ESA Business Incubation Centre in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, was opened in 2004 and is managed by SBIC Noordwijk B.V. The centre offers financial and business start-up support as well as technical expertise in most areas of space technology and know-how.
Located on the Space Business Park near to ESTEC, the largest ESA site and the scientific and technical heart of ESA, ESA BIC Noordwijk promotes the exchange of knowledge between advanced technology and space activities, as well the exchange of technology and expertise between space programmes and terrestrial applications.
The main mission of ESA BIC Noordwijk is to boost innovative business concepts, using space technology, applications and services in non-space environments.
Together with its First-class partners, ESA BIC Noordwijk inspires entrepreneurs to transfer technologies from the area of space into successful businesses.
ESA BIC Noordwijk is the hub for the commercialization of space technology for earth applications, and offers you the opportunity to:
- Work in an innovative, high-tech entrepreneurial environment
- Be close to the ESA’s biggest research facility – ESA ESTEC
- Be part of the Europe-wide network
- Gain financial, technical and business support
- Innovate your business concept with the use of space technology, applications and/or services in non-space environments
ESA Business Incubation Centre Noordwijk has an open call for proposals, which means that applications can be submitted at any time, but selection for presentation for the Tender Evaluation Board is done on set dates. The terms and conditions to apply are available here.