a strong incubation partnership

The ESA Business Incubation in Belgium is operated by 2 incubation partners with proven track record. IMEC.iStart & Gallaxia Space Innovation (WSL).
In Wallonia the incubation centers are located in Redu in Galaxia business park and Liège in WSL.
One of the locations is close to the REDU ESA Satellite operation center in Belgium. As a natural consequence of the variety of satellites operated by ESA from Redu, ESA BIC Wallonie Redu is aimed at companies specialized in telecommunications, Earth observation, navigation systems as well as integrated applications.
The business incubation centre stands as an avant-garde platform for start-ups with its directly link by a set of high-performance optical fibers to ESA Redu Centre. This unique link provides fresh data collected from satellites for immediate processing and analysis. Furthermore, companies hosted at ESA BIC Wallonie Redu have the exclusive privilege of having access to send commands to satellites which drastically can improve their development and business.
In Flanders the incusbation centers are located in Gent and Leuven.
We provide start-up companies with a one-stop-shop solution, allowing access to ESA knowledge, experts and infrastructure, as well as services of professional business guidance, leading to successful growth of its start-up companies.

Wish to join an ESA BIC?

  • Your idea must be based on space-related technology, expertise and/or application and target the non-space market
  • Your company must not be older than five years or you are going to start a new company
  • Your company have to be located at and managed from your preferred ESA BIC


How to apply?

  • Choose ESA BIC where you wish to locate your business
  • Contact the ESA BIC manager (email to: )
  • Download the Permanent Open Call for Proposal for your application guidance, see right navigation links
  • Download and fill in the Application Template, see right navigation links
  • Send your signed and completed application files to the ESA BIC manager.