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ESA Business Incubation Centre Finland

ESA BIC Fin Otakaari 5 Aalto University
ESA BIC Fin Otakaari 5 Aalto University

Spin Your Business to New Heights

ESA Business Incubation Centre Finland, founded in 2017, supports aspiring innovative entrepreneurs and young ambitious start-ups financially and technically to reveal their full business potential, to introduce new technologies to ESA and its industrial partners as well as to transfer existing ESA space technologies and satellites data to be used in terrestrial applications.

The centre encourages and helps ideas and business models targeting many industrial sectors: positioning and navigation, communications, nano satellites, augmented reality, autonomous driving applications, autonomous navigating and flying devices, ships and vehicles, novel materials, robotics, artificial intelligence, innovations specifically for arctic conditions, gaming, and many more.

Apply now and start your journey with ESA!

ESA BIC Finland inside
ESA BIC Finland inside

ESA BIC Finland partners

ESA BIC Finland is working with many companies and organizations.

Technical Support Partners:
Nokia, CGI, SSF, FMI Finnish Meteorological Institute, Aalto University, RUAG Space, Geowise, Tieto, Elisa

Legal Support Partners:
Papula Nevinpat

Financial Partners:
Tekes, OP Financial Group, EBAN

City Partners:
City of Espoo, City of Helsinki, Turku Science Park

Your ESA BIC Finland contact person:  Kimmo Isbjörnssund


ESA BIC Finland
Kimmo Isbjörnssund, ESA BIC Finland Manager
Maarintie 6, 02150 Espoo
Tel: +358 50 443 68 55
emails: kimmo.isbjornssund(at)


Wish to join ESA BIC Finland?

  • Your idea must be based on space-related technology, data, expertise and/or application and target the non-space market (downstream), or propose new innovations of potential interest to the space industry (upstream)
  • Your company must not be older than five years or you are going to start a new company
  • Your company has to be located at and managed from ESA BIC Finland

Join the ESA BIC Finland by these steps

  • Contact the ESA BIC Finland manager Mr. Kimmo Isbjörnssund
  • Download the Permanent Open Call for Proposal for your application guidance
  • Download and fill in the Application Templates on right navigation bar, ready for downloading
  • Send your signed and completed application files to the ESA BIC manager.

Why ESA BIC Finland?

Located at the campus of the highly ranking Aalto University in Espoo, Finland, at the new A Grid start-up and innovation center, ESA BIC Finland will give your business a important boost including office space, financial support and access to a great technology and business support ecosystem.

Europe’s largest start-up event, SLUSH, also a spin-off from Aalto University, is right next door every autumn, alongside with many other events and opportunities. Finland in general and the Helsinki metropolitan area in particular is ranked very highly each year in the global liveability indexes for the best cities to live and locate your business in.

Come have a great time with us and spin your business to new heights!

Incubation Premises

The incubation facilities is at the new A Grid start-up and innovation center, more at

ESA BICs - 20 centres in 16 European countries
ESA BICs - 20 centres in 16 European countries

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