We have partners all over the world

Umbilical Design is a Swedish company but has an international mind-set. Since its start 2001, Umbilical Design has worked with ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA and has an extensive network covering everything from large companies to individual contacts in the entire world.

·      Being the Swedish Space Broker we have partners from 15 different countries in Europe. All Space Brokers are at the core innovation companies and can provide expertise within innovation and space technology transfer in all projects we engage in.

·      In 2010 Umbilical Design was part of the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. The innovation process Down to Earth was presented; a process for commercializing materials, technologies and solutions from space. Umbilical Design co-founded the concept and process with the International Business School in Jönköping and at the World Expo the first Down to Earth case made for Electrolux, Academedia and the municipality of Lidköping was presented.

·      The ÅF Group is a leader in technical consulting with over 8000 employees, with expertise founded on more than a century of experience and is Umbilical Design’s technical partner. In different projects we activate and bring in experts both on national and international level from our extensive network.

·      Umbilical Design is part of the global space architecture network SpaceArchitect.org; an inclusive global network that promotes research and dialogue about human living in space: Space Architecture.

·      ITB Inc. is an American engineering and technology company, and has been a supplier to NASA for many years. Umbilical Design has had a strategic partnership since years, mainly centred on the annual NASA/ESA conference “International Workshop on Environment and Alternative Energy”.

·      Umbilical Design is part of The Baltic Sea Commission board. Through this role we have the opportunity to work with sustainability and create an impact. The Baltic Sea Commission is one of the 6 Geographical Commissions that make up the backbone of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (CPMR).  Founded in 1996, the Baltic Sea Commission now brings together around 25 Regions from 6 States from the European Union and beyond. It functions as an important forum for constructive debate and the sharing of best practice on common issues and concerns across the Baltic Sea area, the Baltic Sea Commission actively contributes to the reflections of the CPMR and to the preparation of its policy positions, whilst at the same time acting as a think tank and as a lobby for the regions around the Baltic Sea.