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Join our network

A community with a shared vision is a great source of motivation, so join the world’s largest incubation network.

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Launch with €50,000

Building prototypes and registering patents fast is essential and made possible with the ESA BIC grant.

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Access ESA expertise

Resolve technical challenges by accessing technical support and expertise from ESA “rocket scientists” and experts.

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Consult our team

Everyone needs help to succeed, receive business assistance from a dedicated ESA BIC programme manager.

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Reach global investors

Investors are a great way to bring money and know-how into a start-up, we give you special access to investors.

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Get office facilities

Having a place to work with professional meeting facilities and great coffee, means you can focus on your start-up.

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Get special opportunities

Having the right connections is important, so get exclusive opportunities to work with industry and discover tenders.

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Beat the competition

It’s great to win awards and especially when they come with cash prizes and exposure, so we ensure you don’t miss out.

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Receive greater exposure

An association with a powerful brand can deliver great benefits and open doors and the ESA brand is recognised globally.

Innovating from space to earth

24 months of ESA BIC Austria incubation
ESA BIC Austria
The incubator for space-related technologies
When you have a space connection, you can apply to our ESA BIC Austria incubation programme. It’s the place for entrepreneurs from research centres, universities, space and non-space business seeking to realise their innovative ideas and transfer technologies from space to other areas of the economy.
Providing space to succeed
Join our network
A community with a shared vision is a great source of motivation, so join the world's largest incubation network.
Launch with €50,000
Building prototypes and registering patents fast is essential and made possible with the ESA BIC grant.
Access ESA expertise
Resolve technical challenges by accessing technical support and expertise from ESA "rocket scientists" and experts.
Consult our team
Everyone needs help to succeed, receive business assistance from a dedicated ESA BIC programme manager.
Reach global investors
Investors are a great way to bring money and know-how into a start-up, we give you special access to investors.
Get office facilities
Having a place to work with professional meeting facilities and great coffee, means you can focus on your start-up.
Get special opportunities
Having the right connections is important, so get exclusive opportunities to work with industry and discover tenders.
Beat the competition
It's great to win awards and especially when they come with cash prizes and exposure, so we ensure you don't miss out.
Receive greater exposure
An association with a powerful brand can deliver great benefits and open doors and the ESA brand is recognised globally.
Our Values
Supporting space tech start-ups
Identity
The identity that comes with space is astronomical
Space inspires us all to think big and consider the unknown. It makes us think about bleeding-edge technologies and the extent of human imagination and capability. When you join a powerful network with ESA BIC you belong to an inspirational ideal.
ESA BIC Identity vp
Funding
A money map makes it easier to navigate the funding jungle
Accessing the right funding early on in your development can make the difference between growing fast and not growing at all. We are here to help you identify appropriate funding programmes and then apply for them.
Development
Lean development is the sure way to reduce risk
Even the biggest visions need to start somewhere, which is why we will work with you to define your early milestones and implement the latest lean methodologies to reduce risk in your start-up.
What our incubatees say
The various services provided by the ESA BIC Austria Team have helped us a lot.
The various services provided by the ESA BIC Austria team have helped us a lot throughout the whole entrepreneurial spectrum, reaching from funding aspects to pitch training and marketing.
Julian Jank
Aeroficial Intelligence - Data Driven Solutions
Your journey to incubation
Launches here!
The application process helps us evaluate your project based on its space technology, whether using space technologies or expertise for applications in a non-space environment. It should be innovative, technology-driven and either at an early stage or ready for commercial development.

Upcoming application deadlines:

10 - 03 - 2020  • 17:00hr
08 - 06 - 2020 • 17:00hr
27 - 11 - 2020    • 17:00hr
Open call documents
  1. Get in contact
    Now that you know how we can support you, it is time to get in touch with us! Fill in our form and we'll contact you in order to discuss your business proposal. If it is a good fit, we will suggest you download and complete the open call documents.
  2. Download documents
    If all looks good, we'll ask you to complete and sign the application documents found here. These should be sent to spacesolutions@sciencepark.at along with a cover letter, incubation proposal, and business plan and any related appendixes as required.
  3. Tender evaluation
    Once your application has been received we will evaluate your proposal and if successful you will be invited to present your proposal at the next Tender Evaluation Board meeting. The TEB is responsible for selecting projects for incubation.
  4. Join our space community
    If successful at the TEB, you will be invited to join our 24-month incubation programme at the next intake. We will send you the contracts to sign and welcome you onboard.
Let's launch your start-up with space
Your journey to incubation with ESA BIC Austria starts here.

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