Pictured L to R: Conor Sheehan (ESA team in Enterprise Ireland), Stephanie Keogh (CEO IGeotech), Niels Elderling (ESA), Owen Laverty (Director MaynoothWorks), Lluc Diaz (ESA), David Gibbons (ESA Space Solutions Centre Manager).
We are delighted to announce that MaynoothWorks is a co-host of the European Space Agency Space Solutions Centre Ireland.
The centre, launched on 7th September is a partnership with Athlone Institute of Technology, Tyndall Institute, and Irish Maritime and Energy Research Cluster
Funded by the European Space Agency and Enterprise Ireland, it aims to support the application of technologies developed for space to solve challenges on Earth and beyond. The centre is one of fourteen ESA BICs (ESA Business Incubation Centre) in Europe, which work to inspire entrepreneurs to turn space-connected business ideas into commercial companies.
The centre has two strands, providing enticing opportunities for both new and established companies. Each of the 25 start-ups that successfully apply will receive €50,000 in seed funding, along with expert technical assistance and opportunities to access other funding mechanisms. The centre will also offer ten rounds of €40,000 funding to support technology transfer for established companies that want to develop demonstrators for new products and services using space technology. Companies can work from any of the four host institutions.
The opportunities provided by this opportunity for companies to tap into the ESA brand and European network present a significant opportunity for companies which we hope they will avail of.
Interested parties should visit http://www.esaspacesolutions.ie/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org