ESA BIC Estonia is part of the Europe-wide ESA BIC network, offering access to ESA expertise, knowledge and data, laboratory and testing facilities of the participating universities and hands on business development support from the Incubation Centre teams.

ESA BIC Estonia helps to transfer technology from space to non-space applications and supports 20 Estonian startups over 5 years to develop products for terrestrial use.

The implementation and the ongoing management of the Estonian incubation center will be led by Tartu Science Park in cooperation with Science And Business Park Tehnopol in Tallinn and six other consortium partners. The physical location of the ESA BIC activities will be shared between Tallinn and Tartu.

ESA BIC Estonia Consortium consists of eight partners: Tartu Science Park, Science And Business Park Tehnopol, City of Tartu, City of Tallinn, University of Tartu, Tallinn University of Technology, Tartu Observatory, and Kredex.

If you have an innovative idea how to use space technologies or develop applications to create new products and services in a non-space environment then we can offer:

  • Incentive Funding up to 50.000 EURO for product development and IPR
  • Business Development loan of 50,000 EURO
  • Technical support up to 80h expert advice
  • Business development support & mentoring from experts up to 100h
  • Financial and Administrative support (office space)
  • Intellectual Property consulting
  • Right of use of ESA BIC brand
  • Access to the international network of ESA BICs community

Apply, if

  • you have an innovative idea based on space-related technology, expertise and/or application and target the non-space market
  • your company not older than five years or you are going to start a new company
  • you are a European citizen and your team will be located in Tartu or in Tallinn

Read more about it on the ESA BIC website.

Get in touch if you have any questions!

Kristiina Libe

Deep Tech project manager

+372 5680 0234

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