From Earth to Space - From Space to Earth

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Business Incubation Centre in Finland was founded in 2017 to support aspiring innovative entrepreneurs and young ambitious start-ups financially and technically to reveal their full space potential. We are part of the wide European ESA-BIC network. We help you to introduce new technologies to the ESA and its partner network or to transfer existing ESA space technologies from hardware to data such as satellite data to terrestrial uses, whether consumer, business or both. We welcome ideas and business models proposing New Space solutions and technologies from positioning and navigation to communications, robotics, nanosatellites, Augmented Reality, autonomous driving, self-navigating and self-flying devices, ships and vehicles, novel materials, Artificial Intelligence, innovations specifically for arctic conditions, gaming, just to mention a few. As long at least a part of your business model is soundly based on utilizing or improving space solutions, you are welcome to send us your proposal. Finally, the sky is NOT a limit! APPLY NOW AND START YOUR JOURNEY WITH ESA! You can also contact Mr. Kimmo Isbjörnssund, ESA BIC Finland Manager

Start-Ups
Total startups to date (including Alumni)
3
Current Incubatees
3
Support per Start-Up
Funding
€50K
Technical (hours)
80
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The European Space Agency’s Business Incubation Centre in Finland is located at the campus of the globally highly ranking Aalto University in Espoo, at the new A Grid start-up and innovation center. ESA BIC Finland will give your business a boost including office space, financial support and access to a great technology and business support ecosystem. Our partner in the Turku region in South-Western Finland is Turku Science Park. Europe’s largest start-up event, SLUSH, also a spin-off of Aalto University is our neighbor every Autumn, alongside with many other events and opportunities.

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

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