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- Title BIC_map_2012-03
- Released 10/01/2011 11:24 am
- Copyright ESA
ESA offers business incubation for start-up companies that use space technologies and knowhow to develop innovative new products and services in non-space fields at its Business Incubation Centres (BICs):
- ESA BIC Noordwijk located near ESA's European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
- ESA BIC Darmstadt located near ESA's European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany.
- ESA BIC Lazio located near ESA's European Centre for Earth Observation (ESRIN) in Frascati, Italy.
- ESA BIC Bavaria located near the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen with two branch offices in Nürnberg and Berchtesgadener Land in Southern Germany.
- ESA BIC Harwell located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire, the UK.
- ESA BIC Redu located near ESA’s Redu ground station in Belgium.
A seventh BIC is in the planning for the Belgian Flanders region.
The centres are part of ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme initiative to facilitate the use of space technology, systems and applications in non-space sectors.