Frank Salzgeber

Head of Technology Transfer Programme Office at European Space Agency

Frank is Head of ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme Office. Prior this post he was the Head of Commercial Development in European Astronaut Department of ESA’s Directorate of Human Spaceflight Microgravity and Exploration. Before joining ESA, Frank held the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO and CFO) at an IT start-up headquartered in Munich, Germany, between 2000 and 2003. Frank also spent seven years with Apple Computer, 1993–2000, initially as an account manager and later as a sales manager covering central Europe. He holds a degree in Graduated Industrial Engineering, and is genuinely passionate about the importance of human space flight and the European space programme, saying ‘a society that stops exploring, stops progressing’. Frank is member of the advisory board of the Triangle Venture Capital Group, the boards of directors of European Business Network (EBN).