The Swiss space incubator – giving high tech start-ups a boost!
ESA Business Incubation Centre Switzerland offers an extensive support package to entrepreneurs with innovative ideas and some space connection in order to develop their business in space or on earth.
ESA BIC Switzerland is a business incubation center by the European Space agency, run by ETH Zurich. It supports Swiss start-ups that are using space technologies: either technologies from space adapted for the use on earth or solutions from earth that could be adapted for the application in space. The space connection applies to multiple application fields such as navigation and positioning, communication techniques, earth observation, materials, processes, signals or robotics. Participants receive up to EUR 200K in non-dilutive funding, along with up to 80 hours of technical and business support by companies and research organizations, and access to ESA Network and facilities. There are two application / selection rounds per year. Start-ups have to be registered in Switzerland and less than 5 years old. Upcoming deadline is October 31, 2020.