Applications Business Innovation

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The European Space Agency is ATGs biggest client. They are an international organisation with 22 member states with sites in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, UK and Belgium. ESA is Europes gateway to Space!

ESAs Downstream Business Applications Department is responsible for the promotion of business applications and services and the development of new applications and services within the business applications domain.As part of this, the Countries and Outreach Office supports the identification of growth opportunities in downstream applications markets and the associated opportunities for ESA Business Applications. This also includes the creation of partnerships with user communities and industry bodies and fora. The purpose of the Applications Business Innovation Service is to stimulate a range of new applications that utilize and integrate different space assets, resulting inimproved or new services for the citizens of Europe on a regional or national scale.

  • Assist in preparation of the ESA Business Applications (BA) Countries and Outreach strategy;
  • Identify User Communities and their Requirements;
  • Identify suitable Space capabilities;
  • Inform and educate potential Users;
  • Interface with dedicated user groups in accordance with the objectives of ESA Business Applications;
  • Promote the uptake of new Business Applications projects in identified ESA member states;
  • Undertake business intelligence analysis in market sectors and specific countries of relevance to TIA;
  • Assess the impact that technology trends (e.g. Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, robotics and automation) have in the market and the derived opportunities for space-based business applications;
  • Undertake outreach activities for establishing contacts with user communities, industry fora, and relevant stakeholders;
  • 20 Short duration European missions (2 days per trip) during the duration of this contract;
  • 3 Medium duration European missions to ESTEC (1 week per trip) during the duration of this contract.
Ideal Candidate: 
  • Masters degree or equivalent qualification in Physics, Engineering or Economic/Business studies;
  • Significant experience in market development and business intelligence, preferably applied to some of the market sectors of relevance to space based applications;
  • Sound knowledge of the overall space applications market, including the main space actors (technology suppliers, satellite operators, service providers);
  • Familiarity with the underlying space technologies (i.e. satellite communications, navigation and Earth Observation);
  • Good analytical, strategic and problem solving skills;
  • Systematic work, creativity and an innovative attitude;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills;
  • High standard of document drafting;
  • Ability to work effectively both within a small team and in an autonomous way;
  • Willing to travel to ESA establishments and/or other European locations;
  • Comfortable in an international working environment;
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken
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