Whether a business is developing technology for use in space or turning their ideas into profitable products and services using space technology, the ESA Business Incubation Centre United Kingdom (ESA BIC UK), managed by STFC on behalf of ESA, provides the support and funding that start-up companies need to flourish.
Businesses on this programme join the largest network of incubators supporting space related start-ups in Europe, offering infinite opportunities.
The all-encompassing package of support includes:
- A cash incentive for design, prototyping, Intellectual Property (IP) protection and market studies of over £40,000
- Office space on campus
- Access to STFC’s test facilities, laboratories/workshops and technical expertise, including up to 40 hours of expert support and 40 hours per year of access to lab facilities
- Hands-on business development support/advice
- Access to a range of funding, investment, networking and collaboration opportunities.