On 26 and 27 February 2020 Rolf-Dieter Fischer, Director of DLR Technology Marketing, invited a Polish delegation consisting of approximately 15 representatives of science networks and leading technology companies to the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) site in Berlin-Adlershof.
Poland has longstanding experience in the field of spaceflight and is a key neighbouring and partner country for DLR. Over the last year, DLR and the Polish Agencja Rozwoju Przemyslu S.A (ARP, Industrial Development Agency) signed a cooperation agreement with the goal of working more closely together in future. Both partners have a common interest in the successful technology transfer of Polish and German research findings to commercial applications.
Polish-German Science to Business Workshop seals close collaboration
The Polish delegation’s visit to Berlin was the next logical step in bringing the cooperation agreement to fruition. In addition to lectures and tours, the participants were able to gain further insight into collaborative topics of mutual interest, identify specific opportunities for cooperation and agree upon the next steps. In particular, technology and applications from space travel can be further developed by the companies into new, innovative products. As such, there was particular focus on data and services from Earth observation, the monitoring of the ionosphere and solutions for security tasks and crisis management. There was also plenty of interest in robotics, the simulation of complex systems – in transport, for instance – and developments in microsystems technology, software and sensor systems.
“For DLR, the workshop offered an ideal framework for exchanging ideas with the leading Polish technological companies in the space sector,” says Fischer. “Our expectations on a wide range of cooperation topics, both in research and development and for direct technology transfer, were well and fully met.”