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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. 
 

Our Start-ups
Total startups up to date
6
Current number of startups
6
Support per start-up
Financial Support per start-up
50k
tech support (hrs)
80
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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.

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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Success Story

Estonia boosts space spin-offs

7 November 2017

ESA’s 17th Business Incubation Centre opened today in Estonia to support entrepreneurs for turning space technology and satellite services into terrestrial business ventures.