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Innovation in space technology

Switzerland is home to one of 16 European Space Agency Business Incubation Centres (ESA BICs). Launched in November 2016, the Swiss-based ESA BIC seeks to inspire entrepreneurs to develop earthly applications of space-related technologies and turn them into commercial enterprises that address challenges in industries such as energy and communications.

The potential of technologies in what the ESA calls "Space 4.0 – The Next Era of Space" – from higher data transmission (and thus faster Internet connections) to improved solar energy production, weather forecasting and natural disaster monitoring – is both huge and indisputably relevant to the insurance and reinsurance industry.

The Swiss Re Foundation supports ETH Zurich, which leads the ESA BIC Switzerland in cooperation with partners.

ESA Business Incubation Centre Switzerland

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ESA BIC seeks to inspire entrepreneurs to develop earthly applications of space related technologies.

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