Frank Salzgeber is very passionate about the development of space travel and the European Space Programme. He believes that ‘a society that stops exploring stops progressing’ and he is available to speak in Asia!
Frank Salzgeber is the Head of the Technology Transfer Programme Office at the European Space Agency (ESA), whose main mission is to inspire and facilitate the use of space technology, systems and know-how for non-space applications.
Prior to this post, Frank also held the following positions:
- Head of Commercial Development (European Astronaut Department of the Directorate of Human Spaceflight Microgravity and Exploration, ESA)
- Chief Operating Officer (COO and CFO) at an IT start-up headquartered in Munich, Germany (2000 and 2003), which he merged with CANCOM SA.
- account manager and then as a sales manager (Central Europe, US and Czech Republic) for Apple Computer (1993 – 2000) initially as an c. Being genuinely .
Aside from that, Frank:
- is a member of the innovation advisory board of STFC, the boards of directors of European Business Network (EBN)
- was founding chairman of the EIROforum (CERN, EFDA-JET, EMBL, ESA, ESO, ESRF, European XFEL and ILL) working group on Innovation management and knowledge /technology transfer
- is board member of the EBAN Space
- holds a degree in Industrial Engineering
In his role at the Technology Transfer Programme Office, Frank supported over 320 interdisciplinary technology transfers and initiated over 500 new start-ups in the last 10 years through the ESA BIC Programme. This successful framework has been adopted by CERN, Fraunhofer and Airbus Defence and Space. The office aims to strengthen the European competitiveness, and plays an important role in enhancing the capabilities and of the European industry, while broadening its business horizons and creating jobs for its citizens.
This year his team will continue to support 140 new start-ups yearly through the international network of 19 ESA Business Incubation Centres in 35 locations across Europe.
Frank‘s topics revolve around innovation, technology, space, start-ups, entrepreneurship and technology transfer:
- The age of digitalization
- The future of mobility
- Space the next Internet
- How to create 500 new start-ups
- How to find the innovation in everyday in every company and process?
- How to bring innovation from the outside into the company?
- What are the trends for the next 10 years?
- What does Open Innovation really mean?
- Innovation or invention! Isn’t it the same?
- What is the Cambrian explosion of start-ups in the anthropocene?
- How can start-ups help us?
- Cooperate verntures, on the sholder of the giants you see further
- What helps against company blindness?
- Industry 4.0
- LBS ( Location Based Services ) will change the lives of consumers. Will it change my business too?
- See the world from the perspective of a start-up!
- What are the technologies in 2030?
- Will our children fly to the moon? And why our children are the better entrepreneurs!
- Everyone needs more space!