The main mission of ESA BIC Flanders is to boost innovative business concepts that use space technology, applications, and services in a non-space environment in order to provide new jobs and strengthen the competitiveness of the Flemish industry.
ESA is always looking for entrepreneurs with innovative ideas or business plans based on using
technologies, applications, and services from the aerospace industry in other areas of the
2. Space Companies
Space companies willing to outsource the spin-off activities of their employees will be supported
in an innovative win-win scheme.
3. Research Centres and Universities
Research Centres and universities are asked to encourage staff and young talent to set up their
own companies to bring cutting-edge research to the marketplace via ESA Business Incubation.
Over a project period of 4 years, the goal of the ESA BIC Flanders is to help start up 10 new commercial enterprises in the region of Flanders, using pioneering technology originating from one of the ESA space programmes.