The European Patent Office (EPO), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) have initiated a collaboration through a series of space-themed “Patent insight reports”. These publicly available studies analyse global patent filing data to identify major trends and developments in specific sub-domains of the space sector. The second study resulting from this partnership titled “Quantum technologies and space” has just been published.

In addition to the new publication, on 9 November 2021 ESPI will host a dedicated webinar to present key findings of the study “Quantum technologies and space”. Registration to this webinar is free of charge.

This new study addresses space applications of quantum technologies. The first study of this series, exploiting patent statistics in the domain of Cosmonautics, was published in July 2021. This collaboration will continue next year with another study of the patents issued in the space sector, in a domain which will soon be defined.

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