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ICAB Incubator


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ICAB Incubator

  1. 1. ICAB A Fully Serviced Business Incubator
  2. 2. Facilitating Growth & Development of Emerging Technology Companies <ul><li>What we do </li></ul><ul><li>we provide housing and services to start up companies in the ICT & Engineering sector </li></ul><ul><li>What’s our purpose </li></ul><ul><li>transform innovative technological ventures into profitable and sustainable businesses and join them in a networked ecosystem dedicated to open entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>How do we do it </li></ul><ul><li>by providing only the most adequate logistic, operational and strategic services </li></ul><ul><li>by offering tailor made guidance to start ups </li></ul><ul><li>Who’s doing it </li></ul><ul><li>a dedicated staff and experienced individuals from our extensive business, industry, finance, public and academic network </li></ul><ul><li>Who we’re aiming at </li></ul><ul><li>entrepreneurs and young technology businesses, targeting </li></ul><ul><li>… the most promissing amongst them </li></ul><ul><li>… the ones dedicated to ICAB’s philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>Were does it happen </li></ul><ul><li>In a state of the art facility situated in a lively neigbourhood in close proximity to the center of Brussels, the main universities campusses and the institutions of the European Commission </li></ul>
  3. 3. ICAB is Embedded in an ICT-Ecosystem Powered by Academia, Industry, and Government (1/2) <ul><li>Industrial R&D </li></ul><ul><li>Academic research </li></ul><ul><li>VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Total research budget: 190M€ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contract Research: 100 M€ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Academic personnel: 6.300 FTE </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ICT-research groups: 25 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>IBBT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic Research Institute sponsored by industry & government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting innovation within ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multidisciplinary demand driven research: technological, societal, legal aspects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on: eHealth, New Media, Mobility & Logistics, Supportive ICT-technologies, eGovernment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>23,5 M€/Y; total project funding ‘05-’10: 150 M€ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The VUB-node includes the iLAB-o facility (set up large-scale trials for innovative ICT applications). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Living Lab </li></ul><ul><ul><li>is a european wide multi-stakeholder collaborative network in support of the development and deployment of new ICT-based services and products. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-ordination: IBBT-SMIT research group (VUB) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. ICAB is Embedded in an ICT-Ecosystem Powered by Industry, Academia and Government (2/2) <ul><li>Strong industry base </li></ul><ul><li>Technological Industry: 355 companies (>10 FTE), 30.000 jobs, T.O.: 10.5 B€; share ICT: 60%; 2/3 of ICT-jobs in Belgium are situated within a range of 30 km from Brussels </li></ul><ul><li>Tissue of innovative ICT-start-ups </li></ul><ul><li>Collibra, Optrima, Universum Digitalis, Numeca, Elsyca, Mentis, Eqcologic </li></ul><ul><li>Proximity of decision centers </li></ul><ul><li>ICAB is situated in close proximity of and is well introduced to EU and local governmental decision centers </li></ul><ul><li>Government funding (IWOIB-IRSIB) </li></ul><ul><li>Impuls Programme: 4 actions ; 3 years, 7 M€ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic Recognition for Map Update by Remote Sensing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced ICT Solutions to Cryptography, Authentification and Secure Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The In Silico Wet Lab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Variability in Software-Intensive Product Development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SOIB: S pin O ff I n B russles </li></ul><ul><li>Start up support/Soft landing support </li></ul><ul><li>Start up and Soft landing support through ICAB’s trusted partners </li></ul>
  5. 5. ICAB’s strategic location in the Brussels Region <ul><li>VUB main campus </li></ul><ul><li>ULB science campus </li></ul><ul><li>ULB main campus area </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology (IBBT) </li></ul><ul><li>Living Lab (EU co-ordination center) </li></ul><ul><li>EC-DG Information Society and Media </li></ul><ul><li>EC-DG Research </li></ul><ul><li>European Commission (Berlaymont Building) </li></ul><ul><li>European Parliament </li></ul><ul><li>Agoria (Trade Association of the Technology Industry) & SIRRIS (Technology Competence Centre for the Technology Industry) </li></ul><ul><li>VRT & RTBF (public broadcasting institutions) </li></ul><ul><li>Supermarket & shopping area (Chss. De Wavre) </li></ul><ul><li>Fitness & Spa </li></ul><ul><li>Park (Bois de la Cambre) </li></ul><ul><li>La Grand Place </li></ul><ul><li>Train station </li></ul><ul><li>Subway </li></ul><ul><li>Highway E40 (Antwerp-Liège) </li></ul><ul><li>Highway E4011(Namur-Luxemburg) </li></ul><ul><li>Brussels Enterprise Agency (BEA) </li></ul><ul><li>Brussels Regional Development Agency (BRDA) </li></ul><ul><li>Brussels Enterprises Commerce and Industry (BECI) </li></ul><ul><li>Cabinet of the Minister responsable for Economy, R&D and Employment. </li></ul>: 1 km 1 2 4 5 6 3 14 7 15 10 11 2 17 12 9 8 13 16 19 18 21 20 22 23 ICAB
  6. 6. The ICAB Facility on the Arsenal Site
  7. 7. Services <ul><li>“ All Inclusive”-formula. A monthly fixed price covering a full range of services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a private workspace comprising one or several modules, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>secretarial presence during office hours; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reception of post, visitors, telephone calls; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>service center (printer, fax, photocopy, etc.); </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>meeting rooms (5 h./week included); </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>common infrastructure (cafeteria, relax area, exhibition area, …); </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tele and data communication infrastructure (incl. data centre); </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cleaning (common + private areas); </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>facility management; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>security; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>water, heating, electricity (common + private areas); </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fire insurance; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tax on real estate. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Not included and accounted on an as-use basis: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>costs of telecommunication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>office stationary </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Thank you. Marnix HOUSEN