Mvine wins contract from European Space Agency

Published: February 24, 2023 in

Innovation Martlesham company to build Digital Twin technology powered by space assets for emergency services.

A new contract has been awarded by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Business Applications and Space Solutions (BASS) Programme this month to a consortium led by Mvine Limited, for a new Demonstration Project co-funded under ESA’s ARTES 4.0 element. This will run for 18 months and to a budget of 970,000 EUR (1.03M USD; 0.86M GBP). The contract award reinforces Mvine’s existing capabilities in creating secure telecom-connected real-time digital marketplaces and its strategic positioning in producing digital twin solutions.

This contract award comes after a stringent process by ESA to evaluate all architectural, technical and commercial aspects of the proposed Demonstration Project which will deliver a feature rich Digital Twin for use by emergency services commanders and frontline officers in the context of a mass casualty incident. Mvine is Prime contractor and is working with four partner companies selected for their own specialisations, technical know-how and access to the market: Bedeque Limited; Digital Creativity in Disability Limited; Dynamic Devices Limited; CGA Simulation Limited.

Frank Joshi, director at Mvine, said: “Mvine is pleased to enter into contract with such a prestigious organisation as the European Space Agency and we look forward to delivering on time and on budget. Our Contractor’s team (comprising Prime and Subcontractors) are self-motivated and well-organised to deliver successfully on all milestones.”

“Throughout the project, the emphasis is always on the meaningful use of space and space assets, both existing and upcoming constellations. Combined with ad-hoc mesh networks, including 5G and other technologies, this contract means placing exciting innovation into the hands of those who need it,” said Frank Joshi.

Volker Schumacher, Technical Officer at the European Space Agency, said: “Mvine has successfully led the consortium through the ESA Business Applications programme’s bidding process and is now pleased to see work starting on this Demonstration project which will hopefully be contributing significantly to enhancing the capabilities of the involved public safety stakeholder community.

Mvine is one of the Innovation Martlesham companies  who share the Adastral Park site at Martlesham Heath, Suffolk alongside BT Applied Research.

Mvine participates in BT’s Digital Industries Innovation Hub and BT’s Health Innovation Hub

For more information please contact: Joseph Spear, Director of Communications

About Mvine

Mvine Limited is a BT Approved Supplier working Green side and Red side. Digital innovators since 2004, it is perhaps best known for its work in providing cyber-secure collaboration portals, in use in the financial services sector as virtual deal rooms and in other industries as procurement portals and as diversity/equality portals. The company has also pursued identity management and its technology is use in the telecoms sector for federated authentication and in other industries for single sign on identity, authentication and authorisation. Learn more about the company online at

About European Space Agency

ESA Space Solutions is the go-to place for great business ideas involving space in all areas of society and economy. Our mission is to support companies - small and large - in Europe in the development of products and services using satellite applications and space technologies.

ESA Space Solutions and Business Applications are part of ESA’s ARTES (Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems) 4.0 Programme and provide different types of funding opportunities such as Kick-Starts, Feasibility Studies and Demonstration Projects. ESA contributes with its financial support, technical expertise, business mentoring, and access to its networks and branding. We can also support your ideas of transferring space technology into non-space markets or vice versa. You might be interested to apply for our different funding opportunities.





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