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SIF 3: ESA Business Incubation Centre Sweden


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Joakim Enerstam from Arctic Business Incubator presented the European Space Agency's Swedish Business Incubation Centre - ESA BIC Sweden

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SIF 3: ESA Business Incubation Centre Sweden

  1. 1. ESA-BIC Sweden Joakim Enerstam, Project Manager
  2. 2. Objective: To inspire and support entrepreneurs to turn space-connected business ideas into commercial companies Consortium behind the Swedish ESA-BIC:
  3. 3. Five year program 2016-2020 • The first ESA BIC in Scandinavia • 40 start up’s, 8 per year • Three calls per year • Incubation in one of three incubators for up to 2 year
  4. 4. Who can apply? • Innovative idea based on space-related technology, expertise and/or application and target the non-space market • Idea that targets the space market • A company that is not more than five years old. • Must be a citizen or company from an ESA membership country.
  5. 5. What do I get? • Funding of 50.000 € for product development and IPR. • Technical support up to 80 hours through technical partners. • Access to ESA IP for commercialization. • Accepted to ESA BIC incubator for business dev. support and networks. • Support to secure further venture capital, loans and grants as needed.
  6. 6. Navigation
  7. 7. Imagery
  8. 8. Status • 18 applications received • 8 preliminarly selected • 6 to be evaluated • Next application deadline: – End of January 2017
  9. 9. Where is all info • ESA-BIC Sweden • Facebook: esabicsweden • Twitter: #esabicswe • ESA web site for all BIC’s (enter “incubation” in search field) • ESA IPR web site (google “esa ip for commercialisation”)
  10. 10. Thanks, questions ? Joakim Enerstam Project Manager ESA BIC Sweden