Become an ESA BIC start-up

12 February 2018

ESA´s Business Incubation Centres helps entrepreneurs to get their business off the ground. More than 500 start-ups have been nurtured with 150 new ones selected each year.

SBIC Building Noordwijk

First Step Towards Success: Validation

21 August 2017

Entrepreneurs are often very excited about their new business ideas, and they should be. But it is easy to lose sight of possible hurdles in this phase.

OnyxStar drone. Copyright Wikipedia/ZullyC3P-OnyxStar
Rafael van Grieken, Regional Minister of Education, Youth and Sport, Madrid Region, awarded the overall prize at the 2016 European Satellite Navigation Competition to the University of Strathclyde’s Carmine Clemente, Domenico Gaglione and Hina Bacai. Copyright AZO/A.Valdenebro
ESA space solutions® Prize winners in the 2016 European Satellite Navigation Competition. From left: Head of ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme Office Frank M. Salzgeber with Sasha Afanasieva and Alessio Nunzi from Blubel Tech Ltd. Copyright AZO/A.Valdenebro
ESA’s space solutions Prize in the 2016 European Satellite Navigation Competition went to Blubel Tech company from England for their smart bicycle bell that guides cyclists simply and intuitively using a mix of sounds and lights. Copyright Blubel Tech Ltd

Satellites to spot drones and guide cyclists

26 October 2016

A space-age system for detecting drones took home the grand prize in this year’s European Satellite Navigation Competition, while ESA’s prize went to a smart satnav bicycle bell.