Aviation and aerospace

Aerospace is an international strong growing market as well as a technology and economic driver. Findings from aerospace are applied in a lot of industries and products. It helps us to improve life. Aviation and space industry combines a large number of high technologies, such as information and communication technologies, materials, lightweight construction and surface technologies. Hydrogen, for example, has been used as a source of energy for flights into space for decades.

The rapid growth of the aviation and space industry in recent years has opened up new potential for our customers.

Increased investment in the New Space


On behalf of DLR

The German Space Agency at DLR has commissioned EurA to manage three national innovation networks to promote knowledge and technology transfer between space and other sectors of the economy. The networks serve as cross-industry communication platforms for startups, SMEs and large companies, universities and research institutions, as well as associations and public authorities. Synergies are identified in the networks and joint developments are initiated.



Space2Motion connects partners from the space and mobility sectors. The exchange in form of working groups, meetings and workshops takes place in the field of:
  • New Mobility & Infrastructure
  • Digitalization & Engineering
  • Materials & Processes
  • Propulsion, Energy & Hydrogen
  • EEE components


Topics related to space and agriculture are combined in Space2Agriculture. Exchanges in the form of working group, meetings, and workshops will take place in the areas of:
  • Space infrastructures for the digitalization of agriculture
  • Traditional technology transfer between space and agriculture
  • Space services and technologies for agriculture in the context of climate change, food security and climate change policies
  • Space services and technologies for biodiversity conservation and sustainable agriculture


Members from the healthcare and space industries can join our Space2Health network. Common issues arise in areas such as prevention, medical care, AI and data security, certification and validation. The topic areas include:
  • Prevention - technology and services
  • Medical care - technology and processes
  • Digitization, AI and data security
  • Certification, validation and testing

On behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA)

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ESA Technology Transfer




ESA technology brokers support the transfer and commercialization of space technologies, know-how and competencies.

The extraordinary requirements of space flight have repeatedly led to advanced technologies that can also be used on Earth for novel products and processes.

The mediation instruments include a broad range of space technologies on the one hand and the individual search for solutions to technological needs of industry on the other.

EurA AG and cesah GmbH, which have many years of successful experience in this field, were selected by ESA as the contact point for Germany.

Europe-wide initiative
Largest global space innovation network

Expand your know-how
Benefit from development results of companies and research institutions

Secure competitive advantages
through access to advanced technologies
in case of lacking R&D capacities

All industries are considered
Potentials of different knowledge areas

You expand your network
Technology providers are available as cooperation or
development partners

Save costs and time
Utilization of already existing know-how
leads to new products faster and cheaper
products than in-house developments

Being successful together
Effectiveness confirmed by more than 250 successfully
initiated spin-offs

Examples of technology transfers initiated by EurA

Space exploration manages energy systems

Algorithms have been developed that can detect very weak signals. This allowed valuable data to be extracted from the unfiltered material collected by the ROSAT X-ray satellite.

You can find more about Space Exploration Manages Energy Systems on the ESA Technology Broker Germany page.

Plasma eliminates grease odors

In this technology transfer, plasma experiments in space led to a commercial odor filter that eliminates unwanted odors from fryers using a plasma source.

You can find out more about plasma eliminates grease odors on the ESA Technology Broker Germany page.

Aerospace gives underwater robots a sense of touch

A sensor technology from the ISS robotic arm in space has been used to give deep-sea gripping robots a sense of touch.

You can find more about the sense of touch of underwater robots on the ESA Technology Broker Germany page.

From comet to can

"Existing filling lines suffer from the problem that after filling a flavor, odor remains in the lines and equipment despite intensive cleaning. Our goal was to create a solution where, with fewer and faster dosing valves, the flavors can be added as a concentrate at the beginning or end of the filling process, making the plants more flexible and energy efficient, and significantly reducing both the time needed for cleaning and the waste of flavors," explains Wolfgang Teichmann, managing director of KTW.

You can find out more about plasma eliminates grease odors on the ESA Technology Broker Germany site.

ESA Spark Funding

Technology transfer from space to other industries (spin-off). This involves the use of space technology, such as sensors,
materials or electronics.

Technology transfer projects (60k€ start-up funding for adaptation or prototyping phase) including commercialization strategy.

Target group
Companies with a focus on SMEs and startups as technology recipients are funded. Space companies as well as research institutions and universities can provide space technology and act as subcontractors.

Further information

about ESA Spark Funding


Link to the official website

ESA Business in Space Growth Network (BSGN)



As part of ESA BSGN Agriculture & Food, EurA is working as part of a consortium to use aerospace for research and commercial applications that benefit global challenges in agriculture and food. To this end, a program is being developed that uses microgravity, for example, to develop more resilient plants or to improve methods for vertical farming.

Our service for you

The broad field of aerospace offers many opportunities. That's why EurA offers you a comprehensive range of aerospace services. Take advantage of our expertise and choose the right service for your project from our range of services.

Funding check

The funding check identifies suitable European and national funding opportunities for you and serves as a strategic orientation for your research and development activities. The goal is the selection of suitable funding opportunities.

Take advantage of the individual and project-specific advice of our specialists to find the right solutions to your questions.

Grant application

As an expert in European and national funding, EurA knows the funding landscape perfectly. Permanent screening of current funding offers and calls enables us to advise you in the best possible way.

Our service covers the complete funding process: from project conception, to competent application, to project monitoring and beyond.

We have special experience and know-how of state funding in the German states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland and Hesse. In the international field we are also successfully active in selected programs of the EU within the framework of HORIZON Europe.
Due to our many years of experience in the aerospace sector, we also have corresponding expertise in innovation and funding opportunities specific to these industries.

In addition, as "ESA Technology Broker Germany" we are responsible for the allocation and implementation of Spark Funding in Germany. This serves to support and accelerate the technology transfer of space technologies and know-how to the non-space sector.

Project conception

We provide holistic support for you and your research project during the application process. This includes, among other things, the rough structuring of the project with regard to personnel planning, work package planning and other resources. We guide you through the entire project conception. The goal is a structured approach that also includes the interfaces to possible project partners. Questions around the project conception are among others

- What are critical milestones on your development path?

- How can development risks be minimized?

- At which point do you need external know-how?

Our support in project conception enables you to implement your project efficiently and in a structured manner.


A well thought-out project conception is necessary to be successful in the application process. We know the requirements for the application of the individual programs and take them into account at an early stage of the project. This way you can be sure that all formal and legal requirements are met. The application process includes the compilation of the necessary attachments and the communication with the project sponsor as well as the processing of subsequent requests and supplements in terms of technology and business management.

Concentrate on your core business, we relieve you by accompanying the application process.

Project support

We support you beyond the phases of project conception and application. The most important aspect of project monitoring is the support of the call for funds at the project executing agency.

In the case of compliance with deadlines and requirements, we take over the preparation of plan-actual comparisons as well as commercial reporting. In technical reporting to the project executing agencies, we provide feedback on the reports.

Innovation networks and exchange

The central element of innovation networks is the networking and initiation of project plans. We are able to connect you horizontally and vertically along your value chain with other partners. Through insights into other processes, we realize your ideas and stimulate knowledge transfer.

As a network management organization, we bring you together, whether in online meetings, in face-to-face meetings at network partners, or at interesting, network-relevant locations on site.

Your benefits are expert lectures, information on current funding programs, market information, project workshops, laboratory and company tours. We regularly organize interesting and exciting network meetings in different locations.

Ask us today about your networking and cooperation opportunities in the field of innovation networks.

Finding project partners

With the right project partners, you can quickly integrate important know-how into your development project or also establish strategic partnerships for subsequent product sales. As EurA, we have contacts to almost all national universities and a large number of companies.

Finding the right project partners and to coordinate the processes can be time consuming. With us, you have a partner who can manage the project and connect you with the right project partners.

Innovation Workshop

Innovation workshops provide you with professional and technical know-how. Through the innovation workshops, which take place in seminar form in small groups, you will learn about future needs. The workshops stimulate knowledge transfer and support you in finding project partners. The knowledge gained in the innovation workshop provides the basis for further project conceptualization.

EurA organizes workshops in your name or on your behalf. Through our numerous contacts we arrange suitable speakers and can organize the event.

Contact us now for an offer tailored to your needs.

If you are interested in participating in such workshops, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Technology Transfer

The cross-industry exchange of know-how and technologies offers you enormous innovation and sales potential. Through our large network, we find solutions from different industries and fields of knowledge. Aachen branch focuses on cross-industry technology transfer for

The space agency in the German Aerospace Center (DLR)
- Space2Motion
- Space2Agriculture
- Space2Health

the European Space Agency ESA
- Technology transfer from space
- National Broker: SparkFunding
- ESA Business Incubation Center (planned)

- FUTTA (Fusion Technology Transfer Action)
- Fusion for Energy (F4E)

Do you have usable ideas or are you looking for them, please contact us.

Technical advice

You want to introduce a new technology in your company or need the right business model?

Take advantage of our professional know-how. Our employees are specialized academics with technical expertise and have industry experience in a wide range of technology fields. We use the connection of the different fields of knowledge and the know-how of our experts to develop and evaluate technical alternatives for you.

Develop new products, processes and services faster and more safely with our technical consulting. Our experts from the fields of engineering and natural sciences, financing, project management are available to advise you.


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