WHY ESA BIC ESTONIA
Estonian companies have been in active cooperation with ESA for 5 years. Several studies and technology audits have been carried out, and the outcome showed excellent Estonian space capabilities and capacities. They also showed that Estonian companies and R&D institutions possess serious potential for developing services and applications from space-related technologies.
ESA BIC Estonia is part of the Europe-wide ESA BIC network, offering access to ESA expertise, knowledge and data, laboratory and testing facilities of the participating universities and hands on business development support from the incubation centre teams.
“We aim at being the most advanced digital society in the world and launch new start-ups in the field of European space technology,” says Andrus Kurvits.
About ESA BIC Estonia
ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Estonia opened during European Space Week in Tallinn on 7 November 2017.
Tartu Science Park together with the Estonian Space Office and various local actors, is setting up ESA BIC Estonia, the 17th ESA Business Incubation Centre in Europe and the first one in the Baltic States. The implementation and the ongoing management of the Estonian incubation centre will be lead by Tartu Science Park in cooperation with Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol and six other consortium partners. The physical locations will be in the two major cities of Estonia, Tallinn and Tartu.