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ESA Business Incubation Centres (ESA BICs)

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To bridge the gap between idea and actual business, the ESA Business Incubations Centres (ESA BICs) and its associated network, ESINET (European Space Incubators NETwork), are designed to get space to non-space projects off the ground and help them develop into viable businesses.

ESA BIC is an initiative of the ESA Technology Transfer and Promotion Office (TTPO) and its Technology Transfer Programme. TTPO offers space-developed technologies to non-space companies, expanding business for space industry and creating new business and jobs for non-space companies.

ESA BICs are located in different European countries and provide selected start-up companies with operational services and know-how in a state-of-the-art technical environment, including some or all of the following:

  • office space and shared facilities ­
  • provision of "hands-on" assistance and business development support ­
  • access to finance ­
  • access to strategic partnership and networking ­
  • access to engineering support and expertise from ESA experts ­
  • access to ESA resources ­
  • access to international markets and partners through ESINET.

For more information on ESI, please contact:

Frank Salzgeber
Head of ESA Technology Transfer & Promotion Office
ESA/ESTEC
Keplerlaan 1, P.O. Box 299
NL-2200 AG Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)71 565 3910
Fax: +31 (0)71 565 6635
e-mail: frank.salzgeber@esa.int

Mr Bruno Naulais
ESI Manager
ESA/ESTEC
Keplerlaan 1, P.O. Box 299
NL-2200 AG Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)71 565 4711
Fax: +31 (0)71 565 6635
Mobile : +31 653 950 400
e-mail: bruno.naulais@esa.int

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