ESA Business Incubation Centre Hungary
ESA Business Incubation Centre Hungary opened 2 July 2018 to support entrepreneurs creating new local start-up companies developing services and applications from using space technology and satellite services.
The centre in managed by the renowned Wigner Research Centre for Physics (RCP), the main research institute in Hungary covering a wide range of topics from particle physics to space physics, and from theoretical physics to applied research.
Wigner RCP is already working with ESA on several programmes as well as on technology transfer activities, being the responsible for the Hungarian National Technology Transfer Initiative.
Space industry solutions for Hungarian start-ups
ESA BIC Hungary objectives are to contribute to the economic development of Hungary, to strengthen business, create jobs and help launching new ventures. Also, the network strives for Hungarian entrepreneurs to launch business abroad.
Being part of the Europe wide ESA BICs network, the Hungarian centre helps ground utilization of space technology, supporting 25 start-ups in Hungary over the initail 5 years for using space technologies in terrestrial services. The centre backs the start-ups with:
- support during their incubation phase by providing accommodation and office services
- support with business and technical expertise
- provide seed money and initial loan equity schemes
- identifying financial partners to provide access to additional funding
- supporting the selected applicants during the execution of the activities in order to achieve successful results;
The ESA Business Incubation Centre Hungary is located in a newly renovated Wigner RCP campus in Csillebérc in the outskirts of Budapest.
Your ESA BIC Hungary contact person: Zsuzsanna Tandi
Zsuzsanna Tandi, ESA BIC Hungary Manager
Hungarian Academy of Sciences‘ Wigner RCP
1121 Budapest, Konkoly-Thege Miklós út 29-33
Tel: +36 1 392 2643
website: ESA BIC Hungary
Wish to join ESA BIC Hungary?
- 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 Hungary
Join the ESA BIC Hungary by these steps
- Contact the ESA BIC Hungary manager Zsuzsanna Tandi
- 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.
The Open Call for Proposal will be issued shortly.
Why ESA BIC Hungary?
A brief Introduction to ESA BIC Hungary here.