Inspiring and enabling entrepeneurs to turn space-connected ideas into successful commercial businesses

ESA’s Business Incubation Centres (BICs), initiated by ESA's Technology Transfer Programme Office (TTPO), work to inspire entrepreneurs to turn space-connected business ideas into commercial companies, and provide technical expertise and business-development support. Our Business Incubation Centres across European countries support selected entrepreneurs with comprehensive commercial and technical assistance to help them start up businesses that apply space technology to non-space industrial, scientific and commercial fields. ESA BICs help to create viable businesses and new jobs by providing support to more than 130 companies every year in Europe, and more than 400 start-ups companies have received support to date.

ESA
TEC
Economic development
Economic growth
Innovation
Partnerships
Europe
ESA BICS
Programme
Ongoing
Frank Salzgeber; Niels Eldering; Priel Manes