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IPN brings Portuguese space technology to ESA’s Technology Transfer Network

Instituto Pedro Nunes was invited by the European Space Agency (ESA) to be part of the Technology Transfer Network (TTN), a group of technology brokers working to identify novel uses for space technology or competencies or non-space technologies that could benefit the exploration and utilisation of Space.

The results of the activities of the TTN are now visible at the ESA marketplace named Technology Exchange. The website ( presents Technologies developed for space with business potential in non-space sectors such as automotive, health or oil & gas, and highlights space technology transfer Success Stories, further contributing to raise awareness for space technology and its benefits for the citizens in their daily life.

Some of the Portuguese technologies identified so far are also now displayed:

- Silica-based Aerogels (Active Aerogels)

- Verification and validation of safety-critical systems – Fault Injection (Critical Software)

- GNSS Galileo Code Receiver (DEIMOS Engenharia)

- IFAS – Intelligent Fault Alarm System (UNINOVA-CA3)

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