Founded in August 2003, OMNIDEA is a Portuguese small to medium enterprise (SME) incubated in the European Space Agency (ESA. After an initial period in the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) of ESA in Noordwijk (The Netherlands), Omnidea evolved into an independent company and, even though its ties to ESA remain as strong as ever, it has definitely achieved critical dimension. Amongst the highlights of its brief history we emphasize the victory achieved, with the ENERGON project, in the “New Venture Business Plan” competition held in the Netherlands in 2004, but also the portfolio of submitted patents that grant Omnidea a comfortable starting position into its technology oriented future.