Frank has built the largest Space Entrepreneurship network in the world. His team has initiated over 370 industry transfers and supported over 1200 start-ups. He promotes the Directorate of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications which has additionally supported over 1000 downstream business cases. His team supports the Industry to work with ESA, VC to connect to start-ups and help New Space companies into Orbit and on the moon. ESA Space Solutions is present in over 66 locations across Europe with partners world-wide. Passionate about the importance of human space flight and the European Space Programme, Frank believes that “a society that stops exploring stops progressing”.