ESA BIC Noordwijk is a joint effort of ESA and the Netherlands Space Office in collaboration with the Rabobank Bollenstreek, TNO, the City of Noordwijk and the Province of South Holland and is managed by SBIC Noordwijk.
The incubation program, that draws from the experience of both ESA and SBIC Noordwijk in this field, offers to starters who are selected the following benefits:
Click here for more information and how to apply for a position in ESA BIC Noordwijk
- Product development incentive up to € 50.000
- Business development loan up to € 50.000
- Technical support (in-kind) up to 80 hrs.
- Business Support (in-kind) valued at min. € 5.000
- Exclusive access to international events
- Access to the international ESA BIC´s community
- Preferred access to office facilities, coaches, experts suppliers and investment capital
On the 4th of November 2013 Minister Henk Kamp of economic affairs visited the Space Business Innovation Centre. Director Sander ten Hoopen of Ideevolutie was asked to present his company to the Minister. With much enthusiasm he showcased his technology with an experimental set-up. Ideevolutie is an innovative techno start-up company and participant of ESA Business Incubation Centre Noordwijk. The company develops high efficiency electrolysis and fuel cell equipment for terrestrial and space applications. This technology can for example be applied in oxygen generation equipment for human space flight.
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot on board. Its flight is controlled either autonomously by computers in the vehicle, or under the remote control of a pilot on the ground or in another vehicle. There are a wide variety of UAV shapes, sizes, configurations, and characteristics. Historically, UAVs were simple remotely piloted aircraft, but autonomous control is increasingly being employed. They become used in a growing number of civil applications, such as policing, firefighting, and nonmilitary security work, such as surveillance of pipelines. UAVs are often preferred for missions that are too “dull, dirty, or dangerous” for manned aircraft.
More information and registration through www.woensdagmorgen.nl
On the 24th of October SBIC Noordwijk organizes a Space Business Innovation Day where you can ask advice and support with the questions you have regarding your (new)business in the fields of subsidies, office accommodation, test facilities, space technology, ESA BIC Noordwijk, administration, finance, technology and patents.
The day starts at 10:00 with a presentation by SBIC Noordwijk and is followed by pre scheduled one-on-one meetings of fifteen minutes with the companies you would like to get in contact with. The Space Business Innovation Day ends at 13:00 with a business lunch.
During the Space Business Innovation Day Coffee, tea a workdesk and internet connection is available.
Participation is free but registration is obliged. Click here to register and for more information.
Recently, Thomas van Dijk, joined the ESA BIC Noordwijk program with his company EverTrust. EverTrust is a company that will develop and sell a cheap robust electricity storage technology. The company is just recently created to incorporate and commercialize ESA’s knowledge of solar-battery systems.
For the seventh consecutive year, the Accenture Innovation Awards are being organized and we are now open for submissions. The Accenture Innovation Awards started in 2007, and was initially aimed at companies within the Communications & High Tech industry. This year, the awards will cover five industries:
On the 16th of July, SBIC Noordwijk organizes in cooperation with TNO and Syntens the workshop: Internet of Things exclusive for ESA BIC Noordwijk incubatees and alumni.
TNO and Syntens share their view on the Internet of Things and its opportunities for SME’s to grow. Now is the time to get your product connected and build new services and revenue streams! Last year the first IoT Innovation Cirlce was started by TNO/Syntens where 5 SME’s, together with their channel partners, build their own integrated IoT business concept. Best practices on this process will be shared and the second innovation circle will be announced, starting in September 2013. There is still room for SME’s with great IoT ideas!
Visit the space exhibition: A Human Adventure where among others ESA BIC Noordwijk Incubatees and Alumni have an exhibit. Visit the exhibition before the 1st of August and receive 15% discount. Go to www.ahumanadventure.nl and use the following code: ESABIC14
Discount applies for 2 persons.
The European Earth Monitoring Competition Copernicus Masters is rewarding ideas and innovative solutions benefitting business and society based on Earth observation data. Entries will be accepted in nine categories from 1 June until 15 September 2013. This year, the BMW Group Research and Technology has joined the competition as new supporting partner, with its “ConnectedDrive” Challenge.
Obtain support from the largest space-related incubation network. Choose your incubation centre from more than 40 incubators worldwide: business incubation services are offered across the world by the ESNC partner regions, the seven ESA Business Incubation Centres, and the incubators of the ESINET network.