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Where to find ESA patent list and free of charge datasets?
Photo by ESA - C. Carreau

As a possible, but not mandatory, starting point for an application to PTTI, the European Space Agency (ESA) develops a vast array of innovative highly sophisticated technologies and applications that result in intellectual property (IP), many with significant potential for non-space applications.

By sections, ESA’s portfolio of technology descriptions can be found at Please note that the use of these technologies is subject to a Research License Agreement to be requested to ESA. For that purpose, or to obtain additional details on the technology descriptions, please contact Nuria Hernandez Alfageme ( and Aude de Clercq (, mentioning this request is done under PTTI.

Alongside these IP, ESA produces, stores and makes available free of charge earth observation datasets (