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ESA BIC Switzerland

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ESA Business Incubation Center

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Description

The ESA Business Incubation Centre Switzerland (ESA BIC Switzerland) is a nationwide initiative that opened in 2016 and is managed by ETH Zurich, in collaboration with IFJ, Impact Hub Zurich and AP Swiss.

16 Business Incubation Centres across Europe support selected entrepreneurs with comprehensive commercial and technical assistance to help them start up businesses that apply space technology to non-space industrial, scientific and commercial fields.

ESA BICs help to create viable businesses and new jobs by providing support to more than 130 companies every year in Europe, and more than 400 start-ups companies have received support to date.

Prizes/Offer
  • Up to 500k € in seed financing
  • Access to broad network of corporate and research partners
  • Access to ESA network and facilities and European ESA BIC network
  • Business support: by cutting-edge IFJ programs, and by selected corporates
  • Technical support: up to 80 hours by companies and research organisations
  • Networking amongst relevant start-up peers, and access to Impact Hubs in Switzerland
Eligibility

Any start-up project or any start-up incorporated in Switzerland less than 5 years old and with a space connection.

Being more specific, the key criteria are:

  • Start-up not older than 5 years
  • Some clear connection to some space technology/know how/patent
  • Willingness to register your company in Switzerland, before entering the program / signing the contract

Willingness to develop and scale your business, minimum in Europe (ESA is a European organization

Terms & Conditions
Application Procedure

Complete the registration on the following link: http://www.venturelab.ch/esabicapplication

Application Deadline
Friday 3 November 2017
Call status
Expired
Timetable

Next application deadline:

November 3rd 2017, 11.59 p.m. (CET)

Next jury session (TEB):

November 15th 2017

Contacts/For more information

startups [at] esabic.ch

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