Idealism and startups go hand in hand at Avy

It was a big dream that led to the founding of aviation startup Avy: “building self-flying aircraft for a sustainable future”. Two years later, the founders have lost none of their idealism. If anything, the company has become even more focused. “We have learned that...

Down to earth & back up to space

The very idea of the ESA Business Incubation Centre is conveyed in our favourite hashtag: #downtoearth. Start-ups are challenged to use space technology to solve a problem on earth. Johan Leijtens from alumnus Lens R&D did just that. And then he took his...

Green, Smart, Social Charging

In the week that ESA BIC is receiving new applications, the incubation program also has to say goodbye to one of its ‘graduating’ incubatees. Social Charging is leaving the program with a large network of clients and a business model with a lot of potential for...