The Ignition Program is a four-week pre-incubation program specially designed to improve your ESA BIC application, resulting in a higher chance of acceptance.
Ignition Program 2020-2 applications closed
Program dates: September 2/9/16/23
Let’s say you have a great idea. But you didn’t do the basic research to make it a real business yet. Then it’s time to take that idea to the next level. We created this program for the following groups of people:
- People who want to join the ESA BIC program with a more mature application (researching the space link of their company, checking technical feasibility and analyzing market opportunities)
- People who want to start a company related to space – and who want to validate their business idea
- Entrepreneurs with a space related startup (< 3 years) who want to refine their business model
What’s in the program?
Space Connection - 1 on 1 expert session
Define exactly how your business is related to the space industry.
Value proposition - workshop
Find out if there’s a need for your business and who your customer really is.
Business Model Canvas - workshop
Learn how to work with the famous Business Model Canvas to tweak your business model.
Technical Feasibility - 1 on 1 expert session
Find out if your product or service can be built and if so, how long it will take.
IP strategy - workshop
Develop a strategy for patents and your intellectual property.
Finance - workshop
Does your business makes sense financially? Learn about cost structure, revenue models and financial projections.
Ok, now what?
Although the program is designed to fit the needs of most founders, its main purpose is to be a pre-incubation program to ESA BIC Noordwijk. This means a space connection is highly advised before applying to the Ignition Program.
But please note: the ESA BIC program works with an open call, so the Ignition Program is not obliged. But we highly recommend it!
Just fill in our application form and we will contact you very soon.
The program will be in English.
Applications for 2020-2 are closed
Don’t need a pre-incubation program? Apply to ESA BIC instead