The ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Lazio in Italy was founded in 2005, today managed by the Italian company Lazio Innova, an in-house company of the local Government of Regione Lazio, which acquired BIC Lazio at the end of 2017. Lazio Innova represents the unique regional interlocutor for companies, start-ups, local authorities, the world of research, professionals and citizens for innovation, the granting of subsidies and financing, the promotion of entrepreneurship and, more in general, the economic development of Lazio.
ESA BIC Lazio allows startups and young entrepreneurs to exploit the opportunity to carry out innovative entrepreneurial projects based on the use of space technology and data, in a highly scientific, stimulating and creative environment, relying on the technical support of ESA and ASI (Italian Space Agency) experts and on a specialized tutorship and mentorship service by Lazio Innova for the development of the business idea.
It is located at the Open Innovation Hub in Rome Tecnopolo, Italy, which is situated near the European Space Research Institute (ESRIN) in Frascati, Italy.

Funding Partners
Local Government of Regione Lazio
ASI - Italian Space Agency

Other Partners
KET LAB: high rate of scientific innovation Italian pole for the technology transfer for the SMES
EEN: The Enterprise Europe Network helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions.
EBN: network of around 150 quality-certified EU|BICs (business and innovation centres) and 100 other organisations that support the development and growth of innovative entrepreneurs.

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
  • Download and fill in the Application Template
  • Send your signed and completed application files to the ESA BIC manager.