We are looking for space-related startups based in the Walloon Region! Apply before 31 October 2023 at 23:59 CEST to join the next edition of the ESA BIC Belgium programme starting in December 2023.
ESA BIC Open Call Fall 2023
Get your space start-up off the ground
ESA BIC Belgium supports entrepreneurs with a space-based business idea and helps them developing their product while getting their company off the ground. Selected start-ups receive € 50.000 in non-equity based funding for product development, and a comprehensive support package, including office accommodation, technical and business support.
We seek promising early-stage start-ups who develop applications that use space-based systems (such as satellite navigation, earth observation, or satellite communication); use space technologies in a non-space domain; and/or who develop innovative products and services for the space sector.
Why ESA BIC? Discover the benefits of the incubation programme.
Also watch our application guide on how to apply.
Who are we looking for?
We welcome early-stage startups that are developing their product or service after initial validation of the market needs and business model
All start-ups developing a product or service with a valid connection to space can participate
Applying companies must be legal entities registered in Belgium that are less than 5 years old and meet the SME definition
Also individuals with the intention to set up a new company can apply
Only startups based in the Walloon Region are eligible to apply for the Open Call Fall 2023.
What are the benefits?
We incubate selected startups for up to 2 years and support them to achieve product-market fit and raise seed funding
€ 50.000 equity-free incentive funding for product development
Option to apply for equity funding
Up to 80 hours of mentoring from technical and business experts
Regular workshops and training on legal, finance, and fundraising
Access to shared offices and lab facilities on request
Exclusive networking events
Introduction to business partners and international investors
Meet peers from across Europe through the ESA BIC community
How can you apply?
Apply for the Open Call Fall 2023!
You can apply until 31 October 2023 at 23:59 CET to participate in the ESA BIC programme starting in December 2023
The pitch day will take place on Friday 24 November 2023!
Download the Application Package with all documents and templates.
Prepare your application using the Cover Letter & Requirements Checklist, Business Plan, and Incubation Proposal templates.
Take note of the applicable Draft Incubation Contract.
Submit your application through the form below or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will be invited to pitch for the selection board on Friday 24 November.
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