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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.

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.

David Gibbons (Manager of ESA Space Solutions Centre Ireland), Mary Mitchell O'Connor (Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation) and Franco Ongaro (ESA's Director of Technical and Quality Management) pictured in the Tyndall National Institute, Cork at the inauguration of the ESA Space Solutions Centre Ireland on 7 September 2016. Copyright Tyndall National Institute/D. Mc Sweeney/Provision
Ireland's Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O'Connor speaking at the opening of the ESA Space Solutions Centre Ireland on 7 September 2016. Copyright ESA
ESA's Director of Technical and Quality Management and Head of ESTEC Franco Ongaro speaking at the opening of the ESA Space Solutions Centre Ireland on 7 September 2016. Copyright Tyndall National Institute
Tyndall National Institute in Cork leads the ESA Space Solutions Centre Ireland in partnership with Athlone Institute of Technology, Maynooth University, and Irish Maritime and Energy Research Cluster. The centre opened 7 September 2016. Copyright Tyndall National Institute
ESA Space Solutions Centre Ireland was inaugurated 7 September 2016. Copyright Tyndall National Institute

Launch of Space Solutions Centre Ireland

8 September 2016

Ireland boosted its use of space technology this week for down-to-Earth applications by opening the ESA Space Solutions Centre Ireland business incu

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