Downloadable documents

This page offers a selection of documents related to my professional life. The contents of these documents are intended for personal and non-commercial use. For the precise conditions of copyright, please contact the originators of the documents directly. For specific ESA publication conditions, please click here.

Turning Technology into Business

by C.J.J. Eldering; Rotterdam School of Management / European Space Agency / CEMS.

Abstract: This publication brings you a collection of fifty-six exciting business ideas featuring space technologies for new uses on the terrestrial market. Whether it’s about how recycling technology in human space flight can power the flower auction in Aalsmeer, how 3D imaging from the International Space Station can help crane operators safely maneuver, or how a foldable structure to deploy satellite antennas can aid a booming windmill industry; each business case sparks the imagination and encourages you to take a first step in what valorisation can do for your organisation!
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An Integrated Approach towards Technology Transfer

by L.F. van der Wal, C.J.J. Eldering and N.J. Putten for the 61st International Astronautical Congress in Prague (CZ).

Abstract: The paper provides two approaches to space technology transfer in The Netherlands: the Dutch Technology Transfer Programme (DTTP) and the ESA Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC) in Noordwijk. Both approaches are successful and, when applied in conjuction, constitute an integrated approach towards technology transfer in general. The paper is supported by case examples from both ESA BIC Noordwijk and the DTTP.
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Entrepreneurship in the Incubation Arena

by C.J.J. Eldering; Rotterdam School of Management / European Space Agency.

Abstract: The study carried out in order to evaluate to what extent the high-tech starter is being served by a business incubator. The work was carried out in the context of ESA's technology transfer program. Special attention was given to technology transfer via venture creation, also known as New Technology Based Firms (NTBFs). In order to accelerate the establishing of such an NTBF, business incubators are put into action as facilitator by offering several incubation services/functions. Business incubators are facilities or organisations that facilitate new venture creation by providing its incubated start-up firms access to external expert as well as offering them office space and shared overhead within the incubator's physical premises. A toolbox, named the Incubation Arena, is developed with the purpose to model and build business incubation centers. This tool is characterised by the fact that all actors are interacting and jointly produce innovation, jobs and intellectual property through new venturing and technology transfer.
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Interview Article Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA)

Interview conducted by ACTA (Ms. Anke Brouwer) for their faculty magazine "Factaal" regarding the space to non space relationship with the dentistry industry and my person in the role of technology transfer officer at the European Space Agency.
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Down to Earth Vol. 3

Case examples from the ESA Technology Transfer Programme (Volume 3).
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Down to Earth Vol. 2

Case examples from the ESA Technology Transfer Programme (Volume 2).
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Down to Earth Vol. 1

Case examples from the ESA Technology Transfer Programme (Volume 1).
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NVR Spin-Off Special Issue (English)

Special Issue (English version) of the Netherlands Space Society (NVR) on technology transfer in the Netherlands. 
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NVR Spin-Off Special Issue (Dutch)

Special Issue (Dutch version) of the Netherlands Space Society (NVR) on technology transfer in the Netherlands. 
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ESA Today Special Issue

ESA Today magazine Special Issue on the ESA Technology Transfer Office.
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More Publications

Access to brochures and booklets related to ESA's Technology Transfer Programme Office and the ESA Business Incubation Centres. Also featuring an online version of "Down to Earth - How space technology improves our daily life".
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Video Clips

Two very informative short video clips; one give an introduction to to ESTEC, ESA's Space Research and Technology Centre in Noordwijk the Netherlands, the other provides a general overview of technology transfer and application of space technology and infrastructure (in Dutch).


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