream), arrives at the realization of innovative products and services enabled (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 countries in the world to have a complete product chain in the space sector.