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ESA Business Incubation Centres

ESA BIC Noordwijk

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ESA Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC) Noordwijk is located at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. A new building (ESIC) near ESTEC for the incubator is on its way and planned to open before April 2011.


ESTEC is the largest ESA site and the scientific and technical heart of ESA.

More than 2000 specialists work here on dozens of space projects: science missions, human spaceflight, exploration, telecommunications, satellite navigation and Earth observation as well as technology development.

The ESA BIC Noordwijk offers business start-up support as well as technical expertise in most areas of space technology and know-how.

Managing ESA BIC Noordwijk

BViT Noordwijk B.V. is contracted to run the ESA BIC Noordwijk and is your contact point for getting support for innovative applications using space technology in non-space fields.

For information, please contact:

ESA BIC Noordwijk
Keplerlaan 1, P.O. Box 299
NL-2200 AG Noordwijk, the Netherlands


ESA BIC Noordwijk: Members and Alumni

Since ESA BIC Noordwijk was established in 2003 many entrepreneurs and start-up companies have been or are being nurtured at this business incubation centre.

The ‘incubatees’ have been divided into the following field of business:

For a complete list see Members and Alumni on the right navigation bar.

How to apply

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ESA BIC Noordwijk has an open call for proposals, which means that applications can be submitted at any time.

The formal application procedure is explained in the Open Call application and template which can be downloaded from the Documentation section on the right navigation bar and used for the application.

The complete proposal, together with all supporting documents, should be submitted electronically and by mail to:

ESA BIC Noordwijk, ESTEC
Mr. Toon Buddingh’
Keplerlaan 1, P.O. Box 299
2200 AG Noordwijk ZH
the Netherlands

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Last update: 31 March 2013

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