Driving the Circular Economy

About IPStar

IPStar is technology transfer partner and member of the MELiSSA Space research consortium. We manage a space technology portfolio in collaboration with an exclusive range of industrial customers in the area of biobased economy, circular technology, sustainability, cleantech and life sciences. We offer the opportunity to tap into cutting edge space technology in the following areas:

  • Water Treatment
  • Waste Management & Recycling Technology
  • Air Quality & Regeneration Technology
  • Controlled Food production & Preparation
  • Analyzers and Sensory Technology
  • Biosafety and Acceptance
  • System Analysis
  • Life sciences
  • System Tools: modelling, simulation & design

IPStar focuses on business development and spin outs for terrestrial exploitation of sustainable technologies emanating from the MELiSSA space program and from its international research partners. To this end we have started the development of a circular economy experience and business platform: SEMiLLA Metabolic Hub. Click here for more information.

IPStar BV was established in 2005 by Hans de Swart (MSc, MBA) who was joined shortly thereafter by Rob Suters (LLM) and was one of the first companies established in the ESA space incubator initiative in Noordwijk in The Netherlands.