Fact sheet

Why ESA Business Incubation in Belgium ?

The ESA Space Solutions Belgium is a national program launched in 2018 and is managed by Verhaert, in collaboration with Imec and Galaxia Space Innovation. Incubation is organised in Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels.

To get your product or service market ready and off the ground we tap into the rich opportunities by connecting to the space industry, the local industry, universities, research organisations, government and investor communities. ESA Business Incubation centers form the largest single incubation network in Europe.

Together with our partner network, ESA Space Solution Belgium is the program for entrepreneurs with some space connection. This means either exploiting a space technology in a non-space related business on Earth or using a technology from Earth for an application related to Space.

 

Our start-ups
Total startups to date
Current number of startups
Support per start-up
Av. funding/ start-up
50k
Tech support/ start-up (hrs)
80
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About ESA Business Incubation in Belgium

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.

Ready for incubation?

Find out how and when to apply

You can submit your application at any time and, in any of the BIC (the campaigns highlighted below are simply the three soonest upcoming campaigns).

To apply, select the BIC that is most convenient to you (see map of possible options "here") and contact them.

Closing date in

55th Selection Campaign Bavaria

5 november 2018

55th Selection Campaign Estonia

8 november 2018

55th Selection Campaign Bavaria

5 november 2018

55th Selection Campaign Estonia

8 november 2018

Meet Our Start-ups

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