ESA Business Incubation Centre in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, was opened in 2004 and is managed by SBIC Noordwijk B.V. The centre offers business start-up support as well as technical expertise in most areas of space technology and know-how.

Located at the Space Business Park near to ESTEC, the largest ESA site and the scientific and technical heart of ESA, ESA BIC Noordwijk promotes the exchange of knowledge between advanced technology and space activities, as well as the exchange of technology and expertise between space programmes and terrestrial applications.

The main mission of ESA BIC Noordwijk is to boost innovative business concepts, using space technology, applications and services in non-space environments.
Together with its first-class partners, ESA BIC Noordwijk inspires entrepreneurs to transfer technologies from the area of space into successful businesses.
ESA BIC Noordwijk is the hub in The Netherlands for the commercialization of space technology for earth applications. It offers you the opportunity to:

  • Work in an innovative, high-tech entrepreneurial environment;
  • Be close to ESA’s biggest research facility - ESA ESTEC;
  • Be part of a Europe-wide network;
  • Access financial, technical and business support;
  • Innovate your business concept with the use of space technology, applications and/or services in non-space environments.

Join Us
ESA Business Incubation Centre Noordwijk has an open call for proposals, which means that applications can be submitted at any time but selection for presentation for the Tender Evaluation Board is done on set dates.
The terms and conditions to apply are available here


Managing Companies

Ready to take off

Space Business Innovation Centre ( SBIC ) Noordwijk offers an impressive base to work from, allowing you to grow your business within a lively environment where you will have access to skills, knowledge, equipment, experience of similar individuals and companies and access to international events.
Located on the Space Business Park, close the ESA/ESTEC, the biggest research facility from the European Space Agency, and within an half hour from Amsterdam, Leiden, Rotterdam and The Hague it is the perfect location for businesses.

Our Partners

Ready to take off

Rabobank Bollenstreek
ESA BIC Noordwijk

Rabobank Bollenstreek is one of the 139 independent local Rabobank branches in the Netherlands. Firmly based at the heart of society, we are committed, local and trendsetting in our range of services.

ESA BIC Noordwijk

The Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB is active in lobbying in the fields of driving, mobility, travel and recreation. It offers a wide range of services and products related to roadside assistance, medical and repatriation assistance abroad, and in the areas of recreation, tourism and mobility.

ESA BIC Noordwijk

The Zirkzee Group is a professional accountancy and tax consulting firm with over 90 employees in several branches.

Haseltine Lake
ESA BIC Noordwijk

Haseltine Lake is a major European Intellectual Property practice, providing IP services to clients throughout the world.

ESA BIC Noordwijk

PNO is Europe’s largest independent public funding advisory, annually raising over € 1 billion on behalf of its 4000+ clients and supporting more than of 150 European projects on a yearly basis.

ESA BIC Noordwijk

Science [&] Technology is a R&D Services company for Space, Science and Defence. S[&]T improves technology readiness via dedicated projects or personnel in upstream systems engineering and downstream scientific software projects.