ESA BIC Austria Open Call

Launch your business with space
Grab your chance and apply before October 2024
Thank you for your applications!
Your journey to incubation
launches here!
We look for:

Entrepreneurs, start-ups, SMEs, researchers and students seeking to create or boost their businesses by using space technology, data or systems and generate impact on Earth.

Eligibility criteria:

• Clear space connection (Not sure you have one? Take a look at our guidelines)
• Companies up to 5 years old or natural persons
• (for companies) Legal representatives hold more than 50% of the capital voting rights
• Availability to locate the business in Styria or in Lower Austria

Application process:

This helps us evaluate your project based on European standardised criteria including the space connection and business and technical feasibility. Your idea should be innovative, technology-driven, scalable and implemented by an ambitious team! Check the evaluation criteria in the Open Call documents below!
  1. Download and fill in documents
    Complete and sign the application documents found to the left (Open Call Documents). Should any question arise (don’t worry, this is rather usual!) do not hesitate to contact us at! We are available to provide clarifications on any question (e.g. eligibility, content, funding).
  2. Submit application
    The signed Business Application Proposal documents should be digitally submitted to before the submission deadline.
  3. Evaluation
    Once your application has been received the Tender Opening Board (TOB) will check your proposal’s admissibility to the Call and, if successful, you will be invited to present at the Tender Evaluation Board (TEB), where your proposal’s content will be evaluated.
  4. Join our space community
    If successful at the TEB, you will be invited to join our incubation programme. We will send you the contracts to sign and welcome you onboard!
Open Call Documents

Next application deadline

October 2024

Do I fit?

Not sure if you fit and want to send us an outline of your idea before applying?

Still have questions?

Find our answers to all FAQs.
Space connection
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“Space connection” doesn’t mean rocket science! Develop innovative solutions for rockets and satellites, use satellite navigation, communication or imagery about Earth to create a new paradigm in mobility, environment, health and so forth, and make your dent in this world!
Science Park Graz Academy
Our pre-incubation programme
The academy is an 8-week programme designed to prepare you for presenting your start-up in front of our Selection Board (AplusB or ESA BIC Austria), an international body of experts that decides who gets incubated.

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