We are ‘over the moon’ to announce that ESA BIC Noordwijk, part of the Technology Transfer Program of the European Space Agency, will be exhibiting at TUS Expo & RoboBusiness Europe, 19-21 April next in World Forum The Hague, NL.
The ESA BIC initiative was started 13 years ago to help entrepreneurs and start-ups to launch businesses, based on space research and developments.
At the end of 2016 the initiative will have centres in the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, the UK, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Czech Republic, Austria, Ireland and Switzerland, and will be supporting start-ups at over 20 business incubation locations.
Typically, the centres take in new companies and entrepreneurs three or four times a year in a Europe-wide selection process.
In addition to office space, each start-up receives €50.000 in pre-seed funding and are supported in getting additional funding from financial and venture capital investors.
While hosted for two years at one of the centres they have access to international networks, support from national research institutes and industrial partners, as well as business coaching.
ESA BIC Noordwijk will be present at the exhibition of TUS Expo & RoboBusiness Europe with a pavilion, gathering several ESA BIC entities such as ESA Broker Netherlands, Airobot, NL Space Accelerator, European Satellite Navigation Competition and Copernicus Masters.