Discussing patents at the work place

Tech startups desire control over their own innovations. Not only is this the desire of startups themselves, but also of potential investors; patent protection is a must. The arrival of V.O. Patents & Trademarks as an incubation partner of SBIC Noordwijk...

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...

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...