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...

Eyeplane aims for Dutch drone hub

Many of the companies in the ESA BIC program do not meet the pizza-and-beer startup stereotype, nor do they fit into the myth of the Silicon Valley-type garage startup. In fact, most entrepreneurs in the program have a solid background as engineers, business...

Converting waste steam into profit

Anyone living near an industrial area will be familiar with the sight: the white tufts of steam coming from the chimneys of factories. “Waste,” figure the factory operators. “Energy!” say Tjewei Hu and Sana Fateh, co-founders of ESA BIC incubatee Synext. Synext...

Out to Lunch with HeatAway

Having lunch outside of the house is usually a choice between a soggy sandwich from a lunchbox, or an expensive (and often unhealthy) meal from a take-away shop. ESA BIC Noordwijk’s new incubatee HeatAway means to change this with their portable, self-heating...

Keeping it cool with Meds2Go

What do you pack for an intercontinental flight? Easy: a change of clothes, a toothbrush, a good book. But millions of people in the EU have to add one more item to that list: a cooling device for their temperature-sensitive medication. Patients suffering from...

Space, start-ups and business advice

It’s a yearly tradition that we have come to love and look forward to: the ESA-CEMS block seminar. As part of the opening of their academic year, more than 60 CEMS students (International Management) from all over the world come to Noordwijk each year to test their...