The different ways we provide funding and access to the European space network
Associated incubation and funding programmes
Why innovate with space?
Space is an incredibly hard environment to work in: weightless, airless and with daunting temperature extremes. The demand for systems that operate reliably for years on end, with no chance of repair, presents a perpetual challenge to scientists and engineers. The resulting technologies are in a class of their own, offering valuable attributes to terrestrial industries.
Belgian tech transfers through our network
Our space technology, a transmission and fluorescent imaging unit, found an application in a benchtop photoporator for Ghent University. A photoporator generates nanosized pores in the membrane of eukaryotic cells. Combining the technology of Lambda-X and Ghent University has interesting applications in the fields of tissue engineering and basic cell research.
We received support in the development of a photoporation device, a system for cell therapy production. Verhaert, the ESA technology transfer broker, supported UGhent in the transfer process of the space technology developed in the context of the AMME project, wherein a compact dedicated confocal laser scanning microscope (CLSM) has been developed for 3D fluorescence imaging of biological samples. Combining our laser based transfection technology with this imaging technology originally developed for space enables automated delivery of large molecules into single cells in complex environments.
The ESA Technology Transfer Network
Space Solutions Belgium is part of the ESA technoloy Transfer Network. Together we exploit technology and know-how from space and initiate a technology transfer between technology provider and receiver. 20 incubation centers within 17 countries, over 60+ locations, support space-related start-ups to get their business off the ground.