Space Solutions network gathers in Prague

Prague is a city that is known for its beautiful cultural heritage as well as groups of partying tourists – but this week it was the scene of a different kind of event: the bi-annual ESA BIC/Broker Meeting. Twice per year, the whole Space Solutions community gets...

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...

Swedish delegation visits ESA BIC Noordwijk

On 7 December, ESA ESTEC and the Business Incubation Centre were visited by a 15-member delegation from Sweden. The group, which included members of the Swedish National Space Board, trade council Business Sweden and several Swedish businesses was in The Netherlands...

Magnitude Space becomes Hiber

Almost sixty years after the moon landing, the word ‘space’ still breathes futurism, innovation and pushing boundaries. But in the business community, ‘space’ also stands for high risk, high cost, and high energy consumption. This is one of the reasons that incubatee...