Launch your business with space

ESA BIC Austria is part of the new ESA Space Solutions Centre in Austria, managed by Science Park Graz, your go-to place for space innovation in Austria.

Opened in 2016 as part of the Europe-wide BIC network, managed and coordinated by Science Park Graz (headquarter), in close partnership with accent Inkubator, Local Incubation Partner (LIP), ESA BIC Austria draws on both organisation’s outstanding track record in high-tech business incubation. With more than 18 years' experience in business incubation, they have so far supported more than 300 technology and innovation projects.
10 companies per year get a superb package from ESA BIC Austria: impactful business and technical support, the integration in the European-wide space start-up network built by all ESA BICs, zero-equity funding of Eur 50.000, international visibility and the credibility of the ESA brand.
In addition, the companies benefit from the powerful and prosperous Austrian ecosystem, strongly connected to our partners:

  • Main partners are the Aeronautics and Space Agency (ALR) of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), the Styrian Business Promotion Agency (SFG), the City of Graz, Brimatech Services GmbH, Steiermärkische Sparkasse, accent Inkubator as well as the Federal State of Lower Austria.
  • Local partners include Graz University of Technology, Medical University of Graz, University of Graz, FH Joanneum - University of Applied Sciences, CAMPUS 02 University of Applied Sciences, Human.technology Styria (HTS), Green Tech Cluster Styria, AC Styria Autocluster, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Joanneum Research, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) and CERN Technology.

Find out more at: www.esa-bic.at

Managing Companies

Ready to take off

Science Park Graz (SPG) is the high-tech incubator for Graz, Styria and beyond. Our mission is to support academics from all scientific disciplines with business ideas in the early phase of their start-up plans with advice, coaching, infrastructure and funding. Only innovative companies with a high-growth potential are accompanied up to 18 months on their way to international success.