Industrial Partners

SWATNET also establishes a coordinated way to involve industrial partners as part of the doctoral training, giving students a unique opportunity to obtain related practical skills and valuable contacts:

Aboa Space Research Oy

ASRO is innovative partner designing and manufacturing electronic systems for various measurement and data handling purposes as a part of clients R&D activities for space and industrial applications. ASRO is a privately-owned company in Turku, Finland; founded in 1999. ASRO has a long experience from space segment projects, some staff members already having over 30-year career in particle instrumentation and developing reliable systems for demanding environments. Currently ASRO has 12 employees with proven skills and know-how in space technology, analog and digital electronics, embedded software, radiation detection, space debris observation and Solar-Terrestrial science. ASRO is participating in following space projects:

  • ALTIUS is ozone layer monitoring mission. ASRO responsible for delivering optical filter and its control electronics.
  • In MU-O project ASRO delivers radiation dosimeters for the new NASA’s Artemis-1 mission.
  • LAGRANGE project is ESA’s up-coming mission for space weather monitoring. ASRO is designing electronics for an X-ray instrument.
  • In MFM project ASRO is developing the smallest possible fluorescence microscope in ESA’s technology program.

Fluid Gravity Engineering Limited

NEXT ingegneria dei sistemi

NEXT Ingegneria dei Sistemi S.p.A. is a strategic company at national level with a strong experience in the Defence, Space, and Cybersecurity markets. NEXT is a private Italian Company founded in 1999, and in 2018 joined Defence Tech Industrial Group, a totally Italian consortium. The company provides IT systems, services, and products in field of Information Technology for Aerospace, Defence, Transport, Telecommunications, Public Administration and Finances.  NEXT is an engineering company qualified for conceiving, developing, and integrating complex systems with high level technological content and it is structured into four lines of business / strategic areas: Defence (Naval, Land, Aeronautic and Missiles), Space, Security Finance and Transportation, Leonardo ENAV and Fincantieri. Today NEXT employees about 200 people distributed among its Headquarter in Rome and other offices in Avezzano (L’Aquila), Napoli, La Spezia, Taranto and the Netherlands. In the Space, System Engineering Business Unit, employing currently about 40 workers, NEXT has developed over the years in the aerospace sector skills on ground and on-board software development, mission analysis and engineering, system engineering support, ground segment subsystems supply, ground segment system Engineering and AIV, satellite integration and testing, space system operations support, space applications, big data management and analytics. Aerospace expertise and know-how comes from previous experiences in EC and ESA R&D Projects,  as well as extended tasks activities for Space stakeholder.

Present Technologies

Present Technologies is an innovation company with over 20 years of experience providing world-class software solutions. We partake in the space ecosystem providing GNSS and Space Weather monitoring products for the aviation sector, focused on improving safety of GNSS-based landing procedures.

Space Applications Services

Space Applications (SAS) is an independent, privately owned Belgian company founded in 1987. We operate primarily in Europe and the USA with an office in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, a subsidiary in Houston, Texas and a presence in various other locations. We research and develop innovative systems, solutions and products and provide services to the aerospace and security markets and related industries:

  • Specify, design, develop, integrate and deliver mission critical systems, robotic systems, ground segments, command and control centres and spacecraft payloads.
  • Provide end-to-end services that include the development and operation of scientific, engineering and software solutions to meet the needs of the customer, such as a complete space system.
  • Provide expert support and consultancy services for complex, multi-disciplinary and specialist science, engineering, training and operations activities.

SAS has many years of involvement in space weather related activities, and is also active in the development of software systems in support of aerospace systems and missions, including requirements analysis, system design, software development as well as prototyping in most fields of mission control, including monitoring & control of robotics, planning & scheduling, simulation, and definition and implementation of user interfaces using state-of-the-art GUI (Graphical User Interface) technology and tools. SpaceApps brings space software and systems engineering, software development relevant MMI expertise to the team. SpaceApps has a deep understanding of the space environment, and has performed several similar types of projects for ESA and the European Commission framework research programmes (FP7 and Horizon 2020) in the space weather area.