Fact sheet

Why ESA BIC Portugal

ESA BIC Portugal proposes a strong support structure with different partners.

Companies to be hosted at the centre will have access to:

  • personalized assistance and professional business guidance
  • training and services 
  • technical support from the University of Coimbra, the University of Porto and several polytechnic institutes
  • support in networking and search for appropriate partners to consolidate the start-ups 
  • possibilities to participate in investment forums and meeting venture capital investors

ESA BIC Portugal is managed by Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN) and hosts incubation in three locations: in Porto, with the support of UPTEC, in Coimbra, at IPN; in Cascais, with the support of DNA Cascais.

Our startups
Total startups to date (including Alumni)
Current no. startups
About them
Total turnover
1M €
Support per startup
Funding / startup
50k €
Support / startup (hrs)

Meet Our Start-ups

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Network Highlights

Success Story

The flying kettle

31 July 2017

A warm meal was quickly delivered by a drone from an ESA business incubator start-up to the last inhabitant in a remote village in Portugal.

Astronaut study gives voice to people with disabilities

From an astronaut head-mount disply to speechless neuro-degenerative diseased patients

We have been working with LusoSpace and LusoVu through the past National Technology Transfer Initiative in Portugal to explore the downstream markets.