Take your company to the next level with space technologies

Find out how space technology can take your company to the next level

VERHAERT is the Belgian partner for ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme Office (TTPO). Our aim is to help companies and entrepreneurs to innovate, creating new products and business based on space technology. We have set up the platform spacetechnology.be as a Belgian hub between space technology and resources. As National Technology Transfer Initiative, we provide services which can be co-financed by ESA and BELSPO.

Our services

Opportunity scans

During an opportunity scan we explore 4 avenues to create value from space technology and materials: problem solving, solutions, creating opportunities and valorization.

Feasibility studies

A step by step approach to evaluate feasibility: technology benchmarking, maturity assessment and proof of principle.

Building demonstrators

Building confidence by focused demonstrators: bread boarding, dummies, proof of concept and user & market feedback.

Business incubation

In partnership with the ESA Business Incubation Centers (BICs) we provide comprensive business incubation services for ventures, both start-ups and spin-outs, applying space technology. These services are funded up to € 100.000.

Space technology is proved to be robust in the most extreme
and critical conditions.

Satellite applications

Use available satellite data and infrastructure for innovative product ideas and business cases.

System Engineering

Best practices in the management of complex systems in high demanding terrestrial applications.

Life Sciences

Sensor and instrumentation technology developed in Microgravity research to boost health care applications.

Thermal Engineering

State of the art engineering tools, methodologies and concepts for demanding thermal engineering challenges on earth.


Apply lightweight and innovative materials for breakthrough applications on earth.

Light Weight

The art of engineering advanced structures in high-tech materials for applications where low weight makes the difference.


Advanced mechanisms, actuators, and motion control and calibration systems for industrial applications.

Reliability & Safety

Latest insights, design strategies and procedures to improve reliability and safety of complex systems in critical applications.

There is a lot of available space technology and know-how

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VERHAERT Masters in Innovation ® is the Belgian broker in ESA’s Technology Transfer Network (TTN). Our objective is to exploit space technologies and initiate a technology transfer process between technology provider and receiver.

How does space technology, systems and know-how benefit Europe?


  • Creating jobs and improving citizens’ daily life
  • Boosting Europe’s global competitiveness
  • Investing in local economy
  • Supporting environmental sustainability (“Green Growth”)
  • Advancing space industry