As leading innovation centre, Verhaert will assure the implementation of the technology transfer initiative throughout the ESA member states. With the specific TechXfer approach, the company, together with its subcontractors, will be in charge of new applications of aerospace technology in the different sectors of the industry. This contract emphasizes the increasing importance of professional technology transfer and ensures extra efficiency of the investments in aerospace. As such, demanding technological innovations can benefit from the technological developments which have been realised in the context of various aerospace missions. With this new contract, Verhaert wants to speed up product innovation on a European level, by building a bridge between industry and start-up through technology transfer.