DOWN TO EARTH - COMMERCIALIZING SPACE TECHNOLOGIES FOR A SUSTAINABLE EARTH
Down to Earth is a Swedish ten-year initiative that involves space agencies, companies and universities seeking to identify sustainable solutions inspired by space technologies. Down to Earth targets current and global challenges by specifically showing how space missions deal with scarce resources, such as energy, water, air and living space. The space sector is an untapped source of know-how with a huge potential for technology transfers to Earth-bound businesses. The goal is industrial renewal, job creation and sustainable growth, which requires new thinking and new methods. Down to Earth catalyses challenge-driven innovation processes aiming to co-create the next generation of products and services that lead to new businesses and ventures and exciting new jobs for young people.
THE DOWN TO EARTH TEAM
The Down to Earth project was initiated by Umbilical Design, a Swedish company in the area of design for space applications and for technology-transfer from the space sector to other industries. Umbilical Design has worked with NASA, ESA and with projects across many industries. The company was founded 2001 by industrial designer Cecilia Hertz. See the full story at: umbilicaldesign.se