Frank Salzgeber

Head of ESA's Innovation & Ventures Office

Frank Salzgeber is a leading expert on innovation, entrepreneurship, technology and trends. He is Head of the ESA Technology Transfer and Business Incubation Office of the European Space Agency ESA.

"A global authority on the topics of innovation and change management"

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  • Innovation, Trends & Future
  • Change & Innovation Management
  • Technologies in 2030
  • What Does Open Innovation Really Mean?
  • Entrepreneurship / Start-Ups
  • Innovation in the Day-to-Day Business, Open Innovation
  • Digital Leadership


He presents in German and English.

How he presents

An inspiring and charismatic speaker, Frank delivers a powerful message on how innovation and technology will shape our future.

In Detail

Prior to this he was the Head of Commercial Development in the European Astronaut Department of the Directorate of Human Spaceflight Microgravity and Exploration at the European Space Agency. Frank is advisor and member on several advisory boards in venture capital funds, international cooperation, start-up companies, and governments. He is also on the board of directors of European Business Network (EBN) and a board member of the EBAN (European Business Angel Network) Space. Prior to joining ESA, Frank held the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO and CFO) at an IT start-up headquartered in Munich which he merged with CANCOM SA. He also spent seven years at Apple Computer covering Central Europe. Frank holds a degree in Graduated Industrial Engineering.


With extensive international experience gained from many years of working with leading research organisations and hundreds of start-ups, Frank communicates the importance and fascination of curiosity to a wide audience. He shows decision makers from all industries why it is important to foster innovation and how to encourage entrepreneurship and disruption.


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