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)

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

Ready to take off

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UNDERSEE - Enabling Precision Aquaculture with multi-variable real-time sensing and EOD. ...

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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.