Noordwijk is the centre of the space community in The Netherlands.
Meet our coaches and other companies in the SBIC building!
Space startup coaches
Each of our ESA BIC startups gets matched to a dedicated coach for support. Every semester they change coach for a new perspective on their business. Want to become a coach as well? Let us know by sending us a message.
Managing Director at Sapienza Consulting
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Andrea is a space, defence and tech business leader and entrepreneur, equally comfortable and experienced in leading commercial and operational organisations of innovative and growth-oriented technology, engineering & service companies.
Project Engineer ISS at European Space Agency
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Rob has hands-on experience with the development of downstream applications and services using satellite data and functionality, both in Industry as well as Public Sector.
Hans van 't Woud
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Hans is solving world problems using the power of the crowd, satellites and serious gaming. Hans can help you with business development and using various satellite imagery sources (ESA, Airbus, Digital Globe etc.)
Innovation Management Officer ESA/ESTEC
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As an innovation consultant, Francesco gained exposure to markets as diverse as agriculture, banking and finance, retail, smart cities, health services, energy, environmental conservation, real estate and legal sector. He co-founded and led the growth of 3 tech businesses, currently in operations, and contributed to the development of hundreds of others.
Partner at TSM Partners
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Jeroen has over the past 25 years been active in end-responsible CEO roles with various internationally operating, small and medium-sized companies in different technological industries: machine building, metalworking, energy, environmental technology, wastewater treatment, AGV’s, media (print), greentech and water management.
He great affinity with strategic business planning in B2B markets and turning technological innovations into real customer value propositions and profitable business models. Also: hands-on experience in successfully growing technological startup companies. Jeroen has been deeply involved with InTech Dike Security Systems, a successful startup company that has completed the ESA BIC Noordwijk Incubation Program.
Systems Engineer & Founder at Lens R&D
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Johan is an allround systems engineer with experience in space projects. With Lens R&D he is an ESA BIC alumnus.
Linda van Duivenbode
Director at The Extremely Useful Company
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Linda is a specialist in EU research, innovation and space policy/programmes.
Managing Director at Smart Farm Sensing
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Laurens has extensive experience as entrepreneur, executive officer and senior manager, with a renowned track record in agritech, remote sensing, internet-of-things (IoT) and sensor instrumentation.
International Business Developer Spatial Industry
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Marc is an accomplished international (geo)spatial entrepreneur, consultant and business developer. He’s specialised in introduction of innovations and has an extensive international public/private sector network.
Head of Product, Innovation Consumer Market at KPN
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Martin is an experienced business manager and innovator from the telecom sector, with his initial education in aerospace engineering and business administration.
Procurement Manager at European Space Agency
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Patrizio is the Procurement Manager at ESA. He has a background in business management and before his current job, he has over 10 years of experience in the space business industry. Next to that, he’s an ESA BIC alumnus.
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Paul has founded multiple companies. He has a background in IT and knows his sales and marketing. Experienced with investor relations and selling and buying companies.
Founder Hold Fast
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Roeland is a lecturer and business coach/mentor He has a background in several media companies at C level. His focus on business strategy, organisational structure, marketing and sales.
Soon to be coach at SBIC Noordwijk
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Do you want to help people move forward with their business? Eager to share your knowledge? And are you passionate about space? Then send us a message!
The Space Business Innovation Centre Noordwijk is a state-of-the-art co-working space for space-related companies in the remarkable SBIC Building. Next to ESA BIC startups and partners, here are the other companies located in this entrepreneurial hub:
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